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New DeKalb grand jury reviews officer-involved shootings


DECATUR, Ga. -- DeKalb County's newly-impaneled civil grand jury is meeting again Thursday morning to review cases of officer-involved shootings.

The civil grand jury, which was created in May, is a group of 23 civilians who first receive use-of-force training to gain a proper understanding of the law and the challenges officers face.

After that, the grand jury will look at all the evidence in the case and present their opinions to the DA's office. While not binding, the grand jury's opinion will be publicly available.

"It's not normal. It's not something most DAs' offices do," said District Attorney Robert James.

"That recommendation is a public recommendation, it's not something that's private that I can squirrel away in a file."

APICS appoints UHY Advisors’ David Lloyd to Board of Directors

APICS appoints UHY Advisors’ David Lloyd to Board of Directors

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta APICS Chapter (Atlanta Association for Operations Management) has added UHY Advisors’ David Lloyd to its Board of Directors, where he will serve as Vice President of Administration.

The Atlanta Chapter of APICS has been serving Greater Atlanta and North Georgia since 1964. It is also one of the nation’s largest APICS chapters with over 600 members. The chapter provides operations & supply chain management education, fosters best practice sharing, networking, and professional development opportunities for members.

Lloyd is a Manager with UHY Advisors, which delivers professional financial, tax and business consulting services to companies ranging from mid-sized to Fortune 500 in size and complexity. He lives in the Midtown area of Atlanta.

Charges dropped against DeKalb Co. judge


HART COUNTY, Ga. -- Charges against a former DeKalb County judge have been dropped just days after they were filed.

Former Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker  was indicted on six felony counts and one misdemeanor charge on Thursday. On Monday, all those charges were dropped, according to Becker's attorney, Brian Steel.

Becker had been accused of making false statements, making a false writing and obstruction of an officer in a 2014 incident involving a bond request for DeKalb Superintendent Dr. Crawford Lewis.

Parents: Test schedule makes students choose between gifted program and religion


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A scheduling conflict has Jewish parents up in arms in DeKalb County.

Mattie's Call: DeKalb police seek missing elderly woman


Police in DeKalb County are asking for the public's help finding an elderly woman who has gone missing.

Faye McCorleley was last seen in the 3600 block of Waldrop Farms Drive in Decatur, Ga. 

McCorleley is described as a black woman who is about 5 feet 3 inches tall and weights 100 pounds. Here hair is said to be short and gray and her eyes are brown.

The 83-year-old was last seen wearing a white hat, a light blue sweater, khaki pants and black shoes.

Police are also concerned because she suffers from memory loss.

Anyone with information on her location is asked to call the DeKalb County Police Department at 770-724-7710 or to dial 911.

 


Dekalb protesters critical of police, dub recent tactics 'Operation Ghetto Storm'


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Bold accusations echoed through the crowd at a protest in DeKalb County on Friday.

Those comments were aimed at DeKalb Police accusing them of what the crowd dubbed “Operation Getto Storm”.

Protesters said that there have been too many of these rallies at the courthouse steps and that it’s time to show the police and local officials that “Black Lives Matter” is more than a hashtag on Twitter.

They say it’s a mandate – with consequences.

Activists of Troy Robinson’s death said it was part of what they call “Operation Ghetto Storm” - the militarization of police – officers they say are targeting blacks with the intent to harass and kill.

Robinson was tased while climbing over a wall as he ran away from police.  He died from injuries he sustained after falling to the ground.

Meanwhile, the rallies are escalating and energy and tenor.

Rally held in response to Taser-related death of DeKalb County man


DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- A rally was held Friday in protest of the death of a man who died after being Tased during a police chase.

According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, 32-year-old Troy Robinson suffered traumatic injuries to his head and neck when he fell from an 8-foot wall after being Tased by police on August 7. He died after being transported to Grady Memorial Hospital.

Police said Robinson was fleeing officers following a routine traffic stop in DeKalb County in the Highlands of East Atlanta neighborhood.