The mayor of South Fulton was arrested Saturday morning and booked into Fulton County Jail on charges of criminal trespassing and burglary in the first degree.
The city has not revealed the details of the incident but released a statement: “The City of South Fulton is committed to upholding the law and ensuring that all individuals, regardless of their position, are subject to the same fair and just treatment. As the investigation is still ongoing, we are unable to provide further details at this time.”
Mayor Kamau worked as a labor and community organizer before being sworn in as Mayor last year.
Almost immediately, conflicts began between him and other city officials. Shortly after he was sworn in, he was admonished by the city council for calling for the resignation of three appointed city workers.
In July 2022, he said he was suing city council members and the city attorney for what he called violations of the Open Records Act and details about investigations he thought the public should be aware of, Fox 5 News reported.
Earlier this year, members of the city council filed a lawsuit seeking to remove him from office, saying he violated a city charter.
Then in April, a community Easter egg hunt held by the mayor’s office was shut down by police because they didn’t obtain a permit for the event. A move Kamau believes was retaliation by city leaders and the chief of police.
During his campaign, the now-Mayor promised to move into a troubled apartment complex before deciding its future. He kept that promise and gained national exposure by doing so.