Administrative Orders Related to Transforming APD

June 2020

Mayor Bottoms issued two Administrative Orders related to transforming the City of Atlanta Police Department. The first order calls for the adoption of reforms regarding the Atlanta Police Department’s use of force policies. These immediate reforms include:

  • Requiring officer intervention in unreasonable use of deadly force
  • Providing restrictions on shooting at moving vehicles
  • Applying de-escalation techniques and using only objectively reasonable force necessary
  • Requiring reporting of all uses of deadly force by a police officer to the Citizens Review Board

The second order calls for a comprehensive review of how policing should be handled by the City of Atlanta.

We are taking a top to bottom review of how we police in Atlanta. These Administrative Orders will help accelerate our efforts to transform public safety within our city.

Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms