'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.
George Floyd Death Protests: Curfews Extend Another Night Over ViolentDemonstrators filled the streets across the U.S., including Atlanta, on Sunday to protest police brutality and the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died at the hands of a police officer in Minneapolis.
Mayor Bottoms: 'This Is Not A Protest...This Is Chaos'Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms denounced vandalism in her city Friday evening as "chaos" after protest demonstrations over the death of George Floyd turned violent.