On July 13, 2022, a grand jury in the Northern District of Georgia indicted Fredy Contreras, Daniel Maloney, Theodore Rowe, and Timothy Wilson for aiming a laser pointer at an aircraft. The indictments allege that each individual separately aimed a laser at a police department helicopter being operated in the Atlanta, Georgia area during a law enforcement operation.
DOT-OIG is conducting this investigation with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Atlanta Police Department, and Gwinnett County Police Department.