Protesters gathered outside Atlanta City Hall during Mayor Dickens’ January 31 press conference to cast doubt on his claims about reaching a “compromise” regarding "Cop City" / credit: Unicorn Riot

City of Atlanta and DeKalb County Announce ‘Agreement’ Amid Growing Opposition to Cop City

Protesters accuse Atlanta officials of lying about an alleged "compromise" over the construction of a $90 million, 85-acre police-training facility activists have dubbed "Cop City." The city of Atlanta and DeKalb County reportedly have reached an agreement regarding permitting issues that had previously slowed their plans build in the middle of a forest in unincorporated DeKalb County, southeast of Atlanta. Ryan Fatica reports for Unicorn Riot.

Manuel "Tortuguita" Terán was killed January 18 in a confrontation with Atlanta police

Activists Say Police Are Lying About Shooting a Cop City Protester in Atlanta

Police recently shot a 26-year-old Cop City protester, Manuel Teran, known as "Tort," according to activists. They said police in Atlanta, Georgia, are lying that they did not kill Tort and that a protester shot an officer. Cop City is what activists dub the largest U.S. police training facility that is due to be constructed in an 85-acre forest. BreakThrough News reports.