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Top Atlanta news: Mayor signs order on police use of force; protesters urge state hate-crimes bill

Top Atlanta news: Mayor signs order on police use of force; protesters urge state hate-crimes bill
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By Hoodline - Published on June 16, 2020.

Here's the most recent top news you may have missed in Atlanta.

Multiple Atlanta officers resigned this month; morale said to drop to 'all-time low'

Atlanta Police said eight officers have resigned since June 1, a higher rate than usual; the department had seen two to six monthly resignations in 2020. The president and CEO of the Atlanta Police Foundation said, "Morale is at an all-time low."

Read the full story on Fox News.

Residents rally at Wendy's where officer shot Rayshard Brooks

Residents gathered around the city Monday evening to protest racism and police brutality. 

Read the full story on ajc.com.

Protesters, lawmakers urge hate-crimes bill in Georgia

Georgia lawmakers reconvened Monday for the last lap of the 2020 legislative session as protesters marched by the thousands to the state Capitol in Atlanta to condemn police brutality and racial injustice.

Read the full story on www.mdjonline.com.

Tag renewal offices in Atlanta, Fulton County now open

Five tag renewal offices opened Monday in Atlanta and other Fulton County locations. 

Read the full story on Patch.com.

Mayor signs order on police use of force 

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on Monday discussed the killing of three homeless people and announced she was signing an administrative order to reform the Atlanta Police Department’s use-of-force policy.

Read the full story on Atlanta INtown.


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