About Brian S. Batterton, J.D.

Brian Batterton is an attorney in the State of Georgia and currently a Lieutenant with the Cobb County Police Department. He has been in law enforcement since 1994 and obtained his Juris Doctorate in 1999 from John Marshall Law School in Atlanta. He has served as an officer in Uniform Patrol, a detective in Criminal Investigations, a Corporal in the Training Unit and as a Sergeant in Uniform Patrol. Brian is currently assigned as the Legal Officer to the Chief of Police. In addition to his work at the police department, he also lectures for the Legal and Liability Risk Management Institute (LLRMI) on both criminal law and procedure topics, as well as, police civil liability.


On September 29, 2020, the Court of Appeals of Georgia decided Patrick v. Andrews[i], which serves as an excellent review of the law related to false arrest under the Fourth Amendment.  The relevant facts of Patrick, taken directly from the [...]

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