Atlanta at a glance
Population by race and Hispanic origin
Cities in this database with the most similarly-sized populations
Full-time law enforcement staff, Atlanta Police Department
- 1,641 Officers
- 454 Civilian staff
Full-time law enforcement officers per 1,000 residents
- 3.15 Atlanta
- 2.4 National average, cities with 250,000+ population
- 2.2 National average
These figures reflect the Atlanta Police Department only, and do not include state or other police agencies that may be present in this location.
|Amount||Start and end dates||Recipient and description||Awarding agency||CFDA program||Type|
|CITY OF ATLANTA THE EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT (JAG) PROGRAM ALLOWS UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING TRIBES, TO SUPPORT A BROAD RANGE OF ACTIVITIES TO PREVENT AND CONTROL CRIME BASED ON THEIR OWN STATE AND LOCAL NEEDS AND CONDITIONS. GRANT FUNDS CAN BE USED FOR STATE AND LOCAL INITIATIVES, …||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|CITY OF ATLANTA JAG 2021 ATLANTA: 15 FULLY EQUIPPED UNMARKED PATROL CARS; FULTON COUNTY: UNMARKED PATROL CAR, BALLISTIC ARMOR, CENTENNIAL BADGES, LAPTOPS||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|CITY OF ATLANTA JAG 2020 ATLANTA||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.738 Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program||Prime|
|CITY OF ATLANTA FY 19 BODY WORN CAMERA PROGRAM||Department of Justice Office of Justice Programs||16.835 Body Worn Camera Policy and Implementation||Prime|
Recent equipment transfers
|Ship date||Item and National Stock Number (NSN)||Quantity||Acquisition value, each||Acquisition value, total||DEMIL code||DEMIL IC|
|150||150 @ $16.17||$2,425.50||D||1|
|24||24 @ $523.00||$12,552.00||Q||3|
|8/17/2017||ADAPTER RAIL,WEAPON MOUNTED
|24||24 @ $96.06||$2,305.44||D||7|
|12||12 @ $371.00||$4,452.00||D||1|
We identified 2 publicly reported settlements that resulted in $6,400,000.00 in monetary compensation to victims.
A federal jury required the City of Atlanta to pay $1.5 million to Ju’Zema Goldring, a Black trans woman who was unlawfully arrested and held in jail for six months on false drug charges.
Atlanta police officers stopped Goldring and accused her of jaywalking in October 2015, an interaction that led officers to arrest her, allegedly while using an anti-trans slur, and accused her of trafficking cocaine in a stress ball. Although Goldring’s lawyer asserts that the officer’s tests came back negative for cocaine, Goldring was charged with cocaine trafficking and spent six months in a male jail where she was assaulted. Goldring was released and had charges dismissed after the George Bureau of Investigation ran tests which came back negative. A federal jury required Atlanta to pay Goldring $1.5 million.
In 2010, Atlanta paid $4.9 million to the family of a woman killed during an illegal raid; the city also spent nearly $4 million in legal settlements involving the police department from 2015 to 2018.
In 2010, the City of Atlanta paid the family of Kathryn Johnston—a 92-year-old woman who was killed during an illegal raid of her home—a $4.9 million settlement. A local news source also determined that Atlanta paid out nearly $4 million in 22 legal settlements involving the Atlanta Police Department from 2015 to 2018.