Mayor: Atlanta PD morale is down "ten-fold"

In an interview with CNN anchor Chris Cuomo on Wednesday, the mayor said that police morale around the country is down.

“… and I think ours is down ten-fold,” Mayor Bottoms said. “This has been a very tough few weeks in Atlanta and with the tragedy of Mr. Brooks, and then on top of that the excessive force charges that were brought against the officers involved with the college students, there’s a lot happening in our city, and the police officers are receiving the brunt of it quite frankly.”…

“In fact our officers were given a historic pay raise by our administration, and it was so our officers wouldn’t have to work three jobs and be fatigued, so that they could afford to live in the city of Atlanta, so they wouldn’t be resentful about policing our streets so that we could have the best to choose from on our force,” she said. “…We expect that our officers will keep their commitment to our communities.”