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April 15

April 15, 2011 --

Defense: Judge smoked pot to get off narcotics Lawmakers hand out tax breaks to some businesses Bill allowing removal of ATL school board passes Ethics loophole fixed despite last-minute objection Ga. tourism tax break barely passes Ira Glass corrects report on Brunswick drug court Creative Loafing bestows 2011 Golden Sleaze awards

July 20

July 20, 2010 --

Ex-airport manager claims mayoral cronyism influenced contract DeKalb schools overspent on lawyers USDA official resigns after bias claim Ethics Commission pushes forward with Oxendine subpoenas Leaders of failed banks could face lawsuits Cobb school board member wants $41K recall reimbursement Missing equipment added to Gwinnett police narcotics probe Did UGA commit NCAA violations at ‘Dawg […]

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.