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Some 19 Atlanta Officers Have Resigned After Rayshard Brooks Shooting, Atlanta Police Foundation Says



Some 19 Atlanta police officers have resigned amid growing civil unrest and plummeting morale following the deadly shooting of Rayshard Brooks last Friday, the Atlanta Police Foundation told Fox 5 and other local media.

Dave Wilkinson, the president and CEO of the Atlanta Police Foundation, told WSB, “Morale is at an all-time low.”

“We are now going into the third consecutive week of unabated protests in which officers have worked 12-hour shifts seven days per week. As you can imagine, their stress levels are exacerbated by physical and emotional exhaustion,” Wilkinson said.

The announcement came moments after Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms addressed widespread protests against police after the death of a black man while in the custody of a white Minneapolis police officer late last month, and more recently, the shooting death of 27-year-old Atlanta man Rayshard Brooks.

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