The records, obtained by The Associated Press through an open-records request, detail Officer Robert Olsen's seven years with the DeKalb County Police Department. Olsen shot 27-year-old Anthony Hill on March 9 while responding to a call of a suspicious person.
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.
Dakota Dyer was a good student, a starting defensive end on his Bremen, Ga., football team, and had no history of mental illness or drug abuse, his father says. But in March 2012, Dakota, 14, was repeatedly asked on Facebook to try a “new legal weed,’’ says his father, Lance Dyer. Dakota finally tried the synthetic marijuana, which medical experts say can lead to paranoia or hallucinations. He then committed suicide.
Prosecutors in Bibb County say they've received results of a GBI investigation into state Senator David Lucas. The Macon Democrat allegedly choked the 14-year-old grandson of his wife's political opponent during a campaign melee in August.
Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials say a synthetic drug linked to several hospitalizations in coastal Georgia has been declared as a controlled substance. Agency spokeswoman Sherry Lang says officials had a strain of synthetic marijuana named "Crazy Clown" tested at its crime lab in Savannah and found a new synthetic cannabinoid.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is inviting public comment as part of its effort to obtain re-accreditation. The agency is seeking re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. Assessors arrive later this month.