Atlanta council approves controversial "Cop City" after heated meeting

Posted on AllSides June 6th, 2023
From The Left
Kristal Dixon/Axios

Atlanta's controversial police and fire training center got the green light just before sunrise Tuesday as city council voted to approve $31 million in public funding for the project.

Driving the news: Council voted 11-4 after a marathon meeting that began just after lunch Monday and lasted until around 5:30am ET Tuesday.

The event sparked cries of "Cop City will never be built!" from the activists who packed City Hall to oppose the measure.

Opponents say the project will result in the decimation of the South River Forest, where it...

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