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  • Pennington takes blame for 2006 Johnston shooting — or does he?

    Pennington takes blame for 2006 Johnston shooting -- or does he?
    November 30, 2009 --


    One week ago, Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington apologized and shouldered the blame for the 2006 shooting death of Kathryn Johnston: “I take full responsibility for what happened.” But not so much in court. Detectives claim arrest quotas pressured them to cut corners in drug investigations. Pennington testified the department had performance standards, but no quotas. And he can’t be blamed, city attorneys contend, “for the illegal actions of a few rogue officers.”