A bullet hole marked by police is shown Monday, June 7, 2021, at a house where seven people were shot Sunday night, in Cleveland.
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A bullet hole marked by police is shown Monday, June 7, 2021, at a house where seven people were shot Sunday night, in Cleveland.
Credit: Don Dejak, AP

Tuesday on Political Rewind: Incidents of gun violence are gripping the communities across the country. Georgia officials are struggling to address the issue. In DeKalb County, CEO Michael Thurmond unveiled a sweeping proposal to use federal COVID relief funds to reform his county’s approach to criminal justice.

Also, Atlanta’s new police chief says he is restructuring his department to address the alarming increase in violent gun crime in the city.

Meanwhile, the family of Secoriea Turner has now filed lawsuits against Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms and other Atlanta city leaders. The Turner family accuses the officials of failing to protect the life of the 8-year-old girl who was struck down last summer.

Panelists:

Michael Thurmond — CEO, DeKalb County

Sam Olens — Former Georgia Attorney General

Tamar Hallerman — Senior Reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution