(FiveNation.com)- A former aide for the newly-elected mayor of Atlanta was arrested at Atlanta International Airport at the end of December on a warrant related to charges that he made “terroristic threats.”
Ali Carter, a former aid of Atlanta’s new Democrat Mayor Andre Dickens, was aboard a flight when police arrived to apprehend him. Carter was informed of the outstanding warrant and taken into custody.
The warrant for Carter’s arrest stemmed from a September 2020 incident in which Carter phoned his ex-wife’s boyfriend and threatened to use his AR-15 against him if the boyfriend touched Carter’s child.
When officers attempted to lead him off the plane, Carter did the “do you know who I am” routine, telling the officers he was the chief of staff to the new Mayor. The police officers told him it didn’t matter who he was, they still had a warrant for his arrest.
Carter demanded they call Mayor-elect Dickens and again told them he was Dickens’ chief of staff.
But according to a spokesman from the City of Atlanta, Ali Carter previously worked for Andre Dickens when Dickens was a city councilman, however, he is not a part of the Mayor’s staff nor is he an employee with the City of Atlanta.
Carter was eventually transported to Clayton County jail. And on December 30, he was booked into the Douglas County jail and is now out on bond.
Last week, Carter posted a video to Instagram showing that he was present at Dickens’ inauguration ceremony on January 3.
Andre Dickens defeated Felicia Moore to replace outgoing Atlanta Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms in November. In October, Ali Carter boasted of his close relationship with Dickens and noted that he was “100% confident” Dickens would make a great mayor.
Police later released body-cam footage of Carter’s arrest aboard his flight: