Fulton, Henry deputies to get de-escalation training

He said more than 30 certified trainers are receiving the training and will pass along what they learn to employees at both departments in a “train the trainer” scenario. Of the 1,000 deputies and detention officers receiving the training, about 300 work for Henry County and the remaining 700 or so work for Fulton.Labat called the program a “big step” in the agency’s efforts to foster positive police-community relations.“Giving our deputies at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office the opportunity to take part in this de-escalation training program is an important step in criminal justice reform,” the sheriff said in a statement.In addition to the de-escalation training, Scandrett’s office said Henry County deputies will undergo regular psychological evaluations and reviews of their interactions with the public in order to provide them the “tools necessary to adapt to high-stress situations.”Dr. Joseph Hill, the psychologist for the Henry Sheriff’s Office and several other metro Atlanta departments, said most officers only undergo psychological evaluations when they first join an agency. “In some cases, they may not ever be seen again,” he said.Under the department’s new policy, however, even veteran deputies who have been with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office for decades will be brought in for annual psych evaluations.“If the officer is experiencing some difficulties, we can identify those early on so they don’t rear their heads either here in the jail or out in public,” Hill said, adding that employees who may need counseling will have access to that. “We want them to be at their best as they serve the community.”Scandrett said most deputies only undergo psychological evaluations when they’re hired, if they’re involved in a shooting or when they join tactical teams. He hopes the new policy will make for more well-rounded employees — not just on the clock but also in their personal lives.“It’s important that we consistently check in on their well-being, so we’re going to make it mandatory for the detention officers and the deputies to receive psychological testing and wellness checks at least once a year,” he said.Fulton and Henry aren’t the only metro Atlanta sheriff’s offices placing an emphasis on de-escalation.A spokeswoman for the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office said the state requires that sworn officers undergo at least one hour of such training per year, but the department typically exceeds that, mandating de-escalation training for all deputies regardless of rank.“For instance, in 2019 the mandatory de-escalation training for all officers included two hours of classroom instruction and four hours of scenario/role-play training,” agency spokeswoman Deputy Ashley Castiblanco said.That training was scaled back last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and most deputies only received the classroom instruction or online training.In addition to de-escalation tactics, Gwinnett deputies are taught to recognize autism and Tourette syndrome, as well as how to appropriately respond to mental health crises, Castiblanco said. De-escalation tactics are also incorporated into the department’s use-of-force training.“De-escalation training is critical in law enforcement because it helps our deputies understand the signs of someone experiencing a mental and emotional crisis,” she said. “We teach the deputies the importance of empathy, effective communication skills (and) the significance of listening while operating in a stressful environment without compromising officer safety.”While skills and training are important, officials said they don’t work in every situation. Castiblanco said they are “merely tools available to law enforcement” in critical situations they hope to resolve peacefully.In neighboring DeKalb County, sheriff’s deputies are also required to undergo regular de-escalation training, according to Sheriff Melody Maddox, who said it’s the best way to resolve an issue before it becomes a “volatile situation.”“We use this tool to bridge gaps and effectively communicate with the public as well as the inmates within the (jail),” she said, adding that the goal is to reduce the potential for further aggression or violence.Scandrett said while he believes most law enforcement officers are inherently good, there are a few “bad apples” who cast a negative shadow on the larger profession.“We know that there are bad apples in everything,” he said. “Quite frankly, the (majority) of the men and women who don the brown and blue uniforms every day are outstanding. 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Several local and state leaders disapprove of a boycott saying the action would hurt jobs in the community.”},{“_id”:”CGXFQK32Z5HHDFV7CGF5OELCPE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618415422745},”type”:”text”,”content”:”While the overall dialog was positive, Jackson said, “we are highly concerned that at the meeting we heard some of our corporate leaders repeat questionable language regarding ‘election security,’ giving credibility to the Big Lie which has been used to justify anti-voting policies.””},{“_id”:”35UN5IHOPJCFRFL3I3ZRXLLYOI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618415422746},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He declined to identify which companies he was referring to.”},{“_id”:”TS2EX3S3MNEDRLDPY2WKIBK4FA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618437081713},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In addition to speaking out collectively against Georgia’s law, the faith leaders are requesting the companies support litigation that would have the law ruled unconstitutional, lobby against similar legislation in other states, and support federal legislation they say would provide uniformity in voting laws across the country.”},{“_id”:”GC3QTZLQQVGUNGJ2HOIZ7TA6SY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618355774097},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It’s not so much what they say, but what they do,” Jackson added.”},{“_id”:”BPC4445U7ZCGDME2UNNN4SILZY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618350517368},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Said the Rev. Jamal Harrison Bryant, pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Stonecrest, “They have to decide what side they’re on and we’re requiring them to do it verbally.””},{“_id”:”M26FKBF6RNCMTC2NOE2CZISLH4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618352711871},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The faith leaders had requested a response from the businesses by Friday before taking further action, which could include boycotts, Bryant said.”