Atlanta Mayor Addresses Crime Spike, New 311 Plan For Non-Emergency CallsMayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addressed the City pf Atlanta's spike in violent crimes, including gang and gun violence, during her first press conference of the year on January 21, 2021.
GBI Investigates Atlanta Police Officer Involved ShootingThe Atlanta Police Department (APD) requested the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to investigate an officer involved shooting on Saturday.
Atlanta City Council Approves Ban On Chokeholds, Other Police ReformsAmid the ongoing protests and civil unrest following several police use of force incidents, both locally and nationally, the Atlanta City Council passed a number of reforms aimed at improving police and community relations.
Atlanta Mayor Issues Administrative Orders To Revise Use Of Force PoliciesThree weeks after Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms created an Advisory Council to look into the Atlanta Police Department's Use of Force policies, she issued three Administrative Orders to immediately begin revising them.
Celebration Of Life Held For Rayshard BrooksFor those who knew Rayshard Brooks, the Celebration of Life service at historic Ebenezer Baptist Church was full of rejoicing and sadness.
I Quit: Police Officers Across U.S. ResignIn the three weeks since George Floyd's death, the role of America's criminal justice system has been propelled to the forefront of national conversation with thousands calling for comprehensive changes within the country's policing system.
Some Law Enforcement Officials Say Rayshard Brooks' Shooting Was JustifiedA point of contention in the debate revolving around Brooks' last moments was the Taser he picked up from one of the officers.
Atlanta Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Received Several Citizen Complaints Against HimThe Atlanta Police Department released records that show the officer who shot and killed Rayshard Brooks last week had several citizen complaints lodged against him prior to the incident.