LAKE LANIER – The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety has confirmed that one of their officers has been charged after being involved in a weekend boating incident on Lake Lanier that left one man seriously injured.
According to a statement by George Gordon, a spokesman for the agency, the officer was charged with boating under the influence by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.
The officer has been identified by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office as Christopher James Harrison.
Harrison was taken to the Forsyth County Jail after being arrested, where he posted a $2,750 bond on July 3.
According to a GoFundMe page set up by family and friends, the victim in the incident, Josh Akins, a former police officer and military veteran, was very seriously injured.
Citing the fact that Harrison had been absent from the department on military leave since March 23 and was under military control and jurisdiction, Alpharetta declined further comment.
Gordon said Alpharetta will open an internal affairs investigation into the incident.