Piedmont Park Hanging - Man found hanging in Atlanta's Piedmont Park.A body was found hanging from a tree in Piedmont Park on Thursday, according to the AJC. Atlanta police say that it is not being investigated and the body was the victim of a suicide. From The AJC:
Officers were called to the Charles Allen entrance of the park just before 5 a.m. and discovered a mans body hanging from a tree by a rope, spokesman Donald Hannah said.
Emergency officials arrived on the scene and pronounced the man dead, Hannah said.A Fulton County medical examiner told the AJC that There were no discernible signs of a struggle or foul play, Hannah said. And the death "concurred that the death was consistent with a suicide. The identity of the man has not been released. However, many men and women have taken to Twitter to call out the suicide as a modern day "lynching".
I'm not hard-pressed about getting answers from police on #PiedmontParkHanging. All police do is lie. Da'Shaun L. Harrison (@_iAmRoyal) July 7, 2016
ATL POLICE DEPT WE NEED ANSWERS!!! Who was this man? How was this ruled a suicide? What evidence do you have? #PiedmontParkHanging @APDInfo ree botts. (@reeciology) July 7, 2016
I woke up singing Strange Fruit, not knowing that an actual black body was hanging from a tree in my city today #PiedmontParkHanging ? ree botts. (@reeciology) July 7, 2016Update: According to Straight From the A, here's a copy of the police report: Update: Witnesses say the Ku Klux Klan was spotted passing out flyers before the Piedmont Park hanging. Following the news that a black man was found dead han Click here for the full story. Related: