Atlanta billboards urging 'Don't Run' from police criticized

Reuters) - New billboards advising Atlanta residents to "Stay Calm, Don't Run" during encounters with law enforcement drew rebuke this week from City Council members and police who say the campaign sends the wrong message.
The ads appearing on 20 billboards feature a stick figure of a running man, which appears inside a crossed-out red circle.
The campaign was developed by a city-funded public safety agency in response to several officer-involved deaths that have led to increased scrutiny of police use of force in the United States, particularly against young black men.