Credit: Atlanta Police Department via 11Alive
Political Rewind: APD releases video from police training facility site; Who paid for Kemp's ball?
Donna Lowry, @donnalowrynews, host GPB-TV’s Lawmakers
Greg Bluestein, @bluestein, political reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Tia Mitchell, @ajconwashington, Washington reporter, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1. APD releases body camera footage from police training facility site.
- The shooting happened last month, killing activist Manuel Teran.
- The incident also left an unnamed state trooper wounded.
The Atlanta Police Department released four videos from body cameras on Feb. 8, but they do not directly show the shooting.
The Georgia Bureau Investigation says officers of the Georgia State Patrol, who were involved in the shooting, do not wear body cameras.
A new bill, House Bill 325, would require that all Georgia law enforcement officials wear body cameras.
Rep. Tanya Miller (D - Atlanta) cited the recent death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of Memphis police as a reminder of the importance of body cam footage.
2. Questions surround who paid for Kemp's second inaugural ball.
- Kemp held his the party at the State Farm Arena last month.
- The AJC reports that at least $426,000 in funds came from political groups with interest in legislation and state funding.
3. A new bill is presented to ban medical intervention for transgender minors.
- State Sen. Clint Dixon, (R-Gwinnett). introduced Senate Bill 141.
- It would prevent doctors from giving transgender minors surgery or hormone therapy.
- Last year, session Georgia's Republican legislators passed a bill that allows any athletic association to ban transgender girls from competing on girls’ teams.
Monday on Political Rewind: Dekalb County CEO Mike Thurmond joins the show.