Protesters Demand Mask Mandates in Georgia CollegesCollege campuses are becoming the latest setting for the fight over COVID-19 guidelines. All this week, students, staff, and supporters will be protesting on Georgia campuses calling for tougher safety measures.
Governor DeSantis Signs Controversial Anti-Riot Bill Into LawThe law, HB-1, is one of the strictest in the country when it comes to regulating riots.
Gov. Kemp Signs Georgia Elections Overhaul Bill Into Law Amid ProtestsProtesters respond to the passage of Georgia's Election Overhaul Bill SB 202 as Governor Brian Kemp signs it into law.
'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.