The Atlanta Police Department (APD) said on Wednesday evening that they are seeing a “higher than usual” number of police officers not coming in for their shifts, in other words, a ‘Blue Flu Pandemic’ had struck Atlanta PD.

Of course, this shouldn’t be unexpected as APD’s ‘Blue Flu Pandemic’ comes just hours after Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard insanely announced that the police officer who regrettably, but rightfully shot Rayshard Brooks last week was charged with felony murder.

The statement from APD came after numerous reports began to swirl online suggesting that police officers were walking off the job in response to Howard’s announcement.

What Blue Flu Pandemic?

According to our source, Atlanta Democrat Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms pressured the Atlanta Police Departments official Twitter account to post this absurdity in which they deny, then confirm the walk-out had indeed happened:

“Earlier suggestions that multiple officers from each zone had walked off the job were inaccurate. The department is experiencing a higher than usual number of call-outs with the incoming shift. 

We have enough resources to maintain operations & remain able to respond to incidents.”