When Atlanta Police Chief George Turner was asked about an incident in Chicago — the October 2014 death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, who was shot 16 times as he walked away from Chicago police — he responded with candor.
“I would be lying to you if I tell you that (transparency) wasn’t a concern of public safety throughout the entire country,” Turner said.
“We need to do everything we can to be as transparent as possible so citizens understand that we understand the challenges, and also the perceptions, that are going on in this country.”
Specifically, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will take over all probes of officer-involved shootings by the APD, the state’s largest police force.
That could be great for the APD. But what will it mean for the GBI? Find out on MyAJC.com.