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Aug. 22

August 22, 2010 --

ATL superintendent loses shine Rash of judges stepping down after misconduct Numbers tell what lawmakers do, don’t — with Congressional report card Liens aim to collect Augusta officials’ back taxes Few signs of life in Athens creek after spill Be careful with your donations

APD ignored key Kathryn Johnston witness for 9 days

APD ignored key Kathryn Johnston witness for 9 days
May 23, 2010 --

Atlanta police inexplicably waited nine days to question a key witness to officers’ misconduct in the 2006 killing of 92-year-old Kathryn Johnston, according to a new investigative report. Instead, they put on a full-court press to track down an informant who corrupt officers wanted to use as their alibi. Cris Beamud, director of a city oversight panel created after the Johnston shooting, says police should find out why it took so long.