Erika Shields steps down as Atlanta police chief

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said June 13 she would step down as police chief following a fatal officer-involved shooting outside of a Wendy’s restaurant downtown. Shields became the APD’s second female police chief when she replaced retiring chief George Turner on Dec. 1, 2016. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said assistant chief Rodney Bryant will be interim chief while the city searches for a full-time replacement. Shields will remain with the APD, Bottoms said.  “For more than two…

Atlanta Police Chief Erika Shields said June 13 she would step down as police chief following a fatal officer-involved shooting outside of a Wendy’s restaurant downtown. Shields became the APD’s second female police chief when she replaced retiring chief George Turner on Dec. 1, 2016. Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said assistant chief Rodney Bryant will be interim chief while the city searches for a full-time replacement. Shields will remain with the APD, Bottoms said.  “For more than two…

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