June 15, 2020 / 5:25 PM / 17 days ago

Atlanta mayor says 'abundantly clear' review of policing needed

FILE PHOTO: Keisha Lance Bottoms, Mayor of Atlanta, Georgia,speaks at the Concordia Summit in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

(Reuters) - Atlanta Mayor Keisha Bottoms said on Monday she would issue a series of administrative orders to accelerate a review of policing in the wake of the police shooting of Rayshard Brooks.

Bottoms, speaking at a city council meeting, said it was “abundantly clear” there was a “comprehensive need” to take a look at the police department’s use of force and the training of police officers.

(This story corrects day of Mayor Bottoms’ comment to Monday)

reporting by Nathan Layne in Wilton, Connecticut, Editing by Franklin Paul

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