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Nation Jul 04As monuments fall, Confederate carving has size on its side
Some statues of figures from America’s slave-owning past have been yanked down by protesters, others dismantled by order of governors or city leaders. But the largest Confederate monument ever crafted — colossal figures carved into the solid rock of a…
Nation Jun 30Ex-officer charged with felony murder of Rayshard Brooks is granted bond
A judge on Tuesday set a bond of $500,000 for Garrett Rolfe, who faces charges including felony murder in the killing of the 27-year-old Black man.
Nation Jun 243 men indicted on murder charges in killing of Ahmaud Arbery
Prosecutor Joyette Holmes said Wednesday that a Glynn County grand jury has indicted Travis McMichael, Greg McMichael and William "Roddie" Bryan Jr. on malice and felony murder charges in Arbery's death.
Nation Jun 23WATCH: Funeral for Rayshard Brooks held at MLK’s church in Atlanta
Rayshard Brooks, who was fatally shot by a police officer, is to be remembered Tuesday at the church in Atlanta where the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. once preached.
Nation Jun 19Atlanta police call out sick to protest murder charges against officer
Prosecutors brought felony murder and other charges against Garrett Rolfe, a white officer who shot Rayshard Brooks after the 27-year-old black man grabbed a Taser.
Nation Jun 18Atlanta police department assures public it can protect city as officers call out of work in protest
Atlanta’s police department says it can still protect the city even though officers are calling out to protest a member of the force being charges with murder for shooting a man in the back.
Nation Jun 18WATCH: Lawyer for witnesses of Rayshard Brooks’ shooting says it could have been avoided
A lawyer for two witnesses said Thursday that the shooting of Rayshard Brooks could have been avoided and that officers need to be held accountable.
Nation Jun 17WATCH: Officer who shot Rayshard Brooks charged with felony murder
Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard made the announcement about Garrett Rolfe during a news conference Wednesday. Rolfe had already been fired after he fatally shot the 27-year-old Brooks on Friday night.
Nation Jun 16Calls for de-escalation training grow after Atlanta shooting
The deaths of George Floyd in Minneapolis and Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta in the span of less than three weeks have led to a push in the U.S. for more training of police officers in how to de-escalate tense situations…
Nation Jun 15WATCH: Family of Rayshard Brooks pleads for justice and change after Atlanta killing
The family of a black man killed in a scuffle with Atlanta police outside a fast food drive-through is pleading for nonviolent protests and policy changes to end future deaths in police custody.