Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


Atlanta mayor sickened by ‘vile and brutal’ attack on Nichols

Andre Dickens

Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens denounced the Memphis police officers he saw on video violently arresting Nichols.

“Once again, we bear witness to a horrific act — a vile and brutal attack of a young unarmed Black man in America by officers who were sworn to serve and protect,” the mayor said in a statement. “I know I am not alone in my feelings of sickness and anger in the attack on Mr. Tyre Nichols.”

Dickens, though, did praise Memphis officials for quickly firing five officers and seeking charges against the now-former lawmen: ” I spoke with Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland this week, and I believe he is personally committed to justice in this case and healing in his city.”

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Outside of Atlanta, protesters have been demonstrating against the construction of an 85-acre, $90 million training facility for police, referred to as “Cop City.”

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like


A woman was arrested Thursday after allegedly trying to burn down the birth home of Martin Luther King Jr., Atlanta police said. The woman,...


Police used tear gas and flash-bang grenades Monday to halt a march seeking to stop construction of a police and firefighter training center in...


Police in a Columbus suburb fatally shot a pregnant woman in an Ohio supermarket parking lot after she accelerated her car toward an officer,...


Attorneys made brief opening arguments Tuesday in the trial of two white men in Mississippi who are accused of chasing and shooting at a...

Copyright © 2018-2023 The African Press