Posted on July 10, 2023

Georgia Mayor Arrested on Burglary and Trespassing Charges

Doha Madani, NBC, July 9, 2023

A Georgia mayor was charged with burglary and criminal trespassing Saturday, leading the way for him to be temporarily replaced by one of five City Council members who sued him this year.

Khalid Kamau, the mayor of the city of South Fulton in metropolitan Atlanta, was charged with criminal trespassing and first-degree burglary. {snip}


An email to Kamau’s official city email address and to his chief of staff was not immediately replied to Sunday. Kamau said Saturday on Facebook that he was “good” and “free.”


Kamau also shared a Bible verse about “those who are persecuted because of righteousness.”

City Council member Natasha Williams-Brown, the mayor pro tem, will replace Kamau as acting mayor {snip}


Williams-Brown and four other council members sued Kamau in March to remove him from office. Only two members of the council were not party to the suit, court records show.

The suit alleges that Kamau knowingly disclosed confidential information for his benefit since his election and recorded confidential executive sessions {snip}

{snip} The council asked the district attorney’s office in June 2022 for an investigation of transactions Kamau’s charged on a city-issued credit card that were discovered in an audit.