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While reports indicate that Smyrna Police Officer Kenneth Owens is back on duty in an administrative role, Tristan "TJ" Thomas (far right)  calls it "an excuse". Protests are planned Saturday outside CNN and next week in Cobb County.  (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

“A Spit In The Face”: Family Of Nicholas Thomas Reacts As Smyrna Police Officer Returns To Duty

“District Attorney Vic Reynolds said that the officer would not be back at work until the investigation is over”, says Tristan “TJ” Thomas, the brother of Nicholas Thomas. He calls the return to duty of […]

WAOK-AM–06/05/2015

Fulton County District Paul Howard (r) speaks with community activist Joe Beasley following a meeting with Freda Waiters on Wednesday. Waiters' son Ariston was shot and killed by a Union City police officer in December 2011.  (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

[VIDEO] Second Grand Jury To Hear Case Of Young Man Shot In Back By Union City Police Officer

Above is the video of Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard and community leaders following his meeting with Freda Waiters, family attorney Mawuli Davis and State Senator Vincent Fort. Howard told community leaders that the […]

WAOK-AM–05/29/2015

Photo: Courtesy of Mike Moore

Kasim Reed Talks: Protesters And Atlanta Police Response

ATLANTA, GA (WAOK)- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed stopped by the WAOK studios for another “Kasim Reed Talks” interviews. Reed talked about several areas of city governance. As part of the “Moore on the Story” video […]

WAOK-AM–05/28/2015

Bernard Moore's family (l-r) son-in-law Nathaniel Spencer holding son Noah; Moore's daughter Keshanna Spencer, grandson  Detravious Hicks and son Bernardo Hicks. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Family Of Man Struck And Killed By Atlanta Police Officer Sues The City

The family of Bernard Moore has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Atlanta and seeks $5,000,000.00, according to their attorney Robert Bozeman. The amount being sought are for “wrongful death”, “pain and […]

WAOK-AM–05/26/2015

(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

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

Clayton County On May 6, Clayton Sheriff Victor Hill was booked and released on bond by Gwinnett authorities in the shooting of a woman (Photo Provided by the Gwinnett County Sheriff's Department)

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill Frisked And Booked As Shooting Victim Fights For Her Life

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is free on bond after being booked by Gwinnett County Police last night. He is charged with Misdemeanor Wreckless Conduct in the shooting of a woman over the weekend. The […]

WAOK-AM–05/07/2015

Marcus Coleman with Save Ourselves spoke for Baby Bou Bou, the baby severly injured in a botched drug raid in Habersham County  and Kathryn Johnston, the elderly woman killed when officers stormed into her Atlanta  home. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

A Memorial For Black Lives: Diverse Crowd Gathers In Atlanta

“I’m tired of lazy black people, I’m tired of lazy white people, i’m tired of lazy gay people, i’m tired of lazy straight people.” Words spoken by Felicia Thomas during the “A Memorial For Black […]

WAOK-AM–05/02/2015

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Mayor Kasim Reed Talks: Summer Jobs For Youths

ATLANTA, GA (WAOK)- Statistics show that here in Atlanta as well as other major cities, the crime rate rises during the summer months. Some of the increase is due in large measure to teens and […]

WAOK-AM–04/29/2015