},{“_id”:”NN3YJAN5EVBYDPH6MPOX45WROY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618358064963},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Proponents of the changes in state voting law say the new provisions make voting more secure without much impact on convenience. And they say the rules are similar to or more voter friendly than those in many other states.”},{“_id”:”2I7JLP2KQZD4TEOWOLB4SZ2RZM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618350517372},”type”:”text”,”content”:”CEOs of both Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines have highlighted restrictions in Georgia’s new voting law, calling them “unacceptable.””},{“_id”:”YVGNS5HSDZHCNBLDMRHH5ZSYHQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618358064966},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Coca-Cola called Tuesday’s conversation “productive” and said, “We believe the best way to make progress now is for everyone to come together to listen, respectfully share concerns and collaborate on a path forward. We remain open to productive conversations with advocacy groups and lawmakers who may have differing views.””},{“_id”:”L56D27GPPFDDTK7BA35TK2CIXY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618350517373},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A Delta spokesperson reiterated CEO Ed Bastian’s past message to employees in which he criticized Georgia’s changes.”},{“_id”:”GB7DEO2HQFE65LPGBMPG3JIUTE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618353607199},”type”:”text”,”content”:”But most other major companies based in Georgia have avoided public statements directly criticizing or praising the changes.”},{“_id”:”QFQ3SYTCYRHMXOSB2HUDL72JRY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618350517374},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Some major companies, including Home Depot, the largest public company based in Georgia, did not participate in Tuesday’s 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Scandrett said Friday that the de-escalation training is already underway and will likely take several months.”},{“_id”:”6FGDQBF6YZAPNJA3W6XHB64O3Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986421},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“You’d have to be living under a rock if you didn’t see the pulse of the nation has high blood pressure now,” he said, referring to strained relationships between police and residents across the U.S. “It’s important that we train our officers consistently to make sure they approach scenes with caution, empathy and compassion.””},{“_id”:”RARHYPBDV5FCNEWU3ZZMT57PEQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986422},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Having that training, Scandrett said, will help “calm the waters,” particularly when it comes to interacting with those who may not trust law enforcement.”},{“_id”:”PG2JTWT3BVG5ZBHLFFRPIUZ4OQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986423},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He said more than 30 certified trainers are receiving the training and will pass along what they learn to employees at both departments in a “train the trainer” scenario. Of the 1,000 deputies and detention officers receiving the training, about 300 work for Henry County and the remaining 700 or so work for Fulton.”},{“_id”:”GTTLDFR2ONET3DDMFFOIFXONLU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986424},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Labat called the program a “big step” in the agency’s efforts to foster positive police-community relations.”},{“_id”:”JR76MCVUUJDDLBKWQQ64YFSZ34″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986425},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Giving our deputies at the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office the opportunity to take part in this de-escalation training program is an important step in criminal justice reform,” the sheriff said in a statement.”},{“_id”:”V5L6LNVDN5AXLDR4SDYWQ74PII”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1617815049866},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In addition to the de-escalation training, Scandrett’s office said Henry County deputies will undergo regular psychological evaluations and reviews of their interactions with the public in order to provide them the “tools necessary to adapt to high-stress situations.””},{“_id”:”KGW5ACRW2BHX3OUZNERTRPGPOI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1617827552319},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Dr. Joseph Hill, the psychologist for the Henry Sheriff’s Office and several other metro Atlanta departments, said most officers only undergo psychological evaluations when they first join an agency. “In some cases, they may not ever be seen again,” he said.”},{“_id”:”CNKCG6ZYRZH3NDDZ4ACGFE3LSM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1617827552320},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Under the department’s new policy, however, even veteran deputies who have been with the Henry County Sheriff’s Office for decades will be brought in for annual psych evaluations.”},{“_id”:”7XHNB4SZCBF4JNSDEYFFCXQ3JQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1617827552321},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“If the officer is experiencing some difficulties, we can identify those early on so they don’t rear their heads either here in the jail or out in public,” Hill said, adding that employees who may need counseling will have access to that. “We want them to be at their best as they serve the community.””},{“_id”:”SPRGIYLIWNGPPLEI222PQFHI6M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986430},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Scandrett said most deputies only undergo psychological evaluations when they’re hired, if they’re involved in a shooting or when they join tactical teams. He hopes the new policy will make for more well-rounded employees — not just on the clock but also in their personal lives.”},{“_id”:”7MGO6TSS75C2DONBYW5WI47UN4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986431},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“It’s important that we consistently check in on their well-being, so we’re going to make it mandatory for the detention officers and the deputies to receive psychological testing and wellness checks at least once a year,” he said.”