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Atlanta Police Strike Shuts Down Calls in Half the City

There. You wanted to defund the police. Here’s Atlanta with the police defunded.

Atlanta police officers are not responding to calls in three of the department’s six zones, multiple sources within the Atlanta Police Department said.

Though the department denied that was the case, a police union director backed CNN’s sources’ accounts and said that, in some instances, officers were refusing to leave their precincts unless a fellow police officer required backup. He expects more officers to miss work Thursday, he said.

The Atlanta force spokesman is denying everything, but Mayor Bottoms is suddenly taking a conciliatory tone.

“There’s a lot happening in our cities, and our police officers are receiving the brunt of it, quite frankly,” Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said.

The city has shown its commitment to the officers through a pay raise, and “we expect that our officers will keep their commitment to our communities,” she said.

Read the full story from Front Page Mag

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