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Police chases are dangerous. Why do they still happen?
In 2019, then police chief Erika Shields suspended Atlanta Police Department’s chase policy. Her successor, Rodney Bryant, enacted a revised policy less than a year after the original had been suspended. But chases remain controversial.
The source of violent crime in Atlanta isn’t mysterious: It’s desperation, born by inequality.
We just need to be willing to see it, writes George Chidi.
Atlanta’s surveillance network keeps growing, and growing, and…
According to technology research firm Comparitech, Atlanta has 48.93 cameras per 1,000 people, making it the most surveilled city in the United States and the seventh most surveilled city in the world.
Next stop, Cop City? What’s happening with the controversial plan for a new police and fire training center in DeKalb
On September 8, Atlanta City Council voted 10 to 4 in favor of a proposal to build a training center for police and firefighters on 85 acres of land in south DeKalb County. The vote came amid fierce controversy and followed 17 hours of public comment. Here's why many groups are opposed to the plan, and what could happen next.
What we know so far about the metro Atlanta spa shootings
Eight people, including six Asian women, were killed at three different businesses in Cherokee County and Atlanta. Police believe a 21-year-old Woodstock man is responsible for all three shootings.
The water boy’s hustle
Atlanta city officials deemed water sales along highway exits a nuisance and a threat. But for one West End teenager, the hustle is a way to make money and to stay out of jail.
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.
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.
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.