Atlanta Police Are Calling In Sick
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The sudden shortage of police in Atlanta is, as reported by CNN, suspected to be the result of Fulton County district attorney bringing charges against the two officers who were involved in the deadly shooting of Rayshard Brooks. "There's a lot happening in our cities, and our police officers are receiving the brunt of it, quite frankly," Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said. Vince Champion, the southeast regional director of the International Brother of Police Officers, is presenting a different narrative behind the sudden decline in police attendance: "They're just fed up. I mean, their mayor has come out and said everything that they used to do with use of force is not valid -- 'Don't do it' -- so I don't know how we defend ourselves when people want to fight us."
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Atlanta rocked by police shooting of black man
Protests in Atlanta continued Sunday over the death of Rayshard Brooks, a black man who was fatally shot by a white police officer in a Wendy’s parking lot on Friday night. The shooting has led to the firing of that officer and the resignation of Atlanta’s police chief. Leah Fleming, a host and correspondent with Georgia Public Broadcasting, joins Hari Sreenivasan with the latest.