Closer Look: DeKalb’s First Female Chief of Police Discusses Her New Role; Atlanta Tech Village Aims To Create More New And Diverse Startups

As of this month, DeKalb County has a new Chief of Police. Chief Mirtha Ramos officially began her new role on Nov. 4, after serving for two decades at the Miami Dade Police Department. Chief Ramos joined “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio Friday to discuss her top priorities for the DeKalb Police Department.
As of this month, DeKalb County has a new Chief of Police. Chief Mirtha Ramos officially began her new role on Nov. 4, after serving for two decades at the Miami Dade Police Department. Chief Ramos joined “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio Friday to discuss her top priorities for the DeKalb Police Department.
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Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, on “Closer Look with Rose Scott:”

  • 0:00: Rose Scott gives a news brief on a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention with updated numbers on confirmed lung injury cases and deaths associated with the use of e-cigarettes.
  • 01:56: As of this month, DeKalb County has a new Chief of Police. Chief Mirtha Ramos officially began her new role on Nov. 4, after serving for two decades at the Miami Dade Police Department. Chief Ramos joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to discuss her top priorities for the DeKalb Police Department.
  • 28:18: Atlanta has been recognized as one of the top cities for minority-owned startups. Justin McLeod, program manager for the diversity and inclusion program at Atlanta Tech Village, joins “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to discuss an initiative called, “It Takes a Village,” which aims to help more new and diverse businesses get their start. Ifrah Khan, a program participant, also shares her experience with the program and creating her business, Usit.
Justin McLeod, left, and Ifrah Khan, right
Justin McLeod, program manager for the diversity and inclusion program at Atlanta Tech Village, joined “Closer Look with Rose Scott” in studio to discuss an initiative called, “It Takes a Village,” which aims to help even more new and diverse businesses get their start. Ifrah Khan, a program participant, also shares his experience with the program. (Grace Walker/WABE)

“Closer Look” is produced by Candace Wheeler and Grace Walker. Joy Barge is a contributing producer.