Christian Boone, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Recent articles by Christian:

Garrett Rolfe’s attorneys say bond not violated by client’s trip to Florida

Garrett Rolfe’s trip to Daytona Beach was allowed under the terms of his bond, the former Atlanta police officer’s attorneys said in response to Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard’s request that the bond be revoked. → Read More

State asks judge to revoke bond for ex-officer who killed Rayshard Brooks

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard has asked a judge to revoke Garrett Rolfe’s bond after prosecutors learned the the former Atlanta police officer is on vacation in Daytona Beach. → Read More

Atlanta’s interim police chief came out of retirement and might stay

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said during a recent virtual editorial board meeting with The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that she is open to removing the interim tag from Bryant’s title. Over the next several months he’ll essentially audition for a job he never sought, at a time when APD is at a crossroads. Many in the department, including Bryant, say morale has never been lower. Bryant said he… → Read More

Attorney for Garrett Rolfe seeks Fulton DA’s recusal

Howard made that assertion after charging six Atlanta Police Department officers for their roles in the violent arrests of two unarmed college students. Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr recently requested the GBI widen its investigation into the veteran prosecutor to determine whether grand jury subpoenas for information about Rolfe were legally issued. Rolfe was charged with 11 criminal… → Read More

Mourners flock to John Lewis mural in Atlanta to honor ‘true hero’ – 95.5 WSB

Sixty-five feet high, the mural of John Lewis towers over Atlanta’s Sweet Auburn district. Never has the outsized tribute seemed more appropriate. → Read More

Person of interest in 8-year-old girl’s shooting says he’s innocent

Nine days after their little girl was shot dead by armed civilians who had commandeered a street in... → Read More

Protesters march on Wendy’s where Rayshard Brooks was killed

A group of about 100 protesters on Saturday marched to the south Atlanta Wendy’s where Rayshar... → Read More

Mourners pray, cops seek answers in 8-year-old’s shooting death

Mourners came together Tuesday evening to grieve Secoriea Turner, stolen months before her 9th birthday. A familiar hymn rose from the crowd as the gathering began. “Jesus loves the little children, all the children of the world.” Messages of condolence filled a poster. Secoriea’s mother, Charmaine Turner, drew a broken heart. “Sometimes God has to take his angel early before they actually sin… → Read More

Sweet Auburn presses Atlanta for action after another violent weekend

Unsanctioned street parties have continued unabated for 6 years in Sweet Auburn and its bars and restaurants on Edgewood Avenue, bringing violence. → Read More

Rolfe bond hearing delayed by judge

A bond hearing for a former Atlanta police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of Rays... → Read More

Ex-cop charged in Rayshard Brooks case involved in earlier shooting

Former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe, charged with felony murder in the fatal shooting of Ray... → Read More

APD morale at all-time low following tumultuous two weeks

Eight officers face criminal charges. Five have lost their jobs. → Read More

Fulton DA charges former APD cop with murder in Wendy’s shooting

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard took only five days to bring 11 criminal charges, includ... → Read More

From Atlanta to Ohio, Rayshard Brooks family members grieve over ‘a life that mattered’

Rayshard Brooks, is a national figure now, made famous following a brief altercation with Atlanta police officers. → Read More

Fallout from shooting intensifies call for new approach to policing

Ramifications of police shooting outside of Wendy's is still being assessed → Read More

Body cam footage of Rayshard Brooks’ death shows calm, then chaos

The first 29 minutes don’t prepare you for the all-too-familiar tragedy that follows: a white... → Read More

Lawyer for Brooks’ family: ‘People sick of seeing black men murdered’

As attorneys huddled with heartbroken family members Saturday afternoon, a birthday party was under... → Read More

Bond hearing set for third man charged in Arbery death

A bond hearing has been set for the Glynn County man who shot the video of Ahmaud Arbery’s fin... → Read More

APD fires two more officers following tasing incident

Atlanta police officers Lonnie Hood and Armond Jones were fired Wednesday following their involvemen... → Read More

Pointed barbs, questionable accusations mark final D.A. forum

Six-term Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard came under fire from several fronts Friday in a... → Read More