Category Archives: APD-Atlanta Police Department

City of Atlanta Held in Contempt in Eagle Raid Settlement


With additional reporting by Matthew Charles Cardinale   (APN) ATLANTA — After six years and numerous motions of contempt against the City of Atlanta for not implementing court-ordered changes in training of Atlanta police officers, changes in Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and other changes to police culture, now serious sanctions have been imposed on the City of Atlanta.   Today, […]

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Students Criticize APS for Funding Police in Schools

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(APN) ATLANTA — Carver High School students recently launched 10 Mil 4 Real, a campaign to challenge the role of police in Atlanta Public Schools (APS).   APN previously reported in 2008 about activism by the American Civil Liberties Union to close an alternative education school that had been run by for-profit Community Education Partners for APS for so-called troubled […]

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FEATURE: The Many Eric Garners of Georgia

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(APN) ATLANTA — The police murders of Mike Brown of Ferguson, Missouri, and Eric Garner of New York may be dominating national headlines–having inspired a diverse national movement against police brutality–but here in Georgia, there has been a long history of the same that has been equally as deserving of concern.   A TIMELINE OF POLICE BRUTALITY AND MURDERS   […]

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Suspected Serial Killer of Homeless People Arrested

(APN) ATLANTA — A suspected serial killer has been arrested in the murder of two sleeping homeless men in downtown Atlanta and a woman in downtown Decatur. Aeman Lovel Presley, 34, is a suspect in the murder of Karen Pearce, whose body was discovered Saturday night, December 06, 2014, close to her parked car in downtown Decatur. Police say he […]

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Councilwoman Moore Seeks Study on APD Body Cameras

(APN) ATLANTA — The shooting of an unarmed teen by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri has spurred the City Council of Atlanta to take action.     On Monday, August 18, 2014, the Council unanimously passed legislation by Councilwoman Natalyn Archibong (District 5) to implore U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder require local police to install surveillance cameras in […]

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