'Perfect Storm Of Distress': Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms About Increase In ShootingsAtlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said that the increase in shootings a in the city is the result of a "perfect storm" of frustration, the coronavirus pandemic and issues with police brutality.
'It Has To Stop': Atlanta Mayor Condemns July 4th Weekend ShootingsAtlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and interim Police Chief Rodney Bryant discuss shootings that occurred over the July 4th weekend, including one that resulted in the death of Secoriea Turner, 8.
Atlanta Wendy's Fire: Officials Seek Man's IDLess than a week after Fulton County authorities arrested and charged Natalie White in connection with a Wendy’s restaurant fire, they have released photos of another suspect.
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.
GBI: Preliminary Analysis Reveals Fulton Co. Protest Arrests Included Mostly GeorgiansA preliminary analysis conducted by The Georgia Information and Analysis Sharing Center (GISAC) provides a breakdown of the Atlanta arrests related to protest events that took place from May 29 through June 1, 2020.
Atlanta Public Schools: "A Shared Struggle In The Crisis – Standing Up For Racial Justice And Equality"Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Meria Carstarphen responds to the recent local protests sparked by the death of George Floyd, discussing efforts to support teachers and students who engage in peaceful protest.
'Use Of Force' Policy: DeKalb Co. Sheriff Wants Community InputDeKalb County Sheriff Melody Maddox held a press conference at her headquarters on June 5, 2020, announcing plans to include a Use of Force Policy as part of her ongoing agency review. Maddox said it will involve seeking input from the community.
APD Chief: I Will Not 'Watch Our Employees Get Swept Up In The Tsunami Of Political Jockeying'Six Atlanta police officers were booked, five on felony charges, after allegations of using excessive force during a protest Saturday.
Jimmy Carter: 'Silence Can Be As Deadly As Violence'In his first public reaction to the nationwide unrest surrounding the police killing of George Floyd, former President Jimmy Carter said Wednesday that "silence can be as deadly as violence," and called on Americans in positions of "power, privilege, and moral conscience" to fight racial discrimination.
'I Thought I Might Be Killed' College Student Recalls APD EncounterTaniyah Pilgrim says she feared she might not survive when Atlanta police used a Taser on her friend Messiah Young and pulled Pilgrim from a vehicle during street protests on Saturday.
Police Officers Join Protesters For Prayers And HugsWhile tensions between police and demonstrators have heated up in many places, some officers have shown solidarity with the movement by hugging protesters, praying with them, mourning with them, and taking a knee to honor Floyd.
Atlanta Police Arrest Over 90 ProtestersMost of the arrests occurred before the 9 p.m. curfew. The majority of protesters cleared the streets without incident.
Metro Atlanta George Floyd Protests Leave Trail Of DestructionPeaceful protests that were initiated in Atlanta during Friday afternoon, May 29, 2020, abruptly shifted to hostile attacks, rioting, looting, vandalism, fires and property destruction.
'He Should Just Stop Talking': Keisha Lance Bottoms On TrumpAtlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms rebuked Donald Trump's rhetoric on Sunday amid days of protests after the death of George Floyd, saying the President "is making it worse" and is stoking racial tensions.
John Lewis Calls For Peaceful Protests After Atlanta ArrestsAtlanta police said 70 arrests were made Saturday night and an officer was hurt during a second day of protests. Curfew extended to Monday.