Atlanta Police Now Have Access To Atlantic Station Security Cameras Following Shooting

The City of Atlanta reportedly now has access to all of the security cameras at the privately managed Atlantic Station following the recent shooting that killed two children and injured others.

Near the end of November, a group of young people who were exhibiting “disorderly behavior” gathered at 17th street, near Atlantic Station. A shooting occurred and two children were killed, one who was 12 years old and one who was 15 years old.

Two more children – a 15-year-old and a 16-year-old – were arrested for the shooting and charged with two counts of murder, aggravated assault and a gang-related charge.

“It was the most serious act of violence on the property bordering the development but not the only one recently,” Fox 5 Atlanta reported. In response to Atlantic Station granting the City of Atlanta access to their security cameras, “Atlanta Police Chief Darin Schierbaum told FOX 5 he is happy the camera integration is done.”

“City officials say they would like to be able to monitor what is happening as it is unfolding,” the report added. “[The Atlanta Police Department] did not receive advance word about so many youngsters being expelled. The unruly behavior along 17th street was well underway before city officers could get there.”

The news comes a few days ahead of a special meeting the Atlanta Public Safety Commission is holding for residents to discuss how to reduce violence involving children.

“The meeting is set for 6:30 p.m. on Dec. 13 at Atlanta City Hall more than two weeks after 12- and 15-year-old boys were killed and others were injured by teenagers on the 17th Street bridge near Atlantic Station,” Fox 5 Atlanta reported. “Police announced two arrests in the murder investigation and said they are searching for other suspects.”

D & B Staff

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