Atlanta police officer arrested, charged with simple battery

An Atlanta police officer has been suspended after he was arrested on battery charges.

Roswell police took Atlanta Police Department Officer Kelvin Walls into custody Tuesday on simple battery and family violence charges.

Walls has since been released on a $5,000 signature bond.

Atlanta police said his suspension means he has no police powers, pending a meeting with Chief Erika Shields to determine his status with the department.