ANM: Mokah Johnson on Police Oversight
A rash of police shootings in 2019 sparked calls for greater oversight of the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, and those calls were renewed following criticism of the department’s handling of a downtown protest in the wake of the murder of George Floyd.
Last year, Mayor Kelly Girtz assigned the Commission’s Government Operations Committee the task of making recommendations on how to address community demands for greater police oversight. Now, some local activists say local lawmakers are moving too slowly and have missed a key deadline set by the Mayor.
One of those activists, the Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement's Mokah Jasmine Johnson spoke to Alexia Ridley about her concerns and criticism of the Government Operations Committee's pace.