Latest Keisha Lance Bottoms News

In surprise, Atlanta Mayor Bottoms won't seek a second term

May. 07, 2021 14:33 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said Friday she has wrestled since her first year in office with whether to seek a second term, and this week she made a final decision to step aside even as she insisted she doesn't know what she'll do next. ...

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms not seeking reelection

May. 06, 2021 23:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announced Thursday she will not seek a second term, an election-year surprise that marks a sharp turnabout for the city’s second Black woman executive who months ago was among those President Joe Biden considered for his running mate. ...

Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces in letter that she won't seek reelection

May. 06, 2021 23:40 PM EDT
ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms announces in letter that she won't seek reelection.

Firing of Atlanta officer who shot Rayshard Brooks reversed

May. 05, 2021 19:31 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The firing of the former Atlanta police officer who's charged with murder in the shooting death of Rayshard Brooks was reversed after a review panel found the city failed to follow its own procedures for disciplinary actions. Garrett Rolfe was fired last...

Atlanta mayor names interim police chief to role permanently

May. 04, 2021 13:52 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta's mayor on Tuesday named Rodney Bryant permanent police chief nearly a year after he stepped into the role on an interim basis. Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said she would ask the City Council to confirm Bryant immediately. The announcement came...

Ex-officer who killed Rayshard Brooks wants his job back

Apr. 22, 2021 20:21 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Atlanta police officer’s attorney said Thursday that his client didn't get a chance to defend himself before he was fired for fatally shooting Rayshard Brooks, a Black man who had been running away from two white officers after he resisted arrest and fired a stun...

Comedian says he was racially profiled; police deny wrong

Apr. 22, 2021 12:39 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A comedian called it racial profiling, but a police department working at Atlanta's airport describes what happened as a “consensual encounter.” Comedian Eric Andre on Wednesday told his 700,000-plus Twitter followers that he believed he had been...

Reading, writing, renting: Atlanta units aimed at teachers

Apr. 18, 2021 12:23 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A proposed apartment building in downtown Atlanta could feature 31 stories of teachers. Developers of the proposed $176 million project called “Teachers Village” say they plan to market 229 of the 438 apartments to Atlanta school system employees. ...

Chelsea Clinton podcast to launch April 13

Apr. 06, 2021 09:24 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Along with writing books, podcasts have become a family project for the Clintons. iHeartMedia announced Tuesday that "In Fact with Chelsea Clinton,” hosted by the daughter of former President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,...

MLB All-Star Game yanked from Georgia over voting law

Apr. 02, 2021 22:38 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Atlanta lost Major League Baseball’s summer All-Star Game on Friday over the league’s objections to sweeping changes to Georgia voting laws that critics — including the CEOs of Atlanta-based Delta Air Lines and Coca-Cola — have condemned as being too restrictive. ...