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Correcting the record on Atlantic Station response to recent shooting

Atlantic Station’s ownership, management and security teams strongly feel the need to refute a recent media report alleging Atlantic Station did not adequately cooperate with police following the Dec. 13 shooting in our parking garage. 

The report paints an inaccurate picture of what transpired in the minutes and hours after the incident. We have fully cooperated with police in this matter, promptly provided access to our security cameras and complied with a court-ordered subpoena, and done everything in our power to help police apprehend the suspect.

In fact, steps taken by Atlantic Station security provided police within about 30 minutes of arriving on the scene with information on a person of interest’s vehicle make, model and license plate.

Atlantic Station stands by its policy to provide immediate access to all security camera footage to police but require a subpoena before providing a physical copy of the video. This policy, which has been in place for years and never hindered a police investigation, is important because it protects the privacy of our many residents, tenants and guests while ensuring their safety through immediate and extensive police cooperation.

In the interest of full transparency and getting accurate information to the public, we provide the following timeline of events following the shooting in our parking garage on the evening of Dec. 13, 2018.

Thursday 12/13/2018

7:14 p.m.        Atlantic Station security director reports to dispatch gunshots heard in the area.

7:15  p.m.       Security officers patrolling parking deck confirm shots fired in the parking deck.

7:16-18 p.m.   Security, Atlantic Station law enforcement officer and the security director are on scene.

7:32 p.m.        Police on scene.

7:32 p.m.        EMS on scene.

7:35 p.m.        Additional police units on scene.

8:01 p.m.        Police request and are given access to Atlantic Station security cameras.

8:03 p.m.        Police radio from the Atlantic Station camera room to units, dispatching information about the person of interest.               

8:51 p.m.        Police request access to review footage.

8:53 p.m.        Access is granted to police. While reviewing footage, police seek to take a photo of the screen, but are reminded that as a matter of law a subpoena is required. Police are assured all footage has been bookmarked and preserved. Police are informed the subpoena can be emailed to Atlantic Station directly but they state it must be delivered in person. Police are informed Atlantic Station personnel will be available all evening to assist. Police are granted continued access to all video footage while they are obtaining the subpoena.

9:39 p.m.      Police are provided the parking ticket of the person of interest by Atlantic Station security.

10:46 p.m.       Police deliver to Atlantic Station’s security director a subpoena requesting 24 hours of video from 400 security cameras. Police state they will return in the morning to retrieve the footage.  

10:48 p.m.      Police depart the security camera room.

Friday 12/14/2018

10:38 a.m.      Data is emailed to police.

1:08 p.m.        Police arrive at the Atlantic Station security office to retrieve a physical copy of the data. Because police do not have a thumb drive to transfer data to,   Atlantic Station security purchases one from Target to expedite the process.  

1:55 p.m.        Police exit the Atlantic Station security office with the data.

3:00 p.m.      Atlantic Station security receives a phone call from police thanking them for the data received.

Posted by Erika Smith at 3:40 PM
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