Atlanta, Georgia – Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum announced a substantial $200,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of suspects involved in a series of arson attacks. These incidents, linked to protests against the proposed Atlanta Public Safety Training Center, also known as “Cop City,” have caused nearly $10 million in damages across four states, including Georgia.
The police chief emphasized the ongoing threat that the arsonists, who have been actively opposing the construction of the training center for more than a year, pose during a press conference.
The attacks, which have spanned across Georgia and three other states, have targeted various sites, including construction equipment and even law enforcement facilities. Among these incidents are the fire incident at the current Atlanta Police Training Academy, the Pathforce Precinct, and a youth center dedicated to crime diversion. Chief Schierbaum expressed concern over the danger these arsons pose to citizens and first responders.
The reward of $200,000 is being offered from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Georgia Arson Control Board, and the Crime Stoppers of Greater Atlanta for any information that might help bring the persons responsible for these incidents before justice.
The authorities are encouraging anyone with information to come forward. Tipsters who might have any information but want to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (404) 577-8477.