ATLANTA -- Emotions ran high and hot at a crime meeting with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed on Tuesday night.
One man accused the mayor of talking politics when the bottom line is that people are afraid of getting killed in their own driveway.
Reed held the meeting to release a plan for reducing crime across every neighborhood in Atlanta. However. a recent surge of crime reported in Midtown has put a spotlight there.
Starting Wednesday, officers working desk jobs will pick up shifts on the street to increase visibility. Roll call will be done in public and stream online so officers will be seen by more people.
The city's holiday schedule that increases staffing will begin three weeks early on November 1.