Latest Keisha Lance Bottoms News

Kemp: Anti-crime bills will be part of fall special session

Jul. 19, 2021 17:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Republican leaders are promising quick legislative action to fight violent crime in Atlanta as the House begins hearings on crime in Georgia's largest city. Gov. Brian Kemp told the House Public Safety and Homeland Security Committee on Monday that he...

Atlanta mayor proposes $70M plan to reduce crime, violence

Jul. 16, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor is proposing a $70 million effort to reduce violent crime in the city, including hiring 250 more police officers, working to alter violent behavior and tracking repeat offenders to make sure they're convicted. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms on...

White House convenes mayors to discuss strategies on crime

Jul. 15, 2021 18:54 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration on Thursday convened the first meeting of its community violence intervention collaborative, a group of mayors and administration officials that will share best practices and work closely with the federal government to reduce gun violence. ...

In Georgia, Kemp sets out to mend fractured GOP

Jul. 10, 2021 14:37 PM EDT

PERRY, Ga. (AP) — Brian Kemp often tells supporters to “keep choppin’ wood,” the way the self-described “country guy” urges a steady, deliberate approach. Yet the Georgia governor also says he’ll be “running scared” as he seeks a second term. Because precious little about...

Today in History

Jul. 08, 2021 00:01 AM EDT

Today in History Today is Thursday, July 8, the 189th day of 2021. There are 176 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On July 8, 1947, a New Mexico newspaper, the Roswell Daily Record, quoted officials at...

Atlanta mayor: 2 officers ambushed, 1 wounded; suspect dead

Jun. 30, 2021 19:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two police officers responding to reports of gunfire in one of Atlanta's most famous neighborhoods were ambushed Wednesday, leaving one of them shot and wounded and a suspect dead, authorities said. When the officers went into an apartment building in the...

Students pulled from car by Atlanta police sue city

Jun. 17, 2021 16:16 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta police had no justification for pulling two students from their car and hitting them with stun guns while they were stuck in traffic caused by protests over George Floyd's death, a lawsuit filed Thursday says. The federal lawsuit by Taniyah...

Kasim Reed files to campaign for comeback as Atlanta mayor

Jun. 09, 2021 17:04 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed filed paperwork Wednesday to run again for his old job just four years after leaving City Hall. A document Reed's campaign team filed with the Georgia ethics commission opens the door for Reed to start accepting political...

Parents of 8-year-old girl killed in Atlanta sue city

Jun. 07, 2021 16:30 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The parents of an 8-year-old girl who was shot and killed near the site where Rayshard Brooks had been shot several weeks earlier filed a lawsuit Monday against the city of Atlanta and others. Secoriea Turner was slain on July 4, 2020, while riding in an...

New hoops league for prep stars building facility in Atlanta

May. 19, 2021 12:56 PM EDT

A new basketball league created for standout high school players is building a state-of-the-art facility in Atlanta. Also under construction: the high-level hoopsters set to join a league that offers another possible avenue to the NBA. Overtime Elite...