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Lawyers: Was DeKalb schools’ Pat Pope a bigamist?

Lawyers: Was DeKalb schools' Pat Pope a bigamist?
March 16, 2010 --

MULTIPLE CHOICE: When did Pat Pope, a central figure in the criminal investigation of DeKalb County school construction contracts, divorce her first husband?

  • 2001
  • 2003
  • 2006 (after marrying husband #2)

NOT-SO-HELPFUL HINT: At one time or another, she’s cited each of those years as the correct date.

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.”

June 28

June 28, 2009 --

Unstable mental patients freed by flawed system Atlanta philanthropists lost $1.9 million to Okun scam Grandson killed: A life of turmoil cut short Inman Park Properties’ strategy hurts some Atlanta neighborhoods State doesn’t fund law for taser training Woodmen’s youth campground mired in years of legal dispute Cobb superintendent accused of hiding project