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    By Kate Brumback | Associated Press ATLANTA — The Georgia prosecutor investigating potential efforts by Donald Trump and others to influence last year’s general election has a message for people who are eager to see whether the former president will be charged: Be patient. “I’m in no rush,” Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said this week in an interview with The Associated Press. “I think people think that I feel this immense pressure. I don’t.” Willis, a Democrat elected in November, sent letters to state officials on Feb. 10 instructing them to preserve records related to the election, particularly those that may contain evidence of attempts to influence elections officials. But she said this week that she’s not sure where the investigation will go or how long it will take. Her office confirmed that the probe includes a call in which Trump urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger...
    The Georgia prosecutor investigating possible attempts by Donald Trump and others to influence last year’s general election has sent a message to those eager to find out whether she will charge the former president with a crime: patience. “I’m not in a rush,” prosecutor Fani Willis said in an interview with The Associated Press. “I think people think I’m under intense pressure, but I’m not.” Democrat Willis, who was elected Fulton County prosecutor in November, sent letters to state authorities on February 10 with instructions to retain files related to the election, especially those that might contain evidence of attempts to influence election officials. But he said this week that he is not sure what the direction of the investigation will be or how long it will take. His office confirmed that it is investigating, among others, a call in which Trump urged the Secretary of the Government of Georgia,...
    By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating potential efforts by Donald Trump and others to influence last year's general election has a message for people who are eager to see whether the former president will be charged: Be patient. “I'm in no rush,” Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said this week in an interview with The Associated Press. “I think people think that I feel this immense pressure. I don’t.” Willis, a Democrat elected in November, sent letters to state officials on Feb. 10 instructing them to preserve records related to the election, particularly those that may contain evidence of attempts to influence elections officials. But she said this week that she's not sure where the investigation will go or how long it will take. Her office confirmed that the probe includes a call in which Trump urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger...
    ATLANTA (AP) — The Georgia prosecutor investigating potential efforts by Donald Trump and others to influence last year’s general election has a message for people who are eager to see whether the former president will be charged: Be patient. “I’m in no rush,” Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis said this week in an interview with The Associated Press. “I think people think that I feel this immense pressure. I don’t.” Willis, a Democrat elected in November, sent letters to state officials on Feb. 10 instructing them to preserve records related to the election, particularly those that may contain evidence of attempts to influence elections officials. But she said this week that she’s not sure where the investigation will go or how long it will take. Her office confirmed that the probe includes a call in which Trump urged Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to...
    Donald Richard 'Dick' Donovan, 75, is charged with four felony counts in Georgia A district attorney in Georgia has been charged with bribery and other counts in an investigation stemming from his alleged sexual harassment of a female employee. Donald Richard 'Dick' Donovan, 75, surrendered for arrest on Monday in Paulding County, where he is charged with false swearing, bribery, and two counts of violation of oath by an officer.  Donovan, who has been the district attorney of Paulding County since 2011, was charged following an investigation that stemmed from a sexual harassment suit filed in 2019 by Jaime White, who worked as a victim advocate in his office. The lawsuit accused Donovan of making several unwanted advances against White between 2017 and 2019, including allegedly describing his sexual fantasies about her in detail.  The Georgia Bureau of Investigation investigated the matter, and said that Donovan refuted the claims in the...
    Loading the player... The district attorney investigating whether former President Donald Trump should face charges for attempting to pressure Georgia’s elections chief into changing the results of the presidential race in his favor has a reputation as a tough courtroom veteran, not only as a prosecutor but also as a defense lawyer and judge. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who was sworn in last month after a resounding 2020 election victory over her former boss, entered the national spotlight Wednesday when letters to top state officials revealed her office is investigating whether illegal attempts were made to influence the state’s 2020 elections. That includes the Jan. 2 phone call in which Trump was recorded asking Georgia’s secretary of state to overturn his defeat. Prosecuting Trump would likely prove a career-defining move for Willis — and one fraught with risk, said Atlanta attorney Robert James, a former district attorney in neighboring...