},{“_id”:”U7ZBWNDNZFARXIACV5TFEXNNCY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986432},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Fulton and Henry aren’t the only metro Atlanta sheriff’s offices placing an emphasis on de-escalation.”},{“_id”:”IMJ2WXOLMFGE3CHKQ3Z2Q6DT5I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986433},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A spokeswoman for the Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office said the state requires that sworn officers undergo at least one hour of such training per year, but the department typically exceeds that, mandating de-escalation training for all deputies regardless of rank.”},{“_id”:”LJDTB3EURJHDBD2CYPSHWCJURQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986434},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“For instance, in 2019 the mandatory de-escalation training for all officers included two hours of classroom instruction and four hours of scenario/role-play training,” agency spokeswoman Deputy Ashley Castiblanco said.”},{“_id”:”JMJW4W4QZ5CBLKYDYUDQIDKH4A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986435},”type”:”text”,”content”:”That training was scaled back last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and most deputies only received the classroom instruction or online training.”},{“_id”:”ZPOWTECF4JDMRGTBYCYKUQXGHI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618583730627},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In addition to de-escalation tactics, Gwinnett deputies are taught to recognize autism and Tourette syndrome, as well as how to appropriately respond to mental health crises, Castiblanco said. De-escalation tactics are also incorporated into the department’s use-of-force training.”},{“_id”:”WHVKMZUF5VHHLPFMLGOINPELWQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986437},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“De-escalation training is critical in law enforcement because it helps our deputies understand the signs of someone experiencing a mental and emotional crisis,” she said. “We teach the deputies the importance of empathy, effective communication skills (and) the significance of listening while operating in a stressful environment without compromising officer safety.””},{“_id”:”YW54PFKCPJCLPID7YX4GDIVMLM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986438},”type”:”text”,”content”:”While skills and training are important, officials said they don’t work in every situation. Castiblanco said they are “merely tools available to law enforcement” in critical situations they hope to resolve peacefully.”},{“_id”:”UDHTPUPOERHV7AMQYZA347AH7E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986439},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In neighboring DeKalb County, sheriff’s deputies are also required to undergo regular de-escalation training, according to Sheriff Melody Maddox, who said it’s the best way to resolve an issue before it becomes a “volatile situation.””},{“_id”:”7UE7Z27SWJB4LHS6YNI5RHWCUA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618605986440},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We use this tool to bridge gaps and effectively communicate with the public as well as the inmates within the (jail),” she said, adding that the goal is to reduce the potential for further aggression or violence.”},{“_id”:”ZGZQA2CS2FFNVFZ7DNIOEGD7ZQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618610158642},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Scandrett said while he believes most law enforcement officers are inherently good, there are a few “bad apples” who cast a negative shadow on the larger profession.”},{“_id”:”GVKGFPA345D77PSGBJSG6BUDTU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618610158643},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We know that there are bad apples in everything,” he said. “Quite frankly, the (majority) of the men and women who don the brown and blue uniforms every day are outstanding. But every now and then, you get those bad apples … It’s incumbent upon leadership to make sure we find them and deal with them accordingly.””},{“_id”:”IQWFALZPMJAF5AW24OGE5APBHI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618610158644},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He said he hopes the combination of training and regular psychological evaluations will improve his department and its relationship with residents.”}],”display_date”:”2021-04-16T22:12:14.112Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”‘Caution, empathy and compassion’: Fulton, Henry deputies to get de-escalation training “},”first_publish_date”:”2021-04-16T22:12:14.112Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”_id”:”/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”BottomNav”:null,”TopNavRedesign”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”SectionMap”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”LoggedOutMenu”:null,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”TopNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”TopicsBar”:null,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”site”:{“site_url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/”,”section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”site_title”:”Atlanta GA News | Top News Page”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”ajc”,”name”:”News”,”Sponsor”:{“sponsor_url_open_new_tab”:”true”,”sponsor_desktop_banner”:””,”sponsor_mobile_banner”:””,”sponsor_url”:””},”_id”:”/news”,”ancestors”:{“default”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”BottomNav”:[],”TopNavRedesign”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”LoggedOutMenu”:[],”MainMenuRedesign2021″:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”TopicsBar”:[]},”order”:{“default”:1001,”TopNavRedesign”:1001,”SectionMap”:1015,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:1001,”TopNav”:1001,”ComposerNav”:1165}}},”_website_section_id”:”ajc./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″}],”tags”:[{“text”:”breaking-news.ajc”},{“text”:”crime-news.ajc”},{“text”:”publicsafety.ajc”},{“text”:”atlanta-now”},{“text”:”henry county”},{“text”:”fulton county”}],”primary_section”:{“path”:”/news”,”name”:”News”}},”type”:”story”,”last_updated_date”:”2021-04-16T23:17:47.795Z”,”canonical_url”:”/news/caution-empathy-and-compassion-fulton-henry-deputies-to-get-de-escalation-training/DSYNGQSDZVGOXNTTC4W7BOLDPE/”,”promo_items”:{“basic”:{“credits”:{“affiliation”:[{“name”:”Henry County Sheriff’s Office”,”type”:”author”}],”by”:[{“name”:”Henry County Sheriff’s Office”,”type”:”author”,”byline”:”Henry County Sheriff’s Office”}]},”subtitle”:””,”width”:3000,”caption”:”Henry County Sheriff Reginald Scandrett announces de-escalation training for 1,000 Henry and Fulton County deputies.”,”type”:”image”,”url”:”https://cloudfront-us-east-1.images.arcpublishing.com/ajc/PJGNSMDJYNGKDKJRKWMVKQQWEQ.jpg”,”height”:2001}},”_id”:”DSYNGQSDZVGOXNTTC4W7BOLDPE”},{“content_elements”:[{“_id”:”MCKG54GFIBFMPMVVKM4VFB3XQQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1593365483154},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The GBI is actively searching for a Gwinnett County man charged with murder in a recent road-rage shooting on a Middle Georgia highway, officials said.”