And the resolution refers to the more recent death of 25-year old Ahmaud Arbery, who was shot and killed in February while jogging through a predominantly white neighborhood, an incident that was caught on video and sparked large demonstrations.
Councilwoman Andrea Boone told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution that local residents have urged city leaders to speak out against the state’s citizens arrest law. She called it antiquated.
“I think it was necessary that we make a statement,” Boone said.
Buckhead Councilman Howard Shook provided the lone vote against the measure.
“I wish we were in an environment were I can support this measure,” Shook said. “But we are not.”
Buckhead business owners suffered between $10 and $15 million property damage according one estimate during demonstrations this year over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd in May.