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How did accused killers get out of jail? Here’s how…

How did accused killers get out of jail? Here's how...
August 27, 2009 --

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard complained this week about judges releasing accused murderers on bond, after one allegedly shot a second victim in the face. He listed 45 defendants and wanted to know how they could return to the streets while awaiting trial. But jail records show four of the defendants are not accused of murder. A few others remain locked up. And the man responsible for releasing two of the suspects was … Paul Howard.

Aug. 27

August 27, 2009 --

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Ethics panel sets Sept. 11 deadline for top-job seekers

Ethics panel sets Sept. 11 deadline for top-job seekers
August 27, 2009 --

The State Ethics Commission today opened a two-week window for job applicants who want to be the state’s new top ethics enforcer. The commission hopes to interview three finalists in public at its Oct. 15 meeting. When Rick Thompson was chosen in 2006, candidates were interviewed in closed session. Senior assistant attorney general Stefan Ritter described that today as “not the best practice.”