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November 5, 2011 --

Mayor’s unlicensed brother let go after 2nd traffic stop ATL police oversight director resigns in frustration

Ex-DeKalb deputy chief admits bribes, awaits sentencing

Ex-DeKalb deputy chief admits bribes, awaits sentencing
April 1, 2011 --

A former deputy DeKalb County police chief has admitted taking a businessman’s bribes. Ex-Lt. Donald E. Frank faces up to five years in federal prison. Sentencing has not been scheduled, which often means that prosecutors want to see whether a defendant can supply useful information — and, if necessary, testify — about criminal activity by others.

Fulton judge defends release of trooper shooting suspect

Fulton judge defends release of trooper shooting suspect
January 3, 2011 --

A Fulton County judge had no choice last month but to release the man who allegedly shot and killed State Trooper Chadwick LeCroy a couple weeks later, the county’s chief judge said tonight. Gregory Favors was freed on a signature bond not because of “judicial whim or an adherence to some arbitrary self-imposed rule,” but because judges “have a duty to uphold the rule of law,” Judge Cynthia D. Wright wrote in a letter to Fulton County citizens.

June 15

June 15, 2010 --

Airport going-away party cost $22K, draws ethics review Probe of Fayette judge leaves big questions unanswered Georgia still #1 in guns showing up at other states’ crime scenes Clayton County school board member censured Punishment imminent in Clayton County inmate-release mishap Guidelines review requested after traffic stop of Bibb DA

June 9

June 9, 2010 --

Two APD officers fired over Kathryn Johnston’s death Mayor: Airport dinner raises ethics concerns Accuser wary of Roethlisberger’s temper Court fee hike staggers justice system Cherokee couple’s mortgage case leads to $108M FTC settlement Ga. high court tosses lawyer’s 2nd suspension request Ambulance company wants DeKalb 911 audit; CEO says no Forsyth candidate has 2 homestead […]

U.S. magistrate tosses case, rules 4 Red Dogs were ‘less than candid’

October 29, 2009 --

Federal prosecutors have dropped firearms charges against a convicted felon after a magistrate found four Atlanta police officers were “less than candid” about the circumstances of his arrest. The officers said they stopped Kelvin Bryant’s car in October 2008 after smelling marijuana smoke coming from his car, and that they radioed a dispatcher for a tag check before they pulled him over. U.S. Magistrate Linda Walker, in an Oct. 15 ruling, said she did not believe them. Find out why…