},{“_id”:”F7EPN6RZ4VDTNHAD34LJZ2ESQA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618608234763},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The state agency took out an arrest warrant for Deron Demond Bell, 20, of Norcross, in connection with the murder of 30-year-old Joseph Lee Briggs Jr. of Manning, South Carolina, GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles said.”},{“_id”:”PVFLDVJDLFHKLEPIBCPUP6ZIPE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618608234764},”type”:”text”,”content”:”According to the initial investigation, Briggs was shot while driving on I-20 in Greensboro the morning of April 9. Greene County sheriff’s deputies responded to a call about a wreck at mile marker 132, where they found Briggs with multiple gunshot wounds already dead at the scene.”},{“_id”:”EN6LUT6PF5FQFJG7ETEGT7BYVE”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”6S2DSEQYWVDUBG6KVFOVVBNPMU”},”type”:”raw_html”,”content”:””},{“_id”:”HCUCKCF3KJGFXFB3IDQE7STWWY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618608234766},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The GBI was called to assist with the investigation and took out the warrant against Bell the following day, Miles said. The investigation is ongoing, but now the agency is requesting assistance from the public and has released Bell’s identity and photo. The GBI, Greene County Sheriff’s Office and the U.S. Marshals Service have been actively involved in searching for Bell, Miles said.”},{“_id”:”Z4YIMESY5JD5PKBIYWK7DYUSNI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618608234767},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Anyone with information about Bell’s whereabouts is asked to call the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 706-453-3551 or the GBI’s Regional Investigative Office in Milledgeville at 478-445-4173. Tips can also be submitted by calling 1-800-597-TIPS (8477), online at https://gbi.georgia.gov/submit-tips-online, or by downloading the See Something, Send Something mobile app.”},{“_id”:”5ROKGME3QJDI5AUX4R6Y5GC7BE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618608234768},”type”:”text”,”content”:”— Please return to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for updates.”}],”display_date”:”2021-04-16T21:44:13.080Z”,”headlines”:{“basic”:”GBI seeks Norcross man in Middle Georgia road-rage killing”},”first_publish_date”:”2021-04-16T21:44:13.080Z”,”taxonomy”:{“sections”:[{“path”:”/news”,”parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”name”:”News”,”description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”_id”:”/news”,”additional_properties”:{“original”:{“parent”:{“default”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”BottomNav”:null,”TopNavRedesign”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”SectionMap”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”LoggedOutMenu”:null,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”TopNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”,”TopicsBar”:null,”ComposerNav”:”https://www.ajc.com/”},”site”:{“site_url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/”,”section_comments_enabled”:”Yes”,”site_description”:”Atlanta Georgia News main page: Breaking News, Atlanta Weather Forecast, Crime, Politics, GA Schools, Local Articles – Atlanta Journal-Constitution”,”site_title”:”Atlanta GA News | Top News Page”},”navigation”:{“nav_title”:”News”},”inactive”:false,”node_type”:”section”,”_website”:”ajc”,”name”:”News”,”Sponsor”:{“sponsor_url_open_new_tab”:”true”,”sponsor_desktop_banner”:””,”sponsor_mobile_banner”:””,”sponsor_url”:””},”_id”:”/news”,”ancestors”:{“default”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”BottomNav”:[],”TopNavRedesign”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”SectionMap”:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”LoggedOutMenu”:[],”MainMenuRedesign2021″:[“https://www.ajc.com/”],”TopicsBar”:[]},”order”:{“default”:1001,”TopNavRedesign”:1001,”SectionMap”:1015,”MainMenuRedesign2021″:1001,”TopNav”:1001,”ComposerNav”:1165}}},”_website_section_id”:”ajc./news”,”type”:”section”,”version”:”0.6.0″},{“path”:”/news/crime”,”parent”:{“default”:”/news”},”_website”:”ajc”,”parent_id”:”/news”,”name”:”Crime & Public Safety”,”description”:”Crime in Atlanta: News and issues about crime, criminals, police and personal security in metro Atlanta. 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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution requested an interview with the chief Friday to discuss the shooting. Instead, DeKalb police provided a statement in response to emailed questions.”},{“_id”:”YTCOA4NBMREZVKEKKQH6B6CHTY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618603672519},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“There are many unanswered questions about the death of Mr. Williams that cannot be thoroughly answered until the conclusion of our administrative review and the GBI’s investigation,” a department spokeswoman said. “The decision to release the body worn camera footage in this case was made because it allowed us to maintain the public trust by being transparent and accountable and it did not jeopardize our ongoing investigation.””},{“_id”:”KRCUU35525ATJALJ7K3K44P6UA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618538351974},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The AJC received the footage Friday in response to an open records request. The harrowing video appears to show one officer stumble outside the home as Williams chases after him with the knife. 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But they argued the 35-year-old was no longer a threat when he went back inside his home and said the situation should have been handled differently, calling his killing “senseless.””},{“_id”:”YVJSBZDOGZCUPL4BQSJCJRVAVE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618586522535},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“My brother continuously told the officers that he was in his own home,” Hahnah Williams said. “He was not a threat to anyone when he was killed!!!””