    (CNN)A Georgia prosecutor is looking into a phone call between Trump loyalist Sen. Lindsey Graham and Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger as part of a criminal probe seeking to determine if former President Donald Trump or his backers violated Georgia law in trying to overturn his election loss in the state, The Washington Post reported Friday.Citing a person familiar with the probe, the paper reported that the Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis will assess the call that Graham made to Raffensperger after the election.The call will "be looked at," the individual familiar with the investigation told the Post, warning that many details of the call and whether Graham broke the law remains unclear.Raffensperger told the Post on November 16 that, in a conversation days beforehand, Graham had cast doubt on Georgia's signature-matching law, and had also floated the possibility that biased poll workers could have counted ballots with...
    President Donald Trump's defense attorney Bruce Castor said that the ex-president's call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was taken out of context and shouldn't have even been brought up by House impeachment managers.  'There was nothing untoward with President Trump, or any other candidate for that matter, speaking with the lead elections officer of a state,' Castor said, as he tried to argue that when Trump asked Raffensperger to 'find' 11,780 votes - the amount he would need to win the state over Joe Biden - he didn't mean pull them out of thin air.  Castor pointed out that Trump had used the word 'find' a number of times in the conversation, the audio of which was leaked to The Washington Post.  President Donald Trump's defense attorney Bruce Castor said that the ex-president's call with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger was taken out of context and shouldn't have even been...
    The Georgia prosecutor heading the probe into whether President Donald Trump broke the law by trying to overturn the election in the state says it will go beyond the president's infamous phone call where he demanded officials 'find' votes that would make him the winner. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis spoke about the scope of her office's probe Thursday night as impeachment managers completed their case against Trump, which referenced the phone call. 'The investigation seems that it will go past just this one phone call that we've discussed,' Willis told MSNBC.  Willis indicated her office was unlikely to seek to depose former President Donald Trump, who made the call to Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger where he demanded he 'find 11,780 votes.' Fulton County, Georgia District Attorney Fani Willis said her probe will go beyond President Donald Trump's infamous phone call to Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger...
    By KATE BRUMBACK and RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — The district attorney investigating whether former President Donald Trump should face charges for attempting to pressure Georgia's elections chief into changing the results of the presidential race in his favor has a reputation as a tough courtroom veteran, not only as a prosecutor but also as a defense lawyer and judge. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who was sworn in last month after winning a resounding 2020 election victory over her former boss, entered the national spotlight Wednesday when letters to top state officials revealed her office is investigating whether illegal attempts were made to influence the state’s 2020 elections. That includes the Jan. 2 phone call in which Trump was recorded asking Georgia’s secretary of state to overturn his defeat. Prosecuting Trump would likely prove a career-defining move for Willis — and one fraught with risk, said...
    ATLANTA (AP) — The district attorney investigating whether former President Donald Trump should face charges for attempting to pressure Georgia’s elections chief into changing the results of the presidential race in his favor has a reputation as a tough courtroom veteran, not only as a prosecutor but also as a defense lawyer and judge. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, who was sworn in last month after winning a resounding 2020 election victory over her former boss, entered the national spotlight Wednesday when letters to top state officials revealed her office is investigating whether illegal attempts were made to influence the state’s 2020 elections. That includes the Jan. 2 phone call in which Trump was recorded asking Georgia’s secretary of state to overturn his defeat. Prosecuting Trump would likely prove a career-defining move for Willis — and one fraught with risk, said Atlanta attorney Robert James, a former district attorney...
    Reuters February 12, 2021 0 Comments The prosecutor investigating whether Donald Trump tried to influence the result of Georgia’s 2020 presidential election suggested the former president knew what he was doing when he asked a state official to “find” one more vote than he needed to win. Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis is investigating Trump after a Jan. 2 telephone call he made pressuring Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to overturn the state’s election results based on unfounded voter fraud claims. The investigation is the second known state criminal probe of Trump, whose tax and business affairs are under investigation in New York. The probe was announced amid the second impeachment trial of the Republican former president, who is accused of inciting supporters to storm the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 In the call with Raffensperger, which was recorded, Trump says: “All I want to do is this:...
