Shock waves have rippled through the Midtown Atlanta community with the recent announcement by Major Khirus Williams, in his own words,that he was "forced to retire" after a controversial comment he made regarding a proposed change to policing strategies in Midtown Atlanta.
My involvement in Midtown Atlanta over the past 4 years has proven to me what a true champion Major Williams was in the fight against crime in Midtown. He truly "got into the community" and I've had the pleasure on numerous occasions to be at functions with him. In fact, he graciously attended a luncheon I hosted while on the Midtown Neighbors' Association Board for all the Property Managers of the condominium buildings.
Furthermore, those very buildings, and the residents in them worked together to raise additional money for the Atlanta Police Foundation to purchase much needed police equipment FOR Midtown Atlanta that the police department itself could not purchase.
I share with you a Call to Action by one neighborhood organization, and look forward to the response from Mayor Reed himself, along with the Chief of Police and the Atlanta City Council. Here are the links to the articles mentioned below: