Atlanta City Council approves new police reform that bans chokeholds, other actions

ATLANTA — The Atlanta City Council unanimously passed a number of new legislation Tuesday night, including new police reforms.

The new police reform bans officers from using chokeholds and strangleholds. It also requires officers yell a warning before firing their guns. The new rules also instructs that officers can no longer shoot at moving vehicles.

The newly-approved rules are three parts of “8 Can’t Wait” national campaign. It is designed to bring change to police departments across the country.

The list of 8 requirements include:

  • Banning chokeholds and strangleholds
  • Require de-escalation
  • Require warning before shooting
  • Exhaust all other means before shooting
  • Duty to intervene
  • Ban shooting at moving vehicles
  • Require a use-of-force continuum
  • Require comprehensive reporting

The legislation now heads to mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms’ desk for her signature.