},{“_id”:”ONN2G6L5IZA4THRA2RVNFKRP2M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618586522536},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Williams’ family also wonders if he would still be alive had he received medical attention sooner. 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Shelton’s passenger and cousin, 22-year-old Aaron Jajuan Shelton, was arrested on multiple charges related to the incident.”},{“_id”:”ZVFDBAOG2JD7DIKUKO7OSR237E”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”CVSQ6IKGLZG4DKXPV2SRVMV62U”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/carrollton-officer-improving-in-icu-after-being-injured-in-shootout/CMA6EHRYKRAZ5FDAYH5YQMD2LQ/”,”content”:”Dramatic footage shows Georgia shootout, chase that injured 3 officers”},{“_id”:”3OQVNB57DRAE3MJSSXMWOZKJLQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618595346482},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The officer-involved shooting remains under investigation by the GBI.”},{“_id”:”JXZEZTDATJCBNI3NG7XZUW6SR4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618595346483},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Browning said Holloway is in good spirits, and his doctors are pleased by his progress.”},{“_id”:”HS4MGSMFWFHPBCS5YPBRTDBOFA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618595346484},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“He has a long road and it’s too early to determine what all long-term effects he may or may not have,” she told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Friday. 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Those numbers are expected to climb. Meanwhile, Newnan estimates it will cost $14 million just to haul away the debris clogging the city, replace curbs and gutters and pay overtime.”},{“_id”:”5TVZCL4SDREVROP57VNPDUR65I”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618584167698},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The timing of the disaster is heartbreaking for a region that is still reeling from the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Across the three Southside counties hit by the tornado, COVID-19 has infected more than 15,600 people and killed about 360. Brittany Mitchell’s husband lost two cousins to the disease last year. 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Their lights flickered. Violent winds smashed their windows.”},{“_id”:”H3NVK2S6SJFKREDGNM4VOR7ZYI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618584167703},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We could feel the house shaking. We could really feel the pressure,” said Jackson, a former newspaper journalist who now serves as the Coweta school system’s public information officer. “And then we heard this huge crash.””},{“_id”:”5FBZLKQDQRB5FAP4ABWLIJO4HA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618584167704},”type”:”text”,”content”:”An oak tree that once shaded their front yard crushed the front of their home. They found cracks in their house’s foundation. 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The tornado wiped out so many decades-old trees in his neighborhood that he can now see the school from his front yard.”},{“_id”:”UOEYQTDJTBD6RAIDK5UPFMP3HU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618584167706},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The twister tore away parts of the school’s roof, smashed its windows and destroyed students’ musical instruments. Water poured in, damaging the floors. Inspectors have labeled parts of the school campus “TL,” for total loss.”},{“_id”:”7AJG3TASZNGJVIXKQQMY5FW42Y”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”K2S2CK2CR5E5PPSG7WTQZIHRXQ”},”type”:”raw_html”,”content”:”• Homeowners and motorists have filed more than 3,500 claims for more than $55 million in losses because of last month’s tornado in Southside. Those numbers are expected to rise substantially.• 1,744 homes have been affected. Of those, 120 sustained major damage and 70 were destroyed.• Newnan High and Atkinson Elementary schools were severely damaged.• Newnan has estimated it will cost $14 million just to haul away the debris clogging the city, replace curbs and gutters and pay overtime. City crews have already hauled away more than 120,000 cubic yards of vegetation.Sources: Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office, Newnan, Coweta County and the Coweta County School System.”},{“_id”:”TH7XF46S7ZHI3P4DKOX7BCRQIM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618584167707},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Before the tornado hit, the school system was racing to get its employees vaccinated against COVID-19 while hoping to get more students back to in-person learning. 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Among them is Robin Goad, a former Olympic weightlifter who coaches the school’s gymnastics team and who teaches food science.”},{“_id”:”H5VBXA35K5FTPKXWQNFVVNLNBQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618584167710},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Nothing that we are doing is in the playbook. We have had crises on top of crises,” said Goad, a Newnan High graduate who is teaching online from home. “I am so heartbroken that this has happened to us, but I do feel like we will come back stronger than ever — and resilient. 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After the tornado hit, Edward held it all in, until he couldn’t. Once they checked into the hotel, Brittany said, he slipped into the bathroom and wept. Brittany hugged him, reassuring him: “We are good. God has us.””},{“_id”:”CD6LAFYY4FHUZGIEPCO4DLKXYU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618584167727},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On Wednesday morning, Brittany woke up before sunrise and got her girls dressed in their orange school T-shirts. She placed matching orange silk flowers in their hair. 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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. And at least one lawyer has filed a motion to move her client’s case out of Washington, saying it will be impossible to get a fair trial in the city where the insurrection occurred.”},{“_id”:”XHEPISHWGJAK7OGX34BFRJK7HI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618451671175},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Still others have questioned the relevance of a federal obstruction law used to charge dozens of people, saying that it does not technically cover a proceeding like the certification of the presidential vote.”