South Fulton County

City of South Fulton mayor released on bond after arrest

SOUTH FULTON, Ga. — The Mayor of the City of South Fulton is facing charges after a Saturday morning arrest.

Mayor Khalid Kamau was taken into custody on Saturday, later being released from custody around 8 p.m. after receiving an $11,000 bond.

According to Fulton County Jail records, Kamau was charged with criminal trespass and first-degree burglary.

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He was booked into the jail around 2 p.m.

Details on what led to the charges have not been released yet.

City of South Fulton officials released a statement on Saturday morning saying:

“The City of South Fulton is committed to upholding the law and ensuring that all individuals, regardless of their position, are subject to the same fair and just treatment. As the investigation is still ongoing, we are unable to provide further details at this time.”

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The mayor has not been a stranger to controversy since being elected to office in 2021.

Earlier this year, Kamau accused the city of retaliation after an Easter Egg Hunt he sponsored was shut down. The city claimed the mayor and his team did not submit the proper paperwork and the event was, therefore, unsanctioned. He told Channel 2 Action News he followed the appropriate protocols.

In March, the South Fulton City Council filed a lawsuit against Kamau saying he violated the city charter by leaking confidential information to the public.