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Atlantans speak out on Rayshard Brooks’ shooting

June 14, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“There are no words strong enough to express how sincerely sorry I am for your loss. I do hope that you will find some comfort in the swift actions that have been taken today and the meaningful reforms that our city will implement on behalf of the countless men and women who have lost their lives across this country.”— Keisha Lance Bottoms, mayor of Atlanta

Atlanta police shooting death of Rayshard Brooks roils city

June 14, 2020

Atlanta Journal-Constitution

“What has become abundantly clear in the city of Atlanta is that while we have a police force full of men and women who work alongside our communities with honor, respect and dignity, there has been a disconnect with what our expectations are and should be as it relates to interactions with our officers and the communities in which they are entrusted to protect,” Bottoms said.

Atlanta police chief resigns after fatal police shooting

June 14, 2020

Access North Georgia

Atlanta's police chief resigned Saturday hours after a black man was fatally shot by an officer in a struggle following a field sobriety test. Authorities said the slain man had grabbed an officer's Taser, but was running away when he was shot.

Atlanta mayor walks with protesters, urges solutions

June 7, 2020

Milledgeville Union Recorder

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Thursday walked with protesters downtown and told the crowd through a megaphone that "there is something better on the other side of this."

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