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What will it take for APD to change the way it polices itself?

What will it take for APD to change the way it polices itself?

Our investigation of thousands of pages of internal-affairs documents raises questions about reform at the beleaguered department.
Atlanta Citizen Review Board

Who polices the Atlanta police?

Anyone who feels they’ve been wronged by an Atlanta police officer can voice their concern to the city’s Citizen Review Board. Here's what you need to know about them.
Erika Shields

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigns following the death of Rayshard Brooks

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced the resignation of APD Chief Erika Shields in a press conference Saturday, following the death of 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks, who was shot and killed by an APD officer on Friday night.
Rayshard Brooks Protest

What we know so far about the killing of Rayshard Brooks

On the evening of Friday, June 12, 27-year-old Rayshard Brooks was shot and killed by an Atlanta Police Department officer in the parking lot of the Wendy's restaurant on University Avenue in Peoplestown.
Up all night: Atlanta Police Officer Son Tran

An Atlanta cop, truck driver, and sleep specialist tell us how to cope with working all night

How $4,000 mattresses and blue-light boxes help Atlanta’s small army of night owls get a good day’s rest.
Robby Ivy

Street Saviors: How Atlanta is helping—not jailing—the homeless, mentally ill, and addicted

Robby Ivy is “care navigator” for Atlanta's Pre-Arrest Diversion Initiative, a program has created an unlikely alliance between police officers and criminal justice activists. Together, they’re trying to answer a key question: Can helping the addicted, mentally ill, and homeless instead of hauling them to jail make Atlanta safer?
Amy Soeldner

Meet the Atlanta Police officer whose job is to end animal cruelty

After a 6-year-old boy was killed and a 5-year-old girl mauled by loose dogs earlier this year, the Atlanta Police Department decided to create a new sworn position, Animal Cruelty Liaison Officer, to tackle animal cruelty cases and educate the community about the relationship between animal cruelty and crime. Meet Amy Soeldner, the first person to hold the position.
Learn before you burn

Learn before you burn: What to know about Atlanta’s new marijuana law

Atlanta City Council voted unanimously to pass legislation that will decrease penalties for less than an ounce of marijuana possession. But misinformation about the law started spreading as soon as the vote was passed. Here's every question you have about the new ordinance, answered.
JCT Kitchen shooting

A suspected robber shot a man outside JCT Kitchen—Updated

One man is recovering at Grady Memorial Hospital after he was shot outside JCT Kitchen, Ford Fry's popular restaurant and bar in the Westside Provisions District just before 9 p.m. last night.
Erika Shields

The Chief: Erika Shields wants to change the way Atlanta police tackle crime

Atlanta Police Department chief Erika Shields has a lot of progressive ideas, such as having APD build relationships with the city’s top 100 young offenders to help break the vicious cycle of arrests and jail. But will Atlanta's next mayor keep her around?

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