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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.
What happened at the University Avenue Wendy’s Rayshard Brooks Atlanta

23 Days: Stories from the occupation of the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed

For more than three weeks, protestors occupied the Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was fatally shot by police. Here are the are the stories of four people who witnessed the occupation from four different perspectives.

What is Georgia’s proposed police protections bill? And why is it controversial?

Georgia House Bill 838 passed the legislature in June and is on Governor Brian Kemp's desk. While proponents say it provides necessary protections for police and first responders, some civil rights groups argue that it is a tool to muzzle protestors. Here's how the legislation quickly came to be and what people are saying about it.
Trevor Noah Daily Show Rayshard Brooks

On The Daily Show, Trevor Noah addresses the death of Rayshard Brooks: “You don’t deserve to die for being drunk.”

On The Daily Social Distancing Show with Trevor Noah—the filmed-at-home version of Comedy Central's The Daily Show—Noah discussed the "messy" killing of Rayshard Brooks by an Atlanta Police officer.
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.
Basil Eleby, I-85 fire

The I-85 fire could have destroyed Basil Eleby’s life. Instead, it may have saved it.

When he was suspected of starting the fire that collapsed a portion of I-85 in Atlanta, Basil Eleby—a homeless man who grew up without a family and struggled with addiction—was facing felony charges that would put him in jail until he was in his sixties. But one year after the fire, Eleby is on the path to recovery, thanks to the help of the Atlanta community.
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.

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