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Oversight board bemoans APD’s continued foot-dragging

Oversight board bemoans APD's continued foot-dragging
November 20, 2009 --

Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington undercut an oversight board by refusing to discipline uncooperative officers, the board’s chairman complained Thursday. Pennington had promised to penalize employees who don’t cooperate with the Citizen Review Board, but Pennington’s directive only calls for discipline if an officer doesn’t show up when the board asks them to. Many officers have been appearing with an attorney but refusing to answer questions.

Nov. 20

November 20, 2009 --

Clayton sheriff hunts for badges: barbers, pastors, Pep Boys employee among recipients No new patients being admitted to Central State Hospital Ethics Commision finds itself under investigation

Nov. 19

November 19, 2009 --

Report: Georgia’s tax system hits poorest Bank regulators complicit in slow recovery Hartwell mayor-elect arrested on DUI charge Court of Appeals upholds immunity for ex-DA Hodges Attorneys criticize feds’ handling of Columbus money-laundering case Bridal shop owner found guilty, gets 30 days’ probation Fired White County manager may land SC job

Nov. 18

November 18, 2009 --

Fayette County hospital struggles with food scores Ellijay bank suspends, CEO, 2 others, pending investigation Jackson schools’ deficit attracts state scrutiny Horgan appeals ethics ruling on pot possession

Nov. 17

November 17, 2009 --

America’s newset land baron: FDIC Longtime collections firm dissolves amid client lawsuits Some say Broun mailing misleading Family searching for help after insurer files bankruptcy Hotel-motel tax misuse by Buford triggers scrutiny ATL officials win ruling on airport ad deal Former officer is third to sue Pendergrass

Nov. 16

November 16, 2009 --

Critical ATL 911 calls put on hold SEC staff targets Beazer Homes CEO over bonus pay Mom: Northside Hospital to blame for son’s suicide DeKalb police under fire for Taser purchase Bibb radio system on last legs

Nov. 15

November 16, 2009 --

Critics say private probation punishes poor unfairly Ga. jobs created by stimulus overstated Lottery staff gets bigger bonuses After Pennington: ATL should audit its crime stats Opinion: Another reason to be skeptical of water group Test-tampering cases routine for Georgia panel

DeKalb construction probe complicates multimillion-dollar suit on cost overruns

DeKalb construction probe complicates multimillion-dollar suit on cost overruns
November 16, 2009 --

DeKalb County schools’ multimillion-dollar damage suit over construction cost overruns may be undermined by a criminal probe of school contracts. Lawyers for a fired construction management firm, Heery/Mitchell, are scheduled to question the schools’ chief operating officer, Pat Pope, on Wednesday. Heery/Mitchell wants to hear what Pope knows about a criminal investigation of her handling of school construction contracts.

Nov. 14

November 14, 2009 --

Pennington: APD officers not required to testify before citizen board Ex-Glynn superintendent named in cheating scandal National experts will review Atlanta schools’ test scores City worker says sludge made him sick Chatsworth police investigating bullying allegations after teen’s suicide No answers 2 months after Glynn police shooting School board governance still priority for business Effort […]

Nov. 13

November 13, 2009 --

Driving to Macon: $10.60; flying to Macon with Michael Adams, $1,363.64 Liquidated Ga. insurer pulled coverage at expense of badly injured customers Money questions plague fired Fulton housing director Juveniles caught and released within minutes Judge holds Fulton DA Howard in contempt Probe launched into Cobb school calendar change Whistleblower: Ambulance breakdowns happen often Taxpayers […]

Drugmaker paid psychiatrist $490K to promote antipsychotic, despite doubts about research

Drugmaker paid psychiatrist $490K to promote antipsychotic, despite doubts about research
November 13, 2009 --

Over a decade-long period, AstraZeneca paid Chicago’s Michael Reinstein nearly half a million dollars to promote their antipsychotic. However, internal emails show that executives had doubts about Reinstein’s claim that their drug, Seroquel, helped patients lose weight.

Ga. police agencies fare poorly in statewide open records audit

November 12, 2009 --

Georgia law enforcement agencies looked somewhat less than law-abiding when student journalists asked for public records, the Georgia First Amendment Foundation reported this week. Authorities refused students’ requests, charged them excessive fees and grilled them on why they wanted the information. One sheriff complained to the president of Mercer University.