Civil Liberties

A Minor Crime


Former Atlanta police officer Bernett Collins has pleaded guilty to sexual battery, distributing sexually explicit material to a minor and violating his oath of office. Collins met a 13-year-old girl when answering a call to her house. He then began texting her and eventually sending her explicit photographs of himself and requesting photos of her topless or in her underwear. He also groped her during a visit to her house. A judge sentenced Collins to five years