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Atlanta police reach out after disturbance

By KATE BRUMBACK
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta's police chief says his department is reaching out to a community where people threw bricks at police cars amid anger over a recent arrest.

Chief George Turner said Wednesday that he wants to speak to community members to determine how to more effectively police the area.

Police cruisers were pelted with bricks and hammers Tuesday night when patrol officers drove by a gathering of people at an apartment complex in the neighborhood in northeast Atlanta.

Residents of the neighborhood were reportedly upset after some said police used excessive force during an arrest in the area the night before that was caught on video.

Turner says no formal complaint has been filed with the department. Both incidents are under investigation.

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