The head of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation says fallout from national security leaks by Edward Snowden could threaten law enforcement efforts here. A state lawmaker is proposing restrictions on when officers can track cell phones.
State House Representative Jay Powell plans to re-introduce a bill next year in the General Assembly that would require state fees for five different trust funds go only to those funds. Currently about sixty to seventy million dollars each year is being diverted to Georgia’s general fund.
A three judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled [yesterday/Monday] that police in Georgia can investigate a suspect’s immigration status and take illegal immigrants to jail. But another court considering the case must also rule before the so-called “show me your papers” law goes into effect.