    The Fulton County, Georgia, district attorney has opened a criminal investigation into Donald Trump's alleged attempts to influence the outcome of the presidential election in the state, which he lost narrowly to Joe Biden. The prosecutor, Fani Willis, sent letters Wednesday morning to Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan, Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and Attorney General Chris Carr, writing that the investigation is a "matter is of high priority." Copies of letters to the four officials were provided to CBS News.  Sources with Willis' and Raffensperger's offices confirmed that the prosecutor is requesting documents related to a recorded January 2 phone call Mr. Trump made to Raffensperger, among others, although the letters do not explicitly name Mr. Trump or reference the phone call. During the call, Mr. Trump asked: "What are we going to do here, folks? I only need 11,000 votes. Fellas, I need 11,000 votes....
    ATLANTA -- A Georgia prosecutor's office confirmed Wednesday that it has opened a criminal investigation into "attempts to influence" the outcome of last year's general election. Officials did not mention former President Donald Trump by name, but Trump has come under intense criticism for a call he made to the state's top elections official last month.Trump pressed Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's victory in the state. During the Jan. 2 phone call, Trump repeatedly argued that Raffensperger could change the certified results, an assertion the secretary of state firmly rejected."All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have," Trump said. "Because we won the state."In letters to Raffensperger as well as the state's governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis informs them that an investigation...
    ATLANTA -- A Georgia prosecutor's office confirmed Wednesday that it has opened a criminal investigation into "attempts to influence" the outcome of last year's general election. Officials did not mention former President Donald Trump by name, but Trump has come under intense criticism for a call he made to the state's top elections official last month.Trump pressed Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's victory in the state. During the Jan. 2 phone call, Trump repeatedly argued that Raffensperger could change the certified results, an assertion the secretary of state firmly rejected."All I want to do is this. I just want to find 11,780 votes, which is one more than we have," Trump said. "Because we won the state."In letters to Raffensperger as well as the state's governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis informs them that an investigation...
    By KATE BRUMBACK, Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia prosecutor said in a letter sent Wednesday that she has opened a criminal investigation into “attempts to influence” the outcome of last year's general election. Former President Donald Trump was not specifically named in the letter, but he has come under intense criticism for a call he made to the state's top elections official. In a phone call last month, Trump pressed Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden's victory in the state. In a letter to Raffensperger obtained by The Associated Press, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis informs him an investigation has been opened and that all records related to the administration of the election should be preserved, particularly those that may be evidence of attempts to influence the actions of people administering the election. Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved....
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    ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia prosecutor said in a letter sent Wednesday that she has opened a criminal investigation into “attempts to influence” the outcome of last year’s general election. Former President Donald Trump was not specifically named in the letter, but he has come under intense criticism for a call he made to the state’s top elections official. In a phone call last month, Trump pressed Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger to “find” enough votes to overturn Joe Biden’s victory in the state. In a letter to Raffensperger obtained by The Associated Press, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis informs him an investigation has been opened and that all records related to the administration of the election should be preserved, particularly those that may be evidence of attempts to influence the actions of people administering the election. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia prosecutor opens criminal investigation after Trump call to state election official asking him to find votes. Copyright © 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
    ATLANTA (AP) — A former top prosecutor in Savannah is the newest member of Georgia's parole board. Meg Heap was sworn in Tuesday as a member of the State Board of Pardons and Paroles, according to an agency news release. Her appointment to the board was effective Jan. 19. “I take on this role with a passion to work to enhance public safety for all of our citizens and to improve this agency overall," Heap said in the release. “The decisions this Board makes affect people’s lives; offenders, victims and citizens alike. I am humbled to be asked to become a member of the Parole Board.” Heap, a Republican, was elected district attorney for the Eastern Judicial Circuit in 2012 and served for eight years until she lost her bid for reelection last year. Parole board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate to serve...
    The Georgia official in charge of overseeing the case against the police officer charged in the shooting and killing of Rayshard Brooks last summer in Atlanta, Ga., has asked to be removed.  Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis, sent a letter dated Monday to Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr (R) requesting that her office be removed from the case of former Atlanta Police Officer Garrett Rolfe, who has been charged with several offenses including felony murder.  The letter comes less than a month since Willis took on the role.  Willis also asked that her office not be responsible for the cases against six officers involved in an earlier incident in which two students at historically Black colleges were pulled from a car in downtown Atlanta during a protest against police brutality.  In the letter, which was first reported by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and later shared with The Hill, Willis cites concerns about...