},{“_id”:”H4KDNDVWCJAVTI6PRXSB755EXY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618451671176},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“The statutes being used don’t always describe what actually happened at the Capitol,” said Gregory Hunter, who has represented several people charged in connection with the riot. “I don’t think that anyone foresaw, when they wrote these laws, that they would be meant for a violent mob willing to do damage and stop Congress from doing its job.””},{“_id”:”FUD2UEX6BZCCRCCZDY3VBZYT4E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618451671177},”type”:”text”,”content”:”While the FBI opened several hundred investigations in the wake of the attack, prosecutors have charged about 400 people so far, suggesting that the government has not been simply sweeping up trespassers and charging them with crimes. 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John Conyers, a Democrat from Michigan and the longest-serving Black congressman. House Resolution 40, the number chosen by Conyers, refers to a broken government promise to provide 40 acres and a mule to freed slaves at the end of the Civil War.”},{“_id”:”LBVCBQZR2RBVLLZMABJOB7X4NU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234599},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Conyers’ bill had just 24 co-sponsors; Lee’s bill has more than 170. And both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and President Biden have expressed support for at least studying the issue.”},{“_id”:”L2NJNSDBLBCHFJX7SYHMF2OJ4Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234600},”type”:”text”,”content”:”On Tuesday, Biden met with members of the Congressional Black Caucus at the White House. Jackson Lee later told reporters: “He is committed to this concept. We are grateful for that.””},{“_id”:”4MVC5O4BLZEABLVMPGA23TZBTI”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”OZICB3SYZBABHD6TQFKZIRDVZU”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/weekend-read-40-acres-and-a-mule-the-storied-tale-of-reparations-in-america/PAUHERAESJFSRIER6VWBFNF65E/”,”content”:”A new chapter in the tale of reparations in America”},{“_id”:”GQHVV5INXFAIJLWM5PDM642CXI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234601},”type”:”text”,”content”:”But the measure would need 10 Republican votes to pass the evenly divided Senate. No Republicans are co-sponsoring the House bill.”},{“_id”:”UPLAOCVRPNFLVAMNZXHFQXO7BU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234602},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Rep. Burgess Owens (R-Utah) described reparations as a “falsehood.””},{“_id”:”M3AHFZIYGZBK3EZZMUTWPSJJ34″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234603},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Slavery was and still is evil,” said Owens, who is Black. But reparations suggest “Black people are a hapless, hopeless race who never did anything but wait for white people to show up and help us,” he added.”},{“_id”:”VEQHI7VB2RE5RMTN4QVM5IJPQI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234604},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Rep. Tom McClintock (R-California) called the measure “evil in its effect if not in its intent,” saying that “the bill is designed to reach into the dead past, revive its conflicts and reintroduce them into our age.””},{“_id”:”WXQYRRNIKNES5EOEPHIESFITCE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234605},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Washington) said the measure is not about punishment: “This is about restorative justice. … If you through your history benefited from that wrong that was done, then you must be willing to commit yourself to righting that wrong.””},{“_id”:”VRWZEPEDU5GARH3MWWSRKUMEAY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234606},”type”:”text”,”content”:”During the markup hearing, Republicans sought to get ahead of an expected Democratic bill that would expand the Supreme Court from nine justices to 13. A failed Republican-backed amendment would have required appeals of any reparations measure in the high court to be heard by nine justices.”},{“_id”:”WG3LXQJPRZDBXEO7NUR5VUI3ZM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234607},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Maryland) described the effort as an “irrelevant distraction” from addressing “the history of white supremacy, slavery [and the] oppression of millions of African Americans.””},{“_id”:”XTIICGQTT5D6RKOHBA7AA2TTL4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234608},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Polling has shown broad resistance in the general public to awarding reparations to people descended from slaves. A Reuters/Ipsos poll in June found that although Americans are increasingly becoming conscious of inequality in the U.S., only 1 in 5 respondents said the United States should use “taxpayer money to pay damages to the descendants of American slaves.””},{“_id”:”2UVN6G6QQRF6PHIDSOXRG4E5MI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234609},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The effects of American slavery led to deep societal inequity. Though slavery was legally abolished by the 13th Amendment in 1865, federal and local governments perpetuated and often profited off its racist legacy through convict leasing, sharecropping, Jim Crow laws and redlining.”},{“_id”:”TU5NSHPPZZFS5AQ5Z5ISTRKPTQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234610},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Discrimination and violence ensured generational economic hardship was still felt by many descendants, said Kirsten Mullen and William Darity, who study reparations for Black Americans. For example, the average Black household’s net worth is $800,000 lower than that of the average white household, they said. Erasing the disparity would cost at least $10 trillion.”},{“_id”:”FZ5SD7NZEVEGJDAEUESVQGLMP4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234611},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Monetary reparations are not a foreign concept for governments in the U.S., though they have largely involved specific groups of people affected by a singular event.”},{“_id”:”TM3B44ZONRGYNOSHB3TUOGTYPI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234612},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In 1988, the federal government paid reparations to Japanese Americans who were imprisoned during World War II. Florida in 1994 paid reparations to those who survived the 1923 Rosewood massacre, in which white mobs destroyed a Black community and killed at least six people.”