Mayor addresses Atlanta police officers' departures, drop in morale

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.

Atlanta City Council passes police use of force reform resolutions

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.

Judge orders Georgia governor, Atlanta mayor into mediation

A Fulton County Superior Court judge has ordered Gov. Brian Kemp and Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms to undergo mediation ahead of a scheduled hearing next week. The order stems from a lawsuit filed by the governor over the city’s measures mandating masks in public and other COVID-19 restrictions.