Sheriff's officials say three jail guards in Georgia have been charged with battery and violating their oath of office in the beating of a detainee at a county jail that was recorded by security cameras.
The Atlanta City Council has approved a $1 million settlement payment for the family of Rayshard Brooks, who was shot and killed by a police officer. Brooks, a 27-year-old Black man, was shot following a confrontation with two white police officers in June 2020.
Thursday on Political Rewind: President Biden announced a student debt relief plan, partially meeting one of his campaign promises. Plus, two candidates on the top of Georgia's ballot get a boost from Sen. Mitch McConnell. Meanwhile, a settlement leaves the fate of a proposed mine at the Okefenokee’s edge in the hands of the Georgia EPD.
Wednesday on Political Rewind: Fulton County prosecutors have lambasted Gov. Brian Kemp's efforts to avoid testifying before the grand jury investigating election interference in 2020. Plus, a shooting rampage in Midtown left two dead and has once again made guns an election-year issue. And we look at the life and legacy of former Georgia's former first lady Sandra Deal. But first: Two officers were acquitted of the murder of Rayshard Brooks.
The new initiative will eliminate concerns from the first autopsy, ensure that it was conducted without any biases or errors.
The 23-year-old Black massage therapist died days after an encounter with police in August 2019.
The murder trial of three former Washington County sheriff’s deputies in the death of Eurie Martin ended Tuesday in a mistrial after three days of deliberation.
Closing arguments have been made in the murder trial of three white former Washington County sheriff’s deputies connected to the death of Eurie Martin, a Black man, in 2017.
Testimony is expected to wrap up today in the murder trial of three white former Georgia sheriff’s deputies in the 2017 stun gun death of Eurie Martin, a Black man.
On Monday, the state rested its felony murder case against three former Washington County Sheriff’s deputies in connection to the 2017 stun-gun death of Eurie Martin.
The children of civil rights activist Marion King are seeking justice for their mother, who suffered police violence against her in 1962 that they say resulted in a miscarriage.
Tuesday on Political Rewind: It has been more than a year since Americans were shaken into action by police shootings that took the lives of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks and others. Corporations, universities and other institutions began evaluating practices that discriminate against people of color in hiring and promotion. Has any real progress been made?
One year after George Floyd’s life was taken by a Minnesota police officer, Atlanta residents rallied to mourn his death and honor his legacy by focusing on justice issues locally.
Today on Political Rewind: The Atlanta police officer charged with felony murder in the death of Rayshard Brooks has been reinstated to duty by the city’s civil service board. In visits to Atlanta this week, U.S. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Sen. Lindsey Graham stepped up the GOP messaging war on big business.
Racial justice organizers across Georgia watched anxiously Tuesday as the verdict was read in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. The former police officer was found guilty on three counts. GPB spoke with local activists about their reactions.