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Atlanta City Council Member Cleta Winslow Issues Statement Following Arrest of Atlanta University Center Shooting Suspect

Post Date:09/05/2019 5:19 PM

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September 5, 2019

Atlanta City Council Member Cleta Winslow Issues Statement Following Arrest of Atlanta University Center Shooting Suspect

ATLANTA — District 4 Council member Cleta Winslow has issued a statement following the arrest of Isaiah Williams. Williams is accused of firing into a crowd and injuring four students during an event celebrating the end of new student orientation at the Atlanta University Center. He has surrendered to the authorities and faces multiple charges.

"As the Council representative to the district where this heinous act took place, I am relieved that the suspect has turned himself in. Hopefully, he will reflect on the brutality and senselessness of the shooting incident on August 20th that could have easily led to the loss of life for many of the innocent bystanders,” Winslow said. “With his surrender, I am hopeful that the students who were injured by this act can continue their physical and emotional healing and find some solace in the fact that the accused is no longer roaming the streets of our city. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the other individuals who were forced to deal with the melee resulting from this senseless act.” 

Winslow added, “While another suspect is being sought in connection with this tragic incident, I want to thank the Atlanta Police Department for their continued efforts to solve this crime. I would also like to thank any member of the community who may have provided additional information leading to the suspect's surrender."

During the full Council meeting Tuesday, Winslow and District 2 Council member Amir Farokhi introduced legislation that would add $4,000 to the reward being offered. The proposed amount will increase the total to $6,000 to find the suspects involved in the shooting. Winslow’s donation of $3,000 and Farokhi’s $1,000 contribution are set to be considered by the Finance and Executive Committee on Sept. 11. The initial $2,000 reward was donated by the Atlanta Police Foundation.

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The Atlanta City Council is the chief policy-making body for the City of Atlanta. It acts by considering and enacting all laws that govern the City. The council also approves the operating and capital budgets for the City as recommended by the mayor, and it continually monitors revenues and expenditures for local government operations. The Atlanta City Council reviews and has final say on many land-use and zoning matters. Major economic development projects for the City also fall under the council’s consideration.

The Atlanta City Council is comprised of 12 districts and three at-large posts. Council representatives include: Council President: Felicia A. Moore; District 1: Carla Smith; District 2: Amir Farokhi; District 3: Antonio Brown; District 4: Cleta Winslow; District 5: Natalyn Mosby Archibong; District 6: Jennifer N. Ide; District 7: Howard Shook; District 8: J.P. Matzigkeit; District 9: Dustin Hillis; District 10: Andrea L. Boone; District 11: Marci Collier Overstreet; District 12: Joyce M. Sheperd; Post 1 At-Large: Michael Julian Bond; Post 2 At-Large: Matt Westmoreland; and Post 3 At-Large: Andre Dickens.

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