Concejal Antonio Brown, que votó a favor de una ordenanza para retener $ 73 millones del presupuesto del Departamento de Policía de Atlanta el año pasado, was attending a ribbon-cutting ceremony in northeast Atlanta around noon when at least four kids jumped into his car and took off, ZORRO 5 de Atlanta informó.
But the incident has not changed the councilman’s outlook on police, de acuerdo a The Independent.
Brown told reporters during a virtual Thursday press conference that no amount of additional policing would have prevented the car from being sold, according to the outlet.
“This was not a circumstance of a number of officers on the beat,” Brown told The Independent in response to a question about whether the theft highlights a need for more policing. “This was a circumstance of these kids operating within whatever they felt was necessary for their own survival, a situation of generational poverty and acting on this basis of survival.”