Another protest is being organized in Atlanta on Monday night, but instead of a downtown rally, protesters plan to converge on the Buckhead community. Atlanta police and Mayor Kasim Reed held a news conference Monday morning to discuss plans for the event as well as the marches and protests over the weekend.
Police officers have worked 6,000 hours of overtime so far, according to estimates. The mayor didn’t have a dollar figure for tax money spent on extra police patrols, but said he is working to figure that out. Reed said officers are exhausted, but they will continue working 12-hour shifts as long as the protests last. FULL REPORT