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Cascade United Methodist Church holds about 1,200 people and it was nearly full for a Tuesday night town hall with Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms. Credit: Maggie Lee

Police, potholes, paving dominate mayor's town hall in Cascade

The mayor of Atlanta sat with her top staff and something near 100 written questions heavy on potholes and paving, received from attendees at a Cascade town hall Tuesday night. But the first question was in the form of a chant from protesters, demanding justice in the case of Jimmy Atchison, shot dead by a city police officer who’s now under investigation.

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Atlanta police to use body cameras properly or face fines, penalties, chief says

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields says she knows officers aren’t using their department-issued body cameras properly. That’s why she called for a city audit of camera usage and is implementing what she called a “straight forward” set of policies about how cameras are to be used and videos to be stored – to be followed by stiff penalties for rule-breakers.