              Two upcoming special elections scheduled next month will result in a new state representative and chief prosecutor. The race for House District 90 – which encompasses DeKalb, Henry, and Rockdale counties – will feature a slate of 7 Democratic candidates. The Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney race is bipartisan and much smaller, featuring only two candidates. The list of candidates on the ballot for the state representative seat are exclusively Democratic because of the circumstances surrounding the previous representative’s departure from office. Representative Pam Stephenson (D-Decatur) resigned last September due to medical issues; she’d served as representative for about 15 years. Her daughter, Taureaun Stephenson, acted as her power of attorney and submitted a resignation letter to House Speaker David Ralston (R-Blue Ridge). The next week, Governor Brian Kemp accepted her resignation. Candidates for House District 90 are Diandra Hines, Angela Moore, Valerie...
    WASHINGTON - The White House pushed the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta to resign before Georgia’s U.S. Senate runoff because President Donald Trump was unhappy that he wasn’t doing enough to investigate Trump’s unfounded claims of election fraud, The Wall Street Journal reported Saturday. The Justice Department on Tuesday tapped a new federal prosecutor to lead the Atlanta office, a day after the Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia, Byung J. “BJay” Pak, abruptly resigned. Pak’s resignation drew attention because Trump appeared to refer to him in a recent phone call with Georgia’s secretary of state in which the outgoing Republican president asked state officials to try to “find” enough votes to overturn the results of the Nov. 3 election he lost to Democrat Joe Biden. In a recording obtained by numerous media outlets, Trump appeared to complain during the call about Pak without naming him,...
    (CNN)White House officials pressured a top Georgia federal prosecutor to resign ahead of the state's high stakes Senate runoff elections because President Donald Trump was upset he wasn't pursuing Trump's baseless allegations of widespread election fraud strongly enough, according to The Wall Street Journal. The Journal, citing people familiar with the matter, reported Saturday that a senior Justice Department official called Trump-appointed US Attorney Byung J. Pak at the White House's request. The official told Pak he needed to resign because he wasn't investigating the allegations to Trump's liking, the Journal reported.The day before Georgians headed to the polls, Pak abruptly submitted his resignation, citing "unforeseen circumstances" as his reason for departure in an email to his colleagues.Trump pressured Georgia elections investigator to find the fraud in 2020 electionThe revelation marks yet another effort by Trump to attempt to pressure a Georgia government employee to overturn President-elect Joe Biden's win...
    President TrumpDonald TrumpAttorney says census count to determine congressional seats won't be done until February Trump's final push for Georgia runoff dominated by personal grievances Trump at Georgia rally says he hopes Pence 'comes through for us'  MORE has named Bobby Christine, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of Georgia, as the new acting attorney in Atlanta, bypassing a top career prosecutor to fill the role.  Christine’s office announced the news Tuesday, writing that he was named acting U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Georgia on Monday “by written order of the President.” The news comes after Trump-appointed U.S. Attorney Byung J. “BJay” Pak abruptly resigned from the role, effective immediately, on Monday after holding the position for three years.  Pak, the first Korean-American to become a U.S. attorney, said in a release that he believed he had “done my best to be thoughtful and consistent, and to...
    A top federal prosecutor in Georgia who was appointed by President Trump resigned Monday, offering little explanation for his sudden departure.  U.S. Attorney Byung J. "BJay" Pak did not offer insight into why he was leaving his post after less than four years, or where he was going next, but thanked Trump for "the greatest honor of my professional career," according to a statement provided by the Justice Department (DOJ). "I have done my best to be thoughtful and consistent, and to provide justice for my fellow citizens in a fair, effective and efficient manner," Pak said. "I am grateful to President Trump and the United States Senate for the opportunity to serve, and to former Attorneys General [Jeff] Sessions and [William] Barr for their leadership of the Department." GEORGIA SENATE RUNOFF ELECTIONS: WHAT TO KNOW Pak, who is originally from Seoul, South Korea, immigrated to the U.S. when he was...
