San Fransisco to redirect $3.75 million from police budget to Black businesses, national eviction moratorium overturned, Atlanta board says cop who shot Rayshard Brooks was wrongfully terminated and more in The Daily Rundown.
Officer Charged In Rayshard Brooks' Death Reinstated By Atlanta Board
The Atlanta Civil Service Board determined that former Atlanta police officer Garrett Rolfe was wrongfully terminated, resulting in the reinstatement of the fired officer. Rolfe, who is charged in the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy's parking lot last summer, was found to have been wrongfully terminated by the Atlanta Police Department. This, however, does not mean that Rolfe did not violate department policy when he shot Brooks; it just means that his firing was "not done in accordance with the Atlanta City Code," said an APD spokesperson. Rolfe will remain on administrative leave until the criminal charges against him are settled.
San Francisco Diverts $3.75 Million From Police Budget Into Black Businesses
Wednesday, San Francisco Mayor London Breed announced plans to divert $3.75 million from the police budget and invest the funding into organizations that support Black businesses and entrepreneurs. “Across this country, and in our City, we’ve seen how the Black community’s economic growth and prosperity have historically been disrupted and marginalized,” said Mayor Breed. “This funding is part of our efforts to undo the harm of generations of disinvestment and economic inequities. As we work to recover and make San Francisco a better place to live, work, and do business, we have to invest our resources in a way that lifts up and supports African American small business owners, entrepreneurs, and the entire community.”
CDC's National Eviction Ban Overturned
The national eviction moratorium set in place by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, which bans most evictions until September of this year, was overturned by Federal Judge Dabney Friedrich Wednesday, CNBC reports. The ruling will affect millions of Americans. A spokesman for The Justice Department, however, confirmed that they have filed for an appeal of the ruling.
Lori Harvey Teases New Skincare Line
Lori Harvey has a new skincare line in the works and she's been using her boyfriend, Michael B. Jordan, as a test subject. In a Vogue Beauty Secrets video released Wednesday, Harvey shared her skincare and makeup routine and also revealed that she is launching a skincare line in the near future. "I tested all my products, of course, on myself, but I also tested them on my boyfriend," said Harvey. "He tells me all the time that when he's on set, the makeup artists compliment his skin now, so..." Lori added with a smirk, "you know."
Saweetie and Quavo Avoid Charges In Elevator Fight
The LA City Attorney's Office has declined to press charges stemming from the elevator altercation that took place between Saweetie and Quavo last year, Page Six reports. The footage, which leaked in March following the couple's breakup, showed the pair engaged in a tussle of sorts over a video game case. Based on the video, prosecutors determined that there was very little likelihood of a conviction for either party.