The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is seeking a pay raise for its officers. GBI agents contend they are among the lowest-paid state law enforcement agents in the nation and the poor pay is forcing veteran investigators to leave for higher paying jobs.
The problem of prescription drug abuse and illegal dispensing of drugs is exploding in Georgia. On Wednesday, there was a call to action for the medical community and law enforcement. Officials on the state and federal level gathered in Atlanta for a summit to brainstorm ways to attack the issue.