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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.”

Nov. 24

November 24, 2009 --

Lawyers’, underwriters’ fees questioned for Douglas Co. school bonds Lawyer, insurer penalized for bringing appeal Pennington apologizes for Johnston slaying, says hurt lingers OSHA fines horse-bedding maker after part of worker’s feet cut off Bill takes aim at lottery bonuses

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. 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

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 […]

Police oversight board looks to mayor and chief for cooperation

Police oversight board looks to mayor and chief for cooperation
July 9, 2009 --

Should Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington discipline officers who won’t cooperate with a citizen oversight board? We may find out next week, when board members sit down to hash things out with Pennington and Mayor Shirley Franklin.