},{“_id”:”CTPEFVOL5BDYVBFLYUIHAJXXJY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234613},”type”:”text”,”content”:”After the Civil War, many Republicans championed failed efforts that would have awarded reparations to Americans who had been enslaved.”},{“_id”:”TNOPPFGDGBAPLMXWAKSPLMDBZE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234614},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In 1867, House Speaker Thaddeus Stevens, a Republican from Pennsylvania, proposed redistributing seized Confederate lands to former slaves. In 1890, Rep. William Connell, a Republican from Nebraska, proposed creating pensions for former slaves. The measure helped spur a larger movement for ex-slave pensions and was later suppressed by federal agencies.”},{“_id”:”XRL43BOMFBDPPK3HKUNHMIGXFQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234615},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In September, California became the first state to adopt a law to study and develop proposals for potential reparations to descendants of enslaved people and those affected by slavery.”},{“_id”:”WDEGQOB3HVBYNCLUZYZZPVOBJE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618514234616},”type”:”text”,”content”:”And last month, the city of Evanston, Illinois, became the first in the nation to approve reparations for Black residents who were previously subjected to discrimination. 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The position entailed a pay cut and a bigger workload, but Huckaby accepted, partly out of personal loyalty to Miller. In 1960, Huckaby had been a student in Miller’s political science class at Young Harris College. Miller, while only 10 years older, was already a state senator and became his mentor.”},{“_id”:”53SXGBGAM5CKZE5HYWPZVS4GNI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618436197926},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He had to work with tough budget cuts demanded by the times and Miller.”},{“_id”:”AG35J5XVXNHRDFSHAG7LMZV6QE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618436197927},”type”:”text”,”content”:”When Sonny Perdue was elected governor in 2002, he also turned to Huckaby on the day after he was elected. Even though Huckaby had served in the administration of Miller, a Democrat, the Republican Perdue asked him to be the state’s chief financial officer, and Huckaby agreed.”},{“_id”:”JQDKDPBCXVFMJMJ272C2JUUYPY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618436197928},”type”:”text”,”content”:”When the Great Recession hit in 2007 during Perdue’s second term, Huckaby again had to direct a state budget under a great deal of strain.”},{“_id”:”2DPDSZMD3NHOVM3RQOPZOIKHRQ”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618436197929},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Georgia has been able to maintain our Triple AAA bond rating, and I give Hank Huckaby some of the credit for that,” said Tanenblatt. “He played a role advising governors of both parties.””},{“_id”:”5QTGFBGWPRGGPFKBVIIUTOPPTI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618436197930},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“I know of few people who have contributed as much to keeping Georgia as solvent and fiscally responsible as it is today,” said Hooks.”},{“_id”:”RNY4Y2MJWZDOXF726XTRAWE63E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618436197931},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Huckaby was elected to the Georgia House of Representatives from Watkinsville but served only one term when he was appointed as chancellor of the University System and it’s $8 billion budget in 2011.”},{“_id”:”SN7LHOMIPFGJRNISN4BOANLSR4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618436197933},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He oversaw consolidations of some institutions, taking the count from 35 to 29, and navigated controversial political issues such as the legislative fight to bar undocumented immigrants from state colleges and universities.”},{“_id”:”JQYUZO7Q4JCUJGQ6JNILKH3SPM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618436197913},”type”:”text”,”content”:”When Huckaby announced he was retiring as chancellor of the University System of Georgia in 2016, he quoted Atlanta country music legend Kenny Rogers’ song “The Gambler.””},{“_id”:”TRMKZUWDLZAL7JQ7LWTD4TJSEU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618436197914},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“You have to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em,” he stated.”},{“_id”:”UV7RBR4B3BCMFJ27C6IFAFJCQA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618436197915},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“To me that’s good advice that doesn’t just apply to gamblers, I think it applies to chancellors as well. It’s time for this guy to throw in the hand,” he added.”},{“_id”:”QYMAQH22LJDERI2M3DQ2HR3L3A”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618436197934},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“[Huckaby] was the right man at the right time,” Larry Walker Jr., a member of the Board of Regents and former Georgia lawmaker, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution in 2016 when Huckaby announced his retirement. “He took us through some tough, tough financial times. I hate to see him go.””},{“_id”:”3V755W5A5JHATGJ5VTLR5M6JQY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618436197935},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Georgia Trend magazine named Huckaby the 2015 Georgian of the Year, and Leadership Georgia awarded him the 2015 J.W. 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Authorities have not said who made the initial 911 call or released the audio, citing the ongoing investigation.”},{“_id”:”DXBPQXPZDVHORGA4W5DUGULBRM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791355},”type”:”text”,”content”:”While police say Williams lunged at officers twice, one neighbor told the AJC he saw the man run from police and dive through a glass window into his bedroom before the first shot rang out.”},{“_id”:”V7GXAWO5PRDF7PJ7AJYBODK3SU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791356},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Based on what we’re hearing, whatever happened is very, very different from what police are reporting,” said attorney Mawuli Davis, who is representing Williams’ family. He said he’s concerned investigators are crafting a false narrative to detract from the latest fatal shooting of a Black man.”