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.
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