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Georgia House Speaker David Ralston On Atlanta’s Crime Problem

House Speaker David Ralston announced that he would appoint a study committee to examine violence in Atlanta, with the group likely reporting before the 2022 legislative session whether the state should take action.
House Speaker David Ralston announced that he would appoint a study committee to examine violence in Atlanta, with the group likely reporting before the 2022 legislative session whether the state should take action.
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Georgia House Speaker David Ralston created a study committee to hold hearings on the crime spike in Atlanta leading up to the 2022 legislative session. In an interview with WABE’s “Morning Edition,” Ralston says the problem is out of hand and state lawmakers may have to step in.

Christopher Alston contributed to this report.