After spending six weeks in jail on charges of murder, kidnapping and armed robbery, two Buford teenagers are back home, the charges against them dismissed. Brandy Thomas, 19, a former cheerleader at Buford High School, and Amy Delores Connor, 19, a senior at the same school, were deemed to be witnesses of a March 6…

ATLANTA – Gwinnett County attorneys reached a confidential settlement Tuesday with the family of Joseph Tallent, 21 who was killed by a Gwinnett police officer during a drug bust six years ago. The federal civil suit filed by Tallent’s family against the county was set to go to trial Monday in federal court and a…

The family of a man killed during an undercover drug operation last year has notified the county of a potential lawsuit and is seeking $7 million to avoid future litigation. Gwinnett officer Lanny Britt was reaching to grab Joseph Eugene Tallent, 21 of Lilburn during a drug bust when Britt’s weapon discharged striking Tallent in…

Antwan Wheeler may not have been a “good kid,” and he may have been up to no good when, at age 15 three years ago, he was arrested on suspicion of stealing a car. But when DeKalb police got him, he says, they made him a victim. He claims an officer beat him while he…

“Bacon” Made porcine progress this week and became a hometown symbol of freedom for pigs, at least the Vietnamese potbellied variety. Lilburn officials on Monday decided Bacon could remain with owner Jerry Cole and be considered a pet instead of a farm animal. They revised city laws to reflect that decision. This is not the…

A Fulton County Sheriffs Department captain who was fired in the aftermath of the courthouse shootings was allowed to retire with clean record under a confidential agreement reached with Sheriff Myron Freeman. Capt. Chelisa Lee was reinstated Nov. 10 and immediately retired, according to the agreement, which was made final Thursday. In exchange for the…

WALTON COUNTY — The civil suit filed against Walton County Sheriff’s Office personel by two motorcyclists injured in an Aug. 21, 2005 traffic stop came to a conclusion in May with a settlement reached between the two parties. Though the initial complaint filed was against the county, Sheriff Joe Chapman and deputies Jerry Hall and…

MONROE — A man remains in Walton County Jail awaiting trial for allegedly running over his wife during an alcohol-related crash. Details of the case remain scarce while the Georgia State Patrol conducts its investigation. According to reports, a 9-1-1 call was made around 2:30 p.m. on July 1 after Randy Gus Vazac, 50, of…

Sheriff’s Capt. Chelisa Lee, facing dismissal for alleged security failings, said Friday that she is nothing like the person depicted in an investigator’s report on the deadly March 11 shootings at the Fulton County Courthouse. A scathing report released last week blamed Lee and other sherriff’s deputies for lax security that allowed a gunman to…

Ga. deputy sheriff charged in death of friend www.privateofficer.com DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. June 29 2008 By: Rick McCann Ntl. Assoc. Private Officers http://www.privateofficer.com/ Authorities in this metro Atlanta county have been notified this week that a grand jury handed up an indictment against a deputy sheriff who had been involved in a collision last year…

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