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May 5

May 5, 2011 --

APD major claims retirement was forced Smyrna gun shop loses another round in legal fight with NY Twiggs Co. administrator resigns after investigation

Feb. 11

February 11, 2011 --

APD won’t hinder citizens who videotape cops Deal names campaign donors to state jobs Mall restaurants failing inspections Warner Robins councilman’s case goes to governor

Feb. 5

February 6, 2011 --

Report: APD officers unfamiliar with constitutional protections DeKalb DA continues probe after judge steps down Bill would let DOT off the hook for environmental fines

Dec. 22

December 22, 2010 --

Four ATL principals in test cheating probe retire Eagle raid investigation reveals APD’s ‘unconstitutional policies’ Mayor Reed responds to credit card criticism

Dec. 4

December 4, 2010 --

APD reaches settlement with Atlanta Eagle bar patrons Fulton Co. commissioner asks about top slackers McDonough police chief’s wife admits stealing $6,700 Fight over graduations at churches could spread

March 17

March 17, 2010 --

Two candidates for governor had teaching certificates suspended — for misconduct with female students Stephens Co. deputy who shot pastor had no arrest power With dollars scarce, lobbying is intense DeKalb prosecutor closes probe of ex-Clayton police chief ATL Citizen Review Board frustrated with mayor, APD Alpharetta councilman exonerated, ethics charge dropped Citizens contact GBI […]

March 2

March 2, 2010 --

Ex-Clayton DA let statute lapse on hundreds of cases Strict immigration law lacks ‘teeth’ Deal’s resignation quashes ethics investigation North Georgia judge to hear public defenders case Woman jailed for asking ‘why’ sues APD, officers Fulton DA opens probe into top SCLC officials ATL school board to pick CRCT oversight panel

APD’s Kreher steps from batter’s box to lieutenant’s job

APD's Kreher steps from batter's box to lieutenant's job
December 19, 2009 --

Kasim Reed hasn’t even been sworn in as Atlanta’s next mayor, but one of his key supporters has already been promoted. Scott Kreher, the police sergeant who was on desk duty four months ago for talking about wanting to tenderize the mayor’s head with a baseball bat, is now a lieutenant. Kreher runs the Atlanta police union, which endorsed Reed two weeks before he won a Dec. 1 runoff election.

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. 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 […]

Oversight panel: APD officers refuse cooperation, chief unresponsive

Oversight panel: APD officers refuse cooperation, chief unresponsive
November 4, 2009 --

Ten Atlanta police officers have refused to cooperate with investigations of alleged misconduct, and Chief Richard Pennington has failed to respond to a call for discipline in a case of excessive force against a lesbian couple, an oversight panel said in a letter released today.

Ex-APD major charged with sneaking cellphone to inmate son

Ex-APD major charged with sneaking cellphone to inmate son
October 27, 2009 --

(UPDATE: The indictment says the contraband was a cellphone and battery. Williams is free on a $5,000 signature bond.)

Former Atlanta police Maj. Pearlene Williams, once Chief Richard Pennington’s chief of staff, was indicted today in DeKalb County on two felony counts. Williams, a 28-year APD veteran, was charged with violating her oath and furnishing prohibited items to an inmate. Her son, Muhammad Kareem, 22, was jailed until recently in DeKalb for a 2007 pawn shop killing. He is now serving a life sentence in a state prison for murder.