ATLANTA (AP) – Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has brought in a consulting firm to conduct a “top to bottom review” of the city’s police department, in keeping with her vow to reform public safety after the fatal police shooting of Rayshard Brooks.
“We are moving forward on our Administration’s commitment to build lasting, healthy relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve,” she said in a Wednesday press release. Bottoms said department changes will come quickly.
The Washington, D.C.-based Police Executive Research Forum was created in 1976 to show police departments alternate methods in public safety, the release said.
Atlanta Police Union President Jason Segura told the The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that the consultants will likely face resistance from officers, particularly the ones who feel that the department is under intense scrutiny following the death of Brooks.
Brooks was fatally shot twice in back in June by Officer Garrett Rolfe, who was trying to arrest him at a