},{“_id”:”HEL4YJOZRVH2TDUIM4BWRRRKYU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791357},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“We are in a time in our history as a country and a state where we can no longer hide behind open investigations,” Davis said. “If there is body camera footage it has to be released immediately so that this family can see, so that the world can know what the truth is.””},{“_id”:”UXPG46GCJZA3HLMB6CP6VG67EU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791358},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Williams’ family described him as a “day trader” and “homebody” who spent most of his free time with loved ones. He didn’t party much and never went to clubs. 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Witnesses told her they saw him outside carrying a blue bucket, but never saw a weapon.”},{“_id”:”YVOFIBJ3MFDGHJPVFFRRIJXANM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791360},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“They caught him by surprise while he was working on his own home and that’s why he ran,” Hahnah Williams said. “He was so scared, he kicked his own window in just to get away.””},{“_id”:”TVDBJEALZJFGRM7H5NQUUZ4MDI”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791361},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Jason Neal, a brick mason who has lived in the complex for more than 15 years, had just gotten off work when he noticed several patrol cars blocking the street at the front of his neighborhood.”},{“_id”:”DJZKB76UKJGNXFMJGSCZMQXX5M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791362},”type”:”text”,”content”:”He said he didn’t see the initial interaction with police, but saw Williams run toward his home and scurry onto the roof before kicking in a glass window and diving through it head-first. He said he never saw a weapon in the man’s hand as he ran back to the house.”},{“_id”:”EX65QJ6LQJE27E6QCWVZSCHOX4″,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791363},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“He kicked the window a couple times and just went in,” Neal said. “He must have been scared.””},{“_id”:”YKNPZIJLRBHUJN4LL5PN22ET6E”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791364},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Several minutes later, he heard a single shot and a scream. A few minutes after that, he heard police fire three or four more shots from outside the home, he said.”},{“_id”:”FQ3HG2U77VA4TLIJF47E4D6HCY”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791365},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Authorities said Williams had two separate encounters with DeKalb officers that resulted in shots being fired, but investigators are not sure when he was hit and injured.”},{“_id”:”O3TJXCHXWREQ3PJVOBSLM4F4DA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791366},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“Once contact was made, he lunged at officers with the knife causing one of them to discharge their firearm,” DeKalb police spokeswoman Michaela Vincent said.”},{“_id”:”65DHZA34JFAL5HTNQ6FFXJSTDA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791367},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The second encounter happened when additional officers arrived and spotted Williams at the entrance of his condo, according to the GBI. 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His body was later discovered inside the home.”},{“_id”:”LOGPMDWDCRFFNCIQROGFCHRTTA”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791370},”type”:”text”,”content”:”Neal called the shooting tragic and said he believes Williams might still be alive if police had called in a negotiator to speak with him.”},{“_id”:”V7IOEXOLJ5BEJJSFMNVDHH7YIE”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791371},”type”:”text”,”content”:”“He was already in the house. He wasn’t outside at all,” he said. “It kinda bothered me that the police would shoot you in your own house. 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She later went back to Williams’ home and found his shoe in the yard. She believes it fell off as he was running away.”},{“_id”:”24LEFYJ5E5F6FBWKHKQA5VTL3M”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791375},”type”:”text”,”content”:”In a brief statement, DeKalb police said the department is conducting an internal review into the police shooting while the GBI conducts an independent investigation. Some departments release body camera footage of police shootings shortly after they occur, while others wait for the GBI to submit its findings.”},{“_id”:”ZUBS3G7E75B6ZEABHA4RWCSBXU”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791376},”type”:”text”,”content”:”DeKalb police have been involved in some controversial police shootings in recent years, some prosecuted, some not. The most high-profile case led to the conviction of an officer who his superiors had once determined probably didn’t belong on the streets. But staffing shortages forced Robert “Chip” Olsen onto patrol duty and, when concerned neighbors phoned 911 about a naked man walking outside his Chamblee apartment complex on March 9, 2015, Olsen responded to the call.”},{“_id”:”BMPBGNCWLFEMTKPWYKGBJ4F32Q”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618442503024},”type”:”text”,”content”:”An adverse reaction to medication had led Afghanistan War veteran Anthony Hill to disrobe. He was approaching the officer seeking help. Olsen ordered him to stop but Hill, unarmed, kept coming. Olsen fired two shots at close range. Hill died at the scene. “},{“_id”:”6LAPQJXTHNAV3J3CQISOHN6MWM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[]},”type”:”text”,”content”:”A DeKalb jury found Olsen guilty of aggravated assault but acquitted him of felony murder. 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The latest police shooting of a Black man set off several nights of protests in a Minneapolis suburb still reeling from George Floyd’s death last year.”},{“_id”:”6NWJOBKJZ5GD7PQNDPQAH2XFCA”,”additional_properties”:{“comments”:[],”_id”:”ZM7FK5SNKZAELILFRI22C66CSE”},”type”:”interstitial_link”,”url”:”https://www.ajc.com/news/nation-world/man-shot-killed-during-minnesota-traffic-stop-sparks-unrest/R7HB5AEIVBHFXJIOHQUIBT5HJE/”,”content”:”Ex-officer who fatally shot Daunte Wright charged with 2nd-degree manslaughter”},{“_id”:”GXV5C4NLDJB5JNRJMQ2HRFKJXM”,”additional_properties”:{“inline_comments”:[],”comments”:[],”_id”:1618441791380},”type”:”text”,”content”:”The youngest of six children and the only boy, Williams’ family said he went out of his way to make sure his siblings had whatever they needed. He helped support his older sisters by watching their children or paying off their bills as they worked their way through law and medical school. 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