You have reached your limit of free articles this month.

Enjoy unlimited access to myAJC.com

Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks.

GREAT REASONS TO SUBSCRIBE TODAY!

  • IN-DEPTH REPORTING
  • INTERACTIVE STORYTELLING
  • NEW TOPICS & COVERAGE
  • ePAPER
X

You have read of premium articles.

Get unlimited access to all of our breaking news, in-depth coverage and bonus content- exclusively for subscribers. Starting at just 99¢ for 8 weeks

X

Welcome to myAJC.com

This subscriber-only site gives you exclusive access to breaking news, in-depth coverage, exclusive interactives and bonus content.

You can read free articles of your choice a month that are only available on myAJC.com.

Atlanta police fire cop accused of shooting tourist near Georgia Dome 


The Atlanta Police Department fired an officer accused of shooting at a tourist from North Carolina near the Georgia Dome, officials confirmed. 

Mathieu Cadeau was fired Thursday for excessive use of force after authorities said he shot at Noel Hall, who disregarded his commands while Cadeau was directing traffic. The officer was placed on administrative leave while state officials investigated the shooting. 

MORE: Cop on leave after shooting near Georgia Dome

Cadeau had told officials he felt his life was in danger, leading him to fire the shot, Channel 2 Action News reported. Investigators later determined his story and the physical evidence didn’t match. 

"The law is clear,” Hall’s attorney, Shean Williams, told Channel 2. “You cannot fire a deadly weapon without your life or someone's life being in danger.” 

Cadeau was a supervisor in the field operations division and had been with the Atlanta Police Department since July 2007. 

According to the GBI,he was working an off-duty job directing traffic Feb. 25 when he encountered a white Ford F350 van driven by Hall, 46.

Cadeau was in uniform, which is standard procedure when directing traffic, Atlanta police officials said. He was wearing a traffic vest, too.  

Hall disregarded the officer’s commands and drove in his direction, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said at the time.  

That is when Cadeau fired his gun and hit Hall, she said. Other people were inside the van but were not injured.  

MORE: Probe recommended dismissal of APD officer who shot tourist

The van continued left onto Ivan Allen Jr. Boulevard from Northside Drive for several blocks before one of the passengers called 911, Miles said. The vehicle eventually stopped and Hall was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and released.  

Hall was in town for the Supercross event, Atlanta police told Channel 2. Evidence from the scene indicates he was not armed, Miles said.

In other news:



Next Up in Local

Acworth sailor killed in motorcycle crash in Japan
Acworth sailor killed in motorcycle crash in Japan

A Cobb County woman has been identified as one of two U.S. service members who were killed in a motorcycle crash in Japan. Navy Seaman Apprentice Savannah Cagle was a 2015 Allatoona High School graduate, according to reports. Cagle and her boyfriend, Airman 1st Class Gabriel Antonio Fuentes-Lebron, were riding a motorcycle Thursday night when...
Draco the Gwinnett police dog wins suit filed by burglar he bit
Draco the Gwinnett police dog wins suit filed by burglar he bit

If Draco, the prized police K-9 dog sued for biting a suspect, lost his case, what would he pay in damages? Would the court garnish his dog treats and biscuits? Would he have to relinquish his favorite bone? The notion of a dog having to pay damages in an excessive-use-of-force case was one of the reasons the federal appeals court in Atlanta recently...
Police ID officer who ran over murder suspect after chase
Police ID officer who ran over murder suspect after chase

Columbus police have identified the officer who hit an armed murder suspect with his patrol car after a chase, according to a report. Ryan Vardman, a six-year veteran of the department, was pursuing  22-year-old Deonte Marces Giles before the incident, the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reported. Giles died of blunt-force trauma, Muscogee County...
6th District runoff: Early voting site changed in Dunwoody
6th District runoff: Early voting site changed in Dunwoody

Election officials are moving the Dunwoody’s early voting site for the 6th Congressional District runoff to a location that will be open for three weeks instead of just one. Voters will be able to cast ballots in advance at the Dunwoody Methodist Church on weekdays from May 30 to June 16, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early voting is also available...
Mega-donor Bernie Marcus on why he wants ‘nothing’ from Trump
Mega-donor Bernie Marcus on why he wants ‘nothing’ from Trump

Georgia Republican mega-donor Bernie Marcus in 2011. Bob Andres bandres@ajc.com “Bernie Marcus isn’t getting much for his $7 million.
More Stories