Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms said at a news conference that she and police Chief Erika Shields made the decision after reviewing body-camera footage of a Saturday night incident that first gained attention from video online and on local news.
Across Colombia, 13 women have been murdered since the virus lockdown started, many killed by their boyfriends or husbands in their homes, government figures show.
Human Rights Watch said police had imposed the measure in a "chaotic and violent manner from the start", sometimes whipping, kicking and teargassing people to force them off the streets.
Racist attacks and hate speech have spiked proving that right-wing extremists are exploiting the global crisis.
Quarantining measures have led to a spike in domestic violence in several countries.
Several incidents show that French law enforcement is dealing violently with minorities under the cover of new emergency measures.
Cardinal George Pell is trying to overturn a six-year sentence for sexually assaulting two 13-year-old choirboys in the 1990s but Australia's High Court will not make a decision for months.
For over 70 years, the United Nations has functioned as a bastion for human rights and defender of the most vulnerable. But what happens when those whose task it is to protect the poor and the weak, women and children -become perpetrators themselves?
In New York alone, there has been a 21 percent increase in crimes targeting Jewish people in the past year.
In a series of tweets, Jami Moor shared he was raped by a powerful man he worked for and was then close to. Jami is one of the few men in Pakistan's entertainment industry who have been active in their support of the #MeToo movement there.
TRT World interviews Anton Tripolskii, a domestic violence expert from the Battered Women’s Justice Project, who explains how the 'credibility of victim-survivors is significantly discounted in the American court system.'
The recent attack on a California synagogue demonstrates a symbiotic relationship between violence and media.
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