New APD Chief Erika Shields outlines her public safety plan

New APD Chief Erika Shields outlines her public safety plan

New Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields gave her first press conference Friday morning to outline her public safety plan for the city. Shields said she had been working with colleagues for the last six weeks reviewing critical needs for the city and acknowledged that while crime is down, APD can do better. “There has been […]

Police arrest suspect in Underground Atlanta murder

Police arrest suspect in Underground Atlanta murder

The Atlanta Police Department Fugitive Team has arrested Felix J. Shirley for the murder of Misha Moore, who was found shot to death at the bottom of a stairwell at Underground Atlanta. Shirley, 25, is accused of attacking Moore on Jan. 10, according to police, but the APD declined to release full details of the […]

Armed robberies rattle VaHi residents, BeltLine users

Armed robberies rattle VaHi residents, BeltLine users

Two women who were attacked and robbed in Virginia-Highland  in the early morning hours of Jan. 15, while shots were fired during another armed robbery just after midnight on Jan. 16 on the Atlanta BeltLine in Inman Park. According to CBS46, the two women in the Virginia-Highland attack were walking home – a two-block route […]

New Atlanta police chief sworn in at ceremony

New Atlanta police chief sworn in at ceremony

New Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields was officially sworn in during a ceremony on Tuesday evening, according to a report by CBS46. Mayor Kasim Reed, the Atlanta Police Foundation and the Atlanta Committee for Progress hosted the swearing-in ceremony for Shields, who was tapped to head the department after Chief George Turner retired in 2016. […]

New Year’s celebratory gunfire addressed by city council, police chief

New Year’s celebratory gunfire addressed by city council, police chief

Members of the Atlanta City Council said at Tuesday’s meeting they were concerned about reports – and their own experiences – with celebratory gunfire during the New Year’s holiday. New Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields, who was also officially confirmed by the council during the meeting, said the city’s 911 system was “inundated” with calls […]

News Briefs: Uber airport pick-ups; murder arrest; demolition protest

News Briefs: Uber airport pick-ups; murder arrest; demolition protest

Starting Sunday, passengers flying into Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta  International Airport will be able to take an Uber or Lyft ride home. According to a report from CBS46, ridesharing companies were previously only allowed to drop off passengers, not pick them up. Uber and Lyft will charge an additional $3.85 per ride to cover a pick-up and security […]

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