David Perdue Attacks State Law Enforcement in Unhinged Rant

For Immediate Release

Tuesday, April 12, 2022

ATLANTA – After calling teacher pay raises, income tax refunds, and a gas tax suspension “disgusting,” today former Senator David Perdue attacked the Georgia State Patrol in an unhinged rant.

“The heroic men and women of the Georgia State Patrol set the standard for integrity, excellence, and dedicated service for law enforcement organizations. Period,” said Cody Hall, Director of Communications and Senior Advisor. “For David Perdue to suggest otherwise in order to score political points during campaign season is dangerous and beneath the office he seeks. If Perdue wants to attack law enforcement, he should switch primaries and run to the left of Stacey Abrams.”

As of March 30th, the Georgia Department of Public Safety Crime Suppression Unit, in partnership with their local and state law enforcement partners, were responsible for the following in Atlanta and other metro areas across the state:

• Over 23,600 vehicle stops
• 588 DUI stops
• 213 drug arrests
• 572 pursuits
• Approximately 1,300 vehicles impounded
• Approximately 16,000 citations rendered
• 26 murder suspects apprehended
• 451 wanted persons arrested
• 342 stolen and missing weapons secured
• 312 stolen vehicles recovered, with a running value of almost $6.5 million

The Crime Suppression Unit was created at the request of Governor Kemp by utilizing Governor’s Emergency Fund dollars. Read more about the Crime Suppression Unit and the Georgia State Patrol’s work here.

During the 2022 legislative session, Governor Kemp championed a $5,000 pay raise for state law enforcement, which the General Assembly overwhelmingly supported.


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Kemp for Governor