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Eric Banks, 17, Named as Suspect in Murder of Civil Rights Leader Bernie Simms

Eric Banks, 17, has been named as a suspect in the murder of prominent Atlanta civil rights leader Barney Simms. Atlanta police say Banks is armed and dangerous.

Shortly after his death, police released a video of a man seen with Simms at a Waffle House 30 minutes before he was found dead. Police believe the man in the video is Eric Banks.

Barney Simms was a longtime leader of Atlanta’s License Review Board, which handles the city’s alcohol licensing.

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