Sharp increase of elder abuse draws law enforcement groups together in Rome

(Rome Times-Tribune)

The growing number of elder abuse cases across North Georgia was labeled a “Silver Tsunami” by GBI Special Agent Heath Strickland.

The agent was one of many law enforcement officers who spoke Wednesday at a meeting of the North Georgia Elder Abuse Task Force at the Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Rome.

Law enforcement and state officials from Dalton to Dahlonega and even neighboring Alabama met to start what they want to be a collaborative, multi-jurisdictional effort to deal with the issue...Continue Reading