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Candidate Tiffany Brown: statement 2009-09-12

posted Sep 12, 2009, 6:21 PM by Todd Vierling   [ updated Sep 17, 2009, 9:22 AM ]
(Tiffany Brown is a candidate for Mayor of Atlanta.)


Contact: Bryant Childs

Brown for Atlanta Campaign

(843) 469-1765                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       E-mail:





September 12, 2009 - I am shocked and saddened this injustice that occurred American Eagle nightclub. This combined with senseless death of Kathryn Johnston while executing the “No Knock” warrant in 2006 illustrates the importance of sensitivity training that needs to occur in the Atlanta Police Department.


All citizens deserve decency and respect even when the law is enforced. As Mayor of Atlanta, I will request a complete reorganization of the Atlanta Police Department due to its recent problems. I will review the way the Department operates, always with an eye toward improving the way the Atlanta police Department protect residents.


As Mayor, I would authorize a Police Advisory Commission with real governing rights. The Atlanta Police Advisory Commission would be the official civilian oversight agency of the City of Atlanta for the Atlanta Police Department. The general mission of the Commission is to improve the relationship between the police department and the community. The Commission, in its diversity of composition and in its functioning, is intended to represent the external point of view of the Atlanta citizenry.


The Commission will be authorized by Executive Order to conduct investigations of individual citizen complaints of police misconduct, and/or studies of police department policies, procedures or practices. Findings and recommendations made by the Commission are forwarded directly to the Mayor, the City Managing Director and the Police Chief for their review and appropriate action.


The commission will be created with the help of The National Association for Civilian Oversight of Law Enforcement (NACOLE). NACOLE is a non-profit organization that brings together individuals and agencies working to establish or improve oversight of police officers in the United States.



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