There is a critical shortage of police officers in Atlanta. That is what police personnel records show, as the city is down approximately 400 officers available immediately to hit the street.
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said the rank and file members of the Atlanta Police Department are still recovering from the blow to morale following the arrests and terminations of officers involved in violent or deadly encounters during the last few months of racial and civil unrest across the nation.
The chairwoman of the Atlanta Council Public Safety Panel knows it is hard to corral street racers when they pop up in several locations all at the same time.
The Atlanta Police Department announced on Monday 459 people have been arrested for street racing, laying drag or reckless driving since the beginning of the year.
An internal Atlanta police document shows another 36 officers voluntarily left their jobs in August. That is a lot of resignations and retirements for one month.
Street racing is not a violent crime, but for drivers who get stuck in the middle of one of the impromptu events, it can certainly be an irritating crime.
The Atlanta police officer struck by an ATV during protests in Downtown Atlanta earlier this year had a chance to stop by police headquarters for the first time Wednesday and spoke exclusively to FOX 5 anchor Christine Sperow.
The family of a man killed 4 years ago by an Atlanta police officer released dash camera video of the deadly shooting.
The number of boys selling water at Atlanta intersections has decreased, but that does not mean some are not still at it. They continue to defy the mayor who has told them to stop because "it is just too dangerous."
Atlanta police will once again start responding to all vehicle crashes after reversing a policy put in place during the height of COVID-19
Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced several administrative orders Wednesday on the Atlanta Police Department's Use of Force.
The Atlanta Police Department has stopped responding to minor traffic accidents due to the coronavirus. Officers will still report to hit and run accidents, accidents where someone is injured or where safety is a concern.
The Atlanta City Council passed a resolution to overhaul the city’s police policies in the wake of the Rayshard Brooks shooting death due to a procedural issue. The council originally sent this as an ordinance to Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms, who vetoed it.
The Atlanta Police Department has announced officers will no longer respond to car crashes if no one is injured.
Atlanta police are seeking the public's help as they continue to search for two men connected to a June robbery at a convenience store.
A family is searching for answers after a man was hit and killed by a train in Atlanta Saturday morning.
The Atlanta Police Depament gave back to the community in the area of the University Avenue Wendy's, after movie mogul Tyler Perry donated gift cards.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said she has had to veto recent action taken by the Atlanta City Council to overhaul the city’s police policies in the wake of the Rayshard Brooks shooting death due to a procedural issue.
After hours of listening to the public during a virtual meeting on Monday, the Atlanta City Council is moving forward on proposed changes to the Atlanta Police Department's use of force policy. The meeting will continue Tuesday.
Changes may be coming to the Atlanta Police Department policy. The Atlanta City Council will be taking up those changes during Monday’s meeting.