Eight Atlanta police officers have resigned since June 1, according to the Atlanta Police Foundation, a nonprofit organization.
“We are now going into the third consecutive week of unbated protests in which officers have worked 12-hour shifts seven days per week. As you can imagine, their stress levels are exacerbated by physical and emotional exhaustion. We are grateful for the sacrifices they are making every day and will continue to support them while accelerating the programs under the Atlanta Police Foundation’s mission in order to address police reform and other issues the protests and their aftermath have illuminated," Dave Wilkinson, president and CEO of the Atlanta Police Foundation.
The foundation did not state an exact reason for the resignations, but indicated a low moral throughout the department.
The organization had previously reported that 19 officers had resigned in the past 10 days. In an updated statement, the Atlanta Police Foundation said they reported an inaccurate number of officer resignations.
"Earlier today, the Atlanta Police Foundation reported an inaccurate number of officer resignations within the Atlanta Police Department since the start of the social justice protests. Eight officers have resigned since June 1. Due to a miscommunication we reported inaccurately that 19 officers had resigned. We apologize for the error," the statement said.
CNN has reached out to the police department for comment on the resignations.
This post has been updated to reflect the updated number of resignations from the Atlanta Police Foundation.