A jury has found a former Atlanta educator not guilty after the first trial connected to Atlanta's school cheating scandal. The verdict clearing Tamara Cotman of wrongdoing was announced around 11 a.m. Friday. Cotman, a former area director for Atlanta Public Schools, had been accused of trying to influence a witness.
A group of demonstrators gathered downtown Sunday afternoon to protest neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman's acquittal in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Another rally had been planned for Sunday evening in the city's West End neighborhood as additional rallies began taking shape across the country.