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Atlanta PD names LGBT liaison officer
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ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Police Department has named a new LGBT liaison officer.

The department said in a news release that Officer C.J. Murphy is set to start in her new position Thursday. She joins Officer Eric King as one of two LGBT liaisons for the department. She replaces Senior Police Officer Brian Sharp, who's moving to a different position.

The department's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender liaison officers are tasked with improving communication and relationships with the community, as well as increasing awareness and training on LGBT issues within the department.

Murphy is a native of Conyers and joined the department in 2010 and has served in several different sections, including Zone 5, the community oriented policing section, school detectives and the gang unit.