“The community is down here. We want an end to police brutality on your watch, Keisha. If you can’t do it, you need to pack up your office.” – Attorney Gerald Griggs, vice president of the Atlanta NAACP
The pressure is increasing for Atlanta mayor Keisha Bottoms for the handling of recent events including the death of 8 year old Secoriea Turner.
Keisha Bottoms told the community that they are responsible for what happened and to not hold her responsible.
“You can’t blame this on a police officer, you can’t say this is about criminal justice reform. This is about some people carrying some weapons who shot up a car with an eight-year-old baby in the car,” Bottoms said. “We got to stop this. We are doing each other more harm than any police officer on this force. We’ve had over 75 shootings in the city over the past several weeks. You can’t blame that on APD.” – Keisha Bottoms
In which Gerald Griggs replied
“For Keisha to call you guys out and say blood is on your hands … it’s not true, the blood is on her hands.”
On a appearance on CNN, Keisha also suggested that Trump was responsible for what happened.
“think about the leadership or the lack thereof that we have coming from the highest office in the land.” – Keisha Bottoms
Keisha was also criticized by former NFL star Herschel Walker
“I disagreed with (Bottoms) letting them take over that place to begin with,” Walker said Tuesday. “I thought that was wrong. And I disagree with anyone who wants to defund the police. I don’t think that’s right. …