• The Georgia Attorney General’s Office filed RICO (racketeering-influenced and corrupt organizations) charges against 61 individuals alleged to be part of the Stop Cop City Movement.  The indictment was filed Aug. 29, but went unannounced and unnoticed until the Atlanta Community Press Collective broke the story on X, the platform previously known as Twitter, Tuesday morning. Read more

  • By: Matt Scott A $124,566.90 invoice from the Hyatt Regency Atlanta with note instructing that the funds should be paid as a “professional courtesy” sparked an investigation into Mayor Andre Dickens’ 2022 Senior Citizen Ball that found violations in city policies regarding hotels, purchases, and the use of public funds for private benefit. The investigation… Read more

  • By Nolan Huber-Rhoades Linked by a common cause, the grieving family of Johnny Hollman and community organizers against the proposed Atlanta Public Safety Training Center called for a protest on Thursday after Atlanta Police Department (APD) Officer Kiran Kimbrough killed 62-year-old Hollman during a routine traffic accident investigation around midnight on the morning of Aug. 11. Read more

  • By: Matt Scott Update: City Council Office of Communications issued a press release Monday afternoon confirmed the city plans to manually verify each signature and other information line-by-line. On Monday, the Stop Cop City Coalition announced it had collected 104,000 signatures on a referendum petition that would allow Atlanta voters to decide whether to overturn… Read more

  • On Monday, the Stop Cop City Vote Coalition is set to turn in over 100,000 signatures on the petition to put add a November ballot question asking voters to decide whether to overturn the 2021 ordinance authorizing the lease of 381 acres in the South River Forest to the Atlanta Police Foundation for the construction… Read more

  • With national news outlets positioned outside the Fulton County Courthouse in anticipation of District Attorney Fani Willis issuing grand jury indictments against Donald Trump on Monday, a crowd gathered in the afternoon before the charges were announced and began to chant, “Donald Trump, Andre Dickens, I don’t know the f—ing difference.” Read more

  • Friday morning, 62 year old Johnny Hollman was pronounced dead at Grady Hospital. Earlier that night, Hillman was tased by an APD officer investigating a routine traffic accident. Police radio traffic shows the interaction suddenly escalating to violence. Read more

  • By: Matt Scott CHARLOTTE N.C. — At a press conference in front of Mecklenburg County Courthouse in Charlotte, N.C., Tim Emry and Xavier T. de Janon, attorneys for activist Jamie Marsicano, announced a complaint for damages lawsuit against Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) Major Brad Koch for his alleged improper handling of Marsicano’s expunged arrest… Read more

  • A 70-year-old, retired police sergeant brought in $71,629 of overtime pay in the first 200 days of the year on an annual base salary of $80,131. The Atlanta Community Press Collective obtained Atlanta Police Department (APD) pay data in response to a community member’s open records request for salaries and demographic information for all APD’s… Read more

  • By: Nolan Huber-Rhoades On the evening of July 11, deputies from the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office (FCSO) found teenaged Noni Battiste-Kosoko dead behind the bars of a cell in the Atlanta City Detention Center (ACDC).   A representative from the Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR) said that Battiste-Kosoko was a vibrant young woman who… Read more