Number of APD cases trending down

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The number of cases being made by Atlanta Police officers is trending down, recent statistics indicate.

Some veterans on the force said, in some cases, frustrated officers are slowing down in making arrests. There is nothing organized, according to two supervisors, but it is happening through word-of-mouth.

What is motivating a possible slowdown is something that cannot be quantified. But there is another factor that is backed up by hard numbers, and that is the number of cops available at roll call.

Divisions are having a tough time rolling out a full complement of officers due to retirements, resignations, and other factors. Sources tell FOX 5, when you have fewer officers on the beat, it will result in fewer cases being made.