    White House trade adviser Peter Navarro called for President Donald Trump to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate alleged irregularities in the 2020 election that he included in private “report” he released on Thursday. One small problem: Trump is legally prohibited from appointing a special prosecutor or special counsel, which can only be named by the U.S. attorney general. During an appearance on Fox News’ The Story, Navarro discussed his personal “investigation” of voter fraud, which recycles dozens of claims that have already been debunked by state election officials or run out of court for lack of any actual evidence. He alleged that the supposed similarities he found were evidence of collusion between numerous swing states, which would implicate the Republican governor and secretary of state from Georgia in the plot against the president. “You suggest in this report that because you see similar things that happened in Arizona — I’m looking at the screen...
    ATLANTA (AP) — Special elections have been set to fill a vacant Georgia House seat and a vacant district attorney's post. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger announced Wednesday that a special Democratic primary for House District 90, which includes parts of DeKalb, Henry and Rockdale counties, will be held Feb. 9. A runoff will be held March 9 if needed. Voters in Fayette, Pike, Spalding and Upson counties, meanwhile, will choose a new chief prosecutor. That special election is also set for Feb. 9, with a runoff on March 9 if needed. Former District Attorney Ben Coker was appointed a superior court judge by Gov. Brian Kemp. Qualifying for both posts began Wednesday and ends at 1 p.m. Friday. The last day to register to vote for the elections is Jan. 11. Early in-person absentee voting begins Jan. 18 House District 90 had been represented since 2005 by Democrat Pam...
    Sidney Powell, the lawyer who proclaimed she was going to 'release the Kraken' – spent a decade as a federal prosecutor in Texas before she gravitated toward bizarre conspiracy theories including one that had Georgia's Trump-backing secretary of state being on the take to hand victory to Joe Biden.  Powell had already revealed an affinity for QAnon conspiracy theories and gained attention for representing Gen. Mike Flynn as he sought to reverse his guilty plea when she joined the Trump campaign's legal team.  She made some of the most outlandish claims at a Thursday press conference, where she claimed Venezuela, China, Cuba, George Soros, and Dominion Voting systems were all involved in a plot to throw the election to Biden.  Lawyer Sidney Powell, who the Trump campaign said is 'not a member of the Trump legal team'  was a federal prosecutor and appellate lawyer, then wrote a book targeting...
    Loading the player... SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia prosecutor who was criticized for her office’s response to the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery has been ousted by voters, who elected an independent candidate who had to collect thousands of signatures to get on the ballot. District Attorney Jackie Johnson, a Republican, lost her reelection bid Tuesday after serving a decade as the top prosecutor in southeast Georgia’s Brunswick Judicial Circuit. Johnson said she believes Arbery’s slaying, and what she says are false allegations blaming her for a long delay before arrests were made, played a big role in her defeat. Read More: Trump pushes conspiracy theories, asks supporters for money to ‘fight back’ “It was a very big factor,” Johnson said in a phone interview Wednesday. “I’m confident that when the truth finally comes out on that, people will understand our office did what it had to under...
    By RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia prosecutor who was criticized for her office's response to the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery has been ousted by voters, who elected an independent candidate who had to collect thousands of signatures to get on the ballot. District Attorney Jackie Johnson, a Republican, lost her reelection bid Tuesday after serving a decade as the top prosecutor in southeast Georgia's Brunswick Judicial Circuit. Johnson said she believes Arbery's slaying, and what she says are false allegations blaming her for a long delay before arrests were made, played a big role in her defeat. “It was a very big factor," Johnson said in a phone interview Wednesday. "I’m confident that when the truth finally comes out on that, people will understand our office did what it had to under the circumstances.” Arbery was slain in February by a white father and...
