But there’s a lot less money for the jail.
Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore urged Wednesday for a reform of the Atlanta Police Department, not a dismantling of APD. Moore presented three specific recommendations that bring the Atlanta City Council squarely into the discussion about APD reform, along with the administration of Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms.
“I refuse to be another hashtag.” The spirit of this message on a placard is driving efforts across the country to defund police departments or to reform police practices. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has set a June 18 deadline for recommendations to reform the city’s use-of-force policy, adopted in 2018.