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ANM: Mokah Johnson on Police Oversight

Mokah Johnson

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.

Alexia Ridley joined WUGA as Television and Radio News Anchor and Reporter in 2013. When WUGA TV concluded operations, she became the primary Reporter for WUGA Radio. Alexia came to Athens from Macon where she served as the News Director and show host for WGXA TV. She's a career journalist and Savannah native hailing from the University of Michigan. However, Alexia considers herself an honorary UGA DAWG!
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