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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.
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.
Atlanta coronavirus updates

Atlanta’s latest coronavirus updates: Tuesday, May 12

On Monday, MLB officials pondered this year's season and APD chief Erika Shields updated Atlanta City Council on how crime has been during the pandemic. Here’s your Tuesday morning update.
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?
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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