Georgia Sheriff Faces Civil Rights Charges Over Use of Restraint Chairs

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is accused of ordering detainees to be strapped down for hours at a time as punishment, federal prosecutors said.

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Family of Georgia Teen Who Died After Basketball Drills Sues School Officials

Imani Bell, 16, collapsed while running up stadium steps in “extreme heat,” according to a complaint filed on Wednesday.

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Georgia Was a Big Win for Democrats. Black Women Did the Groundwork.

Before the Democratic Party invested in Georgia, or President Trump and Joe Biden saw it as a battleground, Black political organizers devoted years of hard work to turning out voters.

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Georgia Sheriff’s Deputy Is Fired Over Beating of Black Man

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said the deputy was terminated for “excessive use of force” after a video showing him pinning and punching Roderick Walker, 26, was circulated widely on social media.

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Georgia Police Department Faces Backlash for Detaining Teenagers at Gunpoint

The Clayton County Police Department released body camera footage of the incident. Police Chief Kevin Roberts said the officer did not violate policy or training.

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Ahmaud Arbery Killing: Inside Georgia’s Citizen’s Arrest Law

From the days of the Civil War, Georgia has allowed its residents to arrest one another. But after the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, critics are calling for such laws to be repealed.

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What Is Georgia’s Citizen’s Arrest Law?

From the days of the Civil War, Georgia has allowed its residents to arrest one another. But after the shooting death of Ahmaud Arbery, critics are calling for such laws to be repealed.

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