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.
80 Year Old Man Dies As A Suspected Unintended Victim Of Drive By ShootingAPD officers were dispatched to 2402 Meadow Park Dr SW to conduct a welfare check. On scene, the officers discovered a deceased 80-year-old male inside the residence with at least one gunshot wound.
'Real Dads Read' Mobile Units Deliver Books To Atlanta ChildrenAtlanta police officers and dads deliver books to children to promote literacy through "Real Dads Read" mobile units.
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.
Charges Upgraded For ATV Driver Who Hit APD OfficerAtlanta Police investigators filed upgraded charges against Avery Goggans, the alleged driver of an ATV that struck APD officer Maximillian Brewer during the George Floyd protests on May 30, 2020.
APD Fires Two More Officers In College Student Tasing IncidentAPD announced two additional officers, Sergeant Lonnie Hood and Officer Armon Jones, were fired as a result of a tasing incident involving two college students during protests.
Midtown Rape Suspect Turns Himself In To Atlanta PoliceEric Key turned himself into Atlanta Police Headquarters. Key was arrested and faces charges of Sexual Battery, Aggravated Sodomy, Rape, and Kidnapping.