61 Indicted in Georgia on Racketeering Charges Connected to 'Stop Cop City' Movement
ATLANTA (AP) Sixty-one people have been indicted in Georgia on racketeering charges following a long-running state investigation into protests against a proposed police and training facility in the Atlanta area that critics call Cop City.
The sweeping indictment was brought by Republican Attorney General Chris Carr. Prosecutors allege the defendants are militant anarchists who have supported a violent movement that prosecutors trace to the widespread 2020 racial justice protests. The protests erupted in the wake of the May 2020 police murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the June 2020 police killing of Rayshard Brooks in Atlanta. Those events preceded the public announcement of the proposed training center by months.