Legal

Amanda Davis is returning to Atlanta television on June 15 (Credit: Sonia Murray/CBS Local)

A Great Awakening: Amanda Davis Talks About That Night And Her Return To TV

Longtime Atlanta media personality Amanda Davis returns to local television next week. She, and 9 other former news broadcasters, will offer commentary for Atlanta TV station CBS46. Station General Manager Mark Pimentel is quoted as […]

WAOK-AM–06/05/2015

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Too Much Truth: Solving Cold Cases

On Too Much Truth, we were joined by  Larrissa Moore, Alphonse Williams and Brent Lightfoot who are law students working with the Cold Case Justice Initiative. Their mission is to reopen and hopefully solve racially […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2015

Participants during the House of Hope Anti-Violence Rally held in February. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Racism Or Ignorance: House Of Hope Atlanta On The Black And White Of The Legal System

This Saturday, the Social Justice Ministry of the House Of Hope Atlanta will have experts available to answer questions about the legal system. The 2nd Annual Legal Symposium “Real Talk: The Black And White of […]

WAOK-AM–06/04/2015

The CEO of Friendship Towers testified Friday that they knew there were problems with the cooling system back in February (Credit: Derrick Boazman/CBS Local)

Judge Orders Owner Of Friendship Towers High-Rise To Provide More Air Conditioning

Dozens of residents of the Friendship Towers were still seeking relief when they entered the Fulton County courtroom of Superior Court Judge Gail Tusan. The high-rise, located on Northside Drive in southwest Atlanta, has been […]

WAOK-AM–05/29/2015

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

A lawsuit was filed on May 18 concerning the living conditions at the high rise  Friendship Towers on Northside Drive in Atlanta. (Credit: Derrick Boazman/CBS Local)

HUD Conducts Inspections At Friendship Towers Following Resident Complaints And Lawsuit

Residents of Friendship Towers in Atlanta will have visitors, other than family and friends, today and tomorrow. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is dispatching a team to follow-up on issues reported by […]

WAOK-AM–05/27/2015

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

Shawnston Beaudoin has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for producing child