Kemp declares state of emergency, activates National Guard to curtail violence in Atlanta

STAFF REPORT ::: Governor Brian Kemp has declared a state of emergency in response to an increase in violent and property crimes in the city of Atlanta. According to a press release issued by Kemp’s office, he made this declaration “following weeks of dramatically increased violent crime and property destruction” including more than 30 Georgians […]

GBI: Early analysis indicates Atlanta riots included out-of-state organization

STAFF REPORT ::: The Georgia Information and Analysis Sharing Center has conducted a preliminary analysis of data regarding protest-related arrests in Fulton County from May 29 through June 1 that revealed more than 15 percent – 57 of the 370 arrested – were from out-of-state, five were homeless and the majority – 294 – were […]

Reward offered in firearm theft that occurred during looting of Atlanta area

STAFF REPORT ::: A reward of up to $10,000 is being offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the theft of 42 firearms stolen during the protests and looting in the Atlanta area. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), […]