Crime

Rep. Johnson applauds President Obama’s move to de-militarize police but says he'll continue to fight until de-militarization is made permanent (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Rep. Hank Johnson Applauds Pres. Obama For Demilitarizing Local Police But Says Permanent Change Is Needed

President Barack Obama is ordering police to no longer use military-style equipment seen recently in high-profile protests across the country. President Obama’s executive order bars the use of grenade launchers, tracked armored vehicles, large-caliber firearms, […]

WAOK-AM–05/19/2015

Attorney Mawuli Davis and Freda Waiters talk to Maria Boynton about the case of her son's death being reopened by the GBI (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mother Says Police Chief Needs To Be Fired As Case Is Reopened Into The Death of Ariston Waiters

It’s been almost three and a half years since Freda Waiters lost her only son. 19 year old Ariston Waiters was shot and killed by a Union City police officer on December 14, 2011. According […]

WAOK-AM–05/19/2015

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Mother: Middle School Teacher Fired For Allowing Students To Have Sex In Classroom Closet

A teacher was fired and a judge has issued an arrest warrant after claims from a mother that he allowed and arranged for middle school students to have sex in his classroom closet.

05/19/2015

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Former Credit Union Of Georgia Executive Pleads Guilty To Mail Fraud

A former executive with the Credit Union of Georgia faces a July 30th sentencing after being convicted of mail fraud in Atlanta federal court. Donna Perkins, a former Assistant Vice President of Risk Management with […]

WAOK-AM–05/15/2015

(Participants at a prayer vigil for Baby Bou Bou in March 2015. Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Baby Bou Bou Supporters Ask Feds For Answers As Anniversary Nears

The federal investigation concerning young Bounkham Phonesavahn will be on the table today in Atlanta during a meeting with Acting U.S. Attorney John Horn. The 19-month old boy was severely injured on May 28, 2014, […]

WAOK-AM–05/15/2015

Baton Bob dances on a sidewalk in Midtown (Credit: Jean Ross/CBS Local)

City Is Set To Offer Baton Bob $20,000 To Settle Federal Lawsuit

When 62-year-old Bob Jamerson was arrested outside Colony Square in Midtown on June 26, 2013, it began a saga that would see a federal lawsuit brought and a police officer quit the force. The long, […]

WAOK-AM–05/13/2015

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Investigators Reconstruct Deadly Accident In DeKalb County

DECATUR GA. (WAOK)- Reconstructing of a crash that killed a Lakeside High School teacher got underway Tuesday morning by Decatur police. Officers used laser technology to map out the crash site that killed 33-year-old Leah […]

WAOK-AM–05/13/2015

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Former TSA Agent Pleads Guilty To Faking Cancer For Paid Time Off

A former TSA officer has pleaded guilty to faking cancer to get paid time off.

05/11/2015

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2 Mississippi Officers Fatally Shot; 3 Suspects Arrested

Three people were arrested — and two were charged with capital murder — after two Mississippi police officers were shot to death during a traffic stop, a state law enforcement spokesman said Sunday.

05/10/2015

APD Officer Christopher Blaise was driving the police car that struck Bernard Moore on March 6, 2015 (Photo provided by APD)

Fulton County District Attorney Says Death Case Involving APD Officer Is Open And Active

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard says the case of an APD officer being accused of hitting and killing a man with his police car remains “open and active.” It was on the night of […]

WAOK-AM–05/07/2015