Nearly a year after its creation, the Atlanta City Jail task force has recommended closing the jail, demolishing the building and replacing it with a Center for Equity that would support Atlantans’ needs.
Upon their departure, K-9 Officer Monto and his handler Powder Springs Police Officer Cory Dilbeck received well wishes from Powder Springs Mayor Al Thurman and the City Council on June 15.
The Atlanta City Council on Saturday narrowly voted down an ordinance that would have withheld $73 million of the Atlanta Police Department’s budget until Mayor Keisha Lance Bottom’s administration drafted a plan to reinvent the culture of policing in the city and make it a national model for law enforcement.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced applications are now open for the creATL Relief Fund to support Atlanta’s independent creative workers affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
As Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms confronts a global pandemic and unrest over police brutality at home, she has steadily emerged as a legitimate contender for presumptive Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s running-mate.
Atlanta is one of 10 cities chosen by The Rockefeller Foundation for a new program it's launching to promote more inclusive growth, both short- and long-term.
Atlanta's mayor is vowing to change police use-of-force policies and require continuous training so that officers do more to deescalate situations before consequences become fatal.
A proposed ordinance from City Councilman Antonio Brown would outlaw so-called “riot agents,” which police argue serve as essential tools that allow them to deal with unruly crowds as safely as possible.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said that it has become clear in the aftermath of another African American man being shot by police that racial bias training isn’t working.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms held a press conference this afternoon announcing plans to issue several administrative orders involving police reform measures.