The Georgia Department of Public Safety will host its first committee meeting of the new year today.
Its chair will ask Atlanta’s Interim Police Chief to update the committee on the uptick of various crimes throughout the city, especially the shootings.
Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore says the report is extremely timely.
The Atlanta City Council continues its focus on the daunting task of curbing the city’s violent crime rates.
Many residents and city leaders have been demanding immediate reform ever since a 7-year old girl was shot to death at a Buckhead mall, days before Christmas.
Some have blamed the Mayor for the conditions that led to the shooting.
Council President Felicia Moore rejects that notion, saying all elected officials should be held accountable.
However, she believes the mayor’s office could do a better job of communicating with the public.
Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms has said in the past that she strives to keep the public informed and that she will always welcome suggestions on how to put a cap on criminal activity.
Atlanta City Council President Felicia Moore spoke to WABE’s host of “Morning Edition” Lisa Rayam over the phone recently and shared her thoughts on the council’s commitment to addressing crime in Atlanta.