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Officers get child abuse detection training

Officers receive training (WALB image) Officers receive training (WALB image)
Nyelle Garrison (Source: Family) Nyelle Garrison (Source: Family)
Corporal Marita Williams (WALB photo) Corporal Marita Williams (WALB photo)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

Albany law enforcement is working to better detect child abuse, to keep the community safe.

Officers with Albany and Dougherty County Police Departments, and representatives from Open Arms participated in the class Friday at the Law Enforcement Center.
       
Nurses from Children's Healthcare of Atlanta gave them tips on ways to detect child abuse.

Cases like the death of Nyelle Garrison earlier this year make this class even more important.

"It's very important with everything that's going on today. We want to be on top of things and able to recognize different things that go on so we don't miss anything," said Corporal Marita Williams, of the Albany Police Department      

Garrison's mother, 28-year-old Clarion Garrison faces two charges: concealing the death of another, and felony probation violation.

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