    A Georgia prosecutor accused of mishandling the Ahmaud Arbery murder case was voted out of office Tuesday. Jackie Johnson, who has served as Brunswick County district attorney since 2010, was ousted by independent candidate Keith Higgins by a 69-31 margin with 89 percent of the ballots counted, WJXT-TV reported Wednesday. Johnson was the original prosecutor in Arbery’s shooting death on Feb. 23. The 25-year-old unarmed black jogger was killed after three white men — Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan — chased him down with their vehicles and tried to keep him from fleeing. The three, who are charged with murder, told police they believed Arbery was a burglar. The McMichaels eventually cut off Arbery and Travis McMichael shot him with a shotgun after a four-minute chase caught on viral video shot by Bryan. Johnson recused herself from the case because Gregory McMichael previously worked for...
    Democrat vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris spoke in Georgia on Friday in an effort to court the black vote despite her record as a prosecutor in California and presidential candidate Joe Biden’s role in the a 1994 crime bill, both backgrounds that have led to the incarceration of minorities. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported on questions Harris is facing about her record: The query came from music mogul Jermaine Dupri, who asked what she tells those worried about her background as a prosecutor who “put a lot of Black brothers away in your past.” Making her first visit to Atlanta since joining the Democratic ticket, Harris answered with an extended monologue aimed squarely at President Donald Trump’s attempts to woo black men. Trump, she said, pushed “the theme that the first black man to be president of the United States was illegitimately there.” And, she continued, he “has referred to black...
    The embattled district attorney in Fulton County, Georgia, lost in a runoff election this week after serving as the county's chief prosecutor for more than two decades. Fani Willis, a county judge and former deputy district attorney, defeated Paul Howard by earning 73% of the vote, with most precincts reporting as of Tuesday evening. “Y’all, we made herstory,” Willis said following her victory, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “You have my word, during my tenure as district attorney in Fulton County, we will be a beacon for justice and ethics in Georgia and across the nation.” Howard, who has not faced a serious primary challenger since 2000, has been the subject of various state ethics investigations and other scandals in recent months. Last week, he agreed to pay more than $6,000 in fines related to ethics violations stemming from his failure to disclose his status as...
    ATLANTA (Reuters) - A Georgia prosecutor asked a Fulton County Superior Court judge to revoke the bond for the former Atlanta policeman charged with murder in the shooting of Rayshard Brooks, saying in court papers the officer took an out-of-state vacation. Brooks' shooting death in the parking lot of a south Atlanta Wendy's restaurant touched off days of protests including the burning of the restaurant. District Attorney Paul Howard asked the court late Tuesday to send former officer Garrett Rolfe, 27, back to jail for violating the terms of his bond which include a 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. curfew and an order that he stay within the court's jurisdiction, court papers say. Rolfe's attorney, Noah Pines, could not immediately be reached for comment Wednesday. No date has been set for a hearing on the prosecutor's motion to revoke bail. (Reporting by Rich McKay; Editing by Chris Reese) Copyright 2020...
    MACON, Ga. (AP) — State investigators found Georgia deputies were justified in fatally shooting a man suspected of tying up his wife, taking their three children and later crashing into three patrol cars outside her home when he returned, a prosecutor said Monday. Macon-Bibb District Attorney David Cooke announced the findings of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into the death of Keith Young, WMAZ-TV reported. Cooke said at a virtual news conference that no charges will be filed against deputies who shot the 30-year-old man on May 19. The deputies had been called to the home that day to investigate a reported domestic disturbance and possible kidnapping. Young’s wife told deputies when they arrived at the home that day that the couple had been going through a divorce and that Young had tied her up and escaped with their children, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Office said...
    BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — Prosecutor: Grand jury indicts 3 men on murder charges in shooting death of Black man in Georgia, Ahmaud Arbery. Copyright © 2020 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, written or redistributed.
          In the midst of a hotly contested race for U.S. Senate, Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA-09) called on Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr to appoint a special prosecutor in the wake of murder charges by Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard – who is also facing a tough run-off election in August – in the death of Rayshard Brooks. “Our founders intended for our justice system to be blind – blind to race, blind to socioeconomic status, and blind to politics,” Rep. Collins said in a statement. “While we seek justice for George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, and the many lives lost, we cannot turn our backs on the majority of law enforcement officers who are simply doing their jobs and putting their lives on the line for us each and every day.” He added: Charging an Atlanta police officer with felony murder before the completion of the GBI’s investigation was...
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