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Former Atlanta Officer Who Shot Rayshard Brooks Sues City Over Firing

A former officer with the Atlanta Police Department who was involved in the fatal shooting of a man in a fast food restaurant parking lot in June, has filed suit against Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and interim police Chief Rodney Bryant over his firing.

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Georgia Officer Injured in Multi-Car Collision Involving Robbery Suspect

An officer with the DeKalb County (GA) Police Department was injured when his patrol vehicle was struck by a car that had collided with another vehicle driven by an alleged robbery suspect.

Georgia Man Arrested for Allegedly Attempting to Run Over Officer

A man has been arrested after allegedly attempting to run over a police officer in Georgia late last week.

Georgia Deputy Struck and Killed by Vehicle, Driver Charged

A man now faces a charge of first-degree vehicular homicide after reportedly struck and killed a Georgia deputy who was responding to a crash on an interstate freeway.

Atlanta DA May Have Violated Law in Investigation of Officers

The grand jury had been suspended on March 13 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. And legal experts say Howard's grand jury subpoena with no grand jury in session could be an ethical or possibly criminal issue.

Atlanta Interim Chief Slams DA for Quick Charges Against Officers in Rayshard Brooks Shooting

Bryant said morale within Atlanta police has been low since widespread protests began against police brutality and racism. He said the quick charges in Brooks’ case has only exacerbated those morale issues.

Georgia Governor Calls in National Guard, Highway Patrol to Help Quell Atlanta Violence

The governor authorized the deployment of up to 1,000 National Guard troops in the wake of violence in Atlanta over the weekend that left more than 30 people wounded and five dead, including an 8-year-old girl.

Georgia Officer Pays for Uber Fare for Woman Stranded at Roadside

An officer with the Duluth (GA) Police Department who had come upon a woman and child walking down a rural road early Tuesday morning made a call to a car service so that they could safely get to a relative's house after their car broke down.

Atlanta Foundation Tries to Boost Police Morale Prevent Officer Exits with $500 Bonuses

“I have to assume many of those officers who walked out won’t be coming back” said Atlanta Police Union representative Ken Allen.

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Hot-Lanta is a Hot Mess

Police Union spokesman Champion says Mayor Bottoms is part of the morale problem. "They're just fed up. I mean, their mayor has come out and said everything that they used to do with use of force is not valid—'Don't do it'—so I don't know how we defend ourselves when people want to fight us," he said.