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Atlanta mayor taps new equity officer to aid marginalized residents

October 30, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has appointed a new chief equity officer whose responsibilities include developing policies that create economic equity, programs for the city’s at-risk youth, housing affordability, community health, education, and...

Atlanta Mayor On Police Brutality Cases: ‘I Took Very Swift Actions’

October 30, 2020

CBS Atlanta

In a virtual public safety update on October 28, 2020, Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms discussed ongoing challenges. “We recognize that we are seeing an uptick in crime in Atlanta, and unfortunately, Atlanta is not alone, because this is a national trend,” Bottoms said.

Atlanta council takes the next step in fight against street racers

October 27, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Late Monday, the council’s public safety committee passed an ordinance that will require anyone arrested for street racing to stay in jail until that person sees a judge within 24 to 48 hours of arrest. The judge will then determine a bond amount and any special restrictions before a suspect can be released.

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