Sixty-one people have been indicted in Georgia on racketeering charges following a long-running state investigation into protests against an Atlanta-area proposed police and firefighter training facility that critics call "Cop City."
Four Georgia district attorneys are challenging the constitutionality of a law that allows a newly appointed state panel to remove them from office.
A federal judge has significantly extended the deadline for Atlanta organizers who have been trying to gather more than 70,000 signatures to force a vote on the construction of a police and firefighter training center that critics call "Cop City."
Four DeKalb residents are filing a lawsuit against the city of Atlanta saying they should be able to help collect signatures in a petition calling for a referendum to stop a new police training center.
The city of Brookhaven has officially asked DeKalb County to let voters have a say in its planned annexation of Toco Hills neighborhoods and commercial areas.
Monday on Political Rewind: DeKalb Co. DA Sherry Boston announced she's withdrawing her office from criminal cases against "Cop City" protestors, citing prosecutorial differences with the Attorney General's office. Plus, the Department of Justice turns their attention to states' false electors.
Opponents of Atlanta's proposed police and firefighter training center are suing the city. In a lawsuit filed Tuesday, they say the city clerk is delaying a petition drive to force a voter referendum on whether construction should proceed.
The Cobb County Police Department started a program in 2019 called the Partnership for Assistance, Treatment & Health. It aims to reduce the mentally ill population in jails, de-escalate dangerous encounters with police and decrease additional mental health crises. It’s become a model, with Marietta launching its own program in recent weeks.
Students at Emory and Georgia Tech in Atlanta staged a day of action on Tuesday to protest the construction of the new Atlanta police training center in a DeKalb County park.
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced the members for his new community task force providing input on the police training center. At the same time, DeKalb County asks residents to avoid the area.
A task force looking into unsolved cases in DeKalb County will use federal funding to identify remains in 27 cases. Now they’re asking for help from the public.
Eyes are on DeKalb County's Zoning Board of Appeals after a Fulton County judge made a decision in a lawsuit requesting a stop-work order on the future police safety training center.
Monday on Political Rewind: We begin a series of profiles of leaders from all over Georgia. DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond is a public servant who has worked for decades to reform some of the state's most broken institutions.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: The CEO of DeKalb County and Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens announced yesterday that they had reached a deal that would begin the development of the Atlanta Police Training Center. Plus, community input is open on the proposal to mine in the Okefenokee swamp.
Tuesday afternoon, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and DeKalb County CEO Michael Thurmond announced changes to the planned Atlanta Public Safety Training Center known as "Cop City." They say their compromise will protect the environment, spur local business and serve as a community resource.