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An image from video released by the Atlanta Police Department shows a person of interest in the shooting death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner. She was fatally shot while riding in a car with her mother and another adult on July 4, 2020. Police are searching for at least two shooters believed to be responsible for her death.(Atlanta Police Department via AP)

Parents of slain Atlanta girl plead for help to find killer

Jul. 13, 2020 2:26 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old Atlanta girl slain near the site of an earlier police killing pleaded for the public to help find whoever was responsible as their lawyers announced more reward money. In an emotional news conference Monday, the family's lawyers announced an...

Funeral next week for girl shot near Atlanta protest site

Jul. 10, 2020 3:56 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A funeral is scheduled next week for an 8-year-old girl who was shot on the Fourth of July near one of Atlanta's flash points for protests against police brutality. The private, invitation-only service for Secoriea Turner will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at New Calvary Missionary Church in...

Tyler Perry to pay funeral expenses for girl shot in Atlanta

Jul. 8, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Tyler Perry has offered to pay the funeral expenses for an 8-year-old girl who was fatally shot in Atlanta over the weekend, a representative for the actor and filmmaker confirmed Wednesday. “I’m outraged today because I’d rather be paying for 8-year-old Secoriea...

The body of Rayshard Brooks arrives for his funeral at Ebenezer Baptist Church, Tuesday, June 23, 2020, in Atlanta. Brooks is to be remembered at the Atlanta church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached. Brooks, 27, was shot twice in the back June 12 by Officer Garrett Rolfe after a struggle that erupted when police tried to handcuff him for being intoxicated behind the wheel of his car at a Wendy's drive-thru. Video showed Brooks snatching a police Taser and firing it at Brooks while running away. (Curtis Compton/Atlanta Journal-Constitution via AP, Pool)

Crowds mourn Rayshard Brooks at storied Atlanta church

Jun. 23, 2020 6:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Scores of mourners Tuesday paid their final respects to Rayshard Brooks at the Atlanta church where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. used to preach, taking part in a funeral filled with historical echoes and a tragic sense that Black America has been through this all too many times before....

FILE - In this Monday, June 15, 2020, file photo, Chassidy Evans, the niece of Rayshard Brooks, speaks at a news conference held by members of Brooks' family, in Atlanta. The deadly police shooting of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta soon after the city erupted in fiery demonstrations protesting police brutality have cast a harsh spotlight on cracks in Atlanta's reputation for Black prosperity in politics and business. (AP Photo/Ron Harris, File)

Shooting, protests test Atlanta's image of Black prosperity

Jun. 20, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

Police cars burned in the streets of Atlanta as protesters smashed windows and spray-painted graffiti outside CNN headquarters. Even during the national outcry over police brutality and racial injustice, Chassidy Evans struggled to understand why her hometown, with its legacy of peaceful resistance, had erupted...

Interim Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant speaks to the Associated Press on Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Atlanta. On Saturday, June 13, Former Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigned after an officer fatally shot Rayshard Brooks after a struggle in a Wendy's restaurant parking lot. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Bond denied for officer who killed Rayshard Brooks

Jun. 19, 2020 6:25 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Friday denied bond for the former Atlanta police officer who has been charged with felony murder and other crimes after fatally shooting Rayshard Brooks in the back after Brooks fired a stun gun in his direction. Judge Jeffrey Frazier found probable cause exists to detain Garrett...

Interim Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant speaks to the Associated Press on Thursday, June 18, 2020, in Atlanta. On Saturday, June 13, Former Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields resigned after an officer fatally shot Rayshard Brooks after a struggle in a Wendy's restaurant parking lot. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Atlanta police call out sick to protest charges in shooting

Jun. 18, 2020 10:05 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police officers called out sick Thursday to protest the filing of murder charges against an officer who shot a man in the back, while the interim chief acknowledged members of the force feel abandoned amid protests demanding massive changes to policing. Interim Chief Rodney Bryant...

FILE - In this Jan. 13, 2020, file photo, writer-director-actor Tyler Perry attends the premiere of

Tyler Perry says he's 'exhausted' by all the hate, division

Jun. 17, 2020 8:34 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tyler Perry wrote “we must never give up” in a heartfelt first-person essay in People magazine detailing his thoughts on racial injustice and police brutality against unarmed black people in America. Perry said he almost passed on publishing his essay in the upcoming issue,...

How COVID-19 is transforming the film industry

Jun. 13, 2020 1:01 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After more than 40 years as an actor, Sheri Mann Stewart had finally taken the plunge to launch her own production company. A week after she wrapped shooting her first film for Mann Woman Productions, Atlanta went on pandemic lockdown. Mann Stewart was suddenly left with a film on hold, an...

Alaska House candidate dressed in blackface at holiday party

Jun. 12, 2020 10:09 AM EDT

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A candidate for the Alaska House of Representatives wore blackface makeup at a 2012 Halloween party as part of a costume he said depicted an “inspiring” movie character. Republican Mike Cronk said he went to the party at the Tok Lodge Bar dressed as Madea, a black...