Jake Shore covers public safety and the courts system in Savannah and Coastal Georgia. He is also a Report for America corps member. Prior to joining The Current, Jake worked as a senior writer for the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette newspapers based near Hilton Head Island, S.C. He covered breaking news, police, crime and the courts.
Prosecutors say Varshan Brown caused the death of his cousin, despite police firing the fatal shots.
Trial and hearing dates can’t be set because Johnson’s lawyer is tied up in Atlanta defending a racketeering case.
A Glynn County Superior Court judge has wiped clean the criminal record of a county police officer who used drugs and had sexual relationships with confidential informants as he was operating as a member of a now disbanded elite anti-drug unit.
The veteran New Jersey patrol lieutenant colonel is dogged by allegations of fostering sexism and favoritism.
The city's police department reports only one homicide this year as of May 27.