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Sun Apr 26, 2020, 09:51 PM

Georgia AG to investigate racist text sent to Atlanta mayor over pandemic

Georgia’s top law enforcement official launched an investigation on Friday into a racist text message sent to Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms regarding her efforts to shutter the city during the coronavirus pandemic.

Attorney General Chris Carr directed his office’s prosecution division to investigate who sent the text less than an hour after Georgia Democrats urged him to launch the probe, a spokeswoman said Friday.

The mayor tweeted late Wednesday that she received the message, which used a racial slur and demanded she “just shut up and RE-OPEN ATLANTA!”

In a response, she wrote that she would pray for the anonymous sender and offered a quote from Martin Luther King Jr.

Read more: https://www.ajc.com/blog/politics/georgia-investigate-racist-tweet-sent-atlanta-mayor-over-pandemic/pFXL6eyqZiLdJNq9QfRw0K/

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