Atlanta mayor says 'abundantly clear' review of policing needed

by Reuters
Monday, 15 June 2020 18:10 GMT

(Corrects day of Mayor Bottoms' comment to Monday)

June 15 (Reuters) - Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms said on Monday she would issue a series of administrative orders to accelerate a review of policing in the wake of the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks.

Bottoms, speaking at a city council meeting, said it was "abundantly clear" there was a "comprehensive need" to take a look at the police department's use of force and the training of police officers. (reporting by Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut, Editing by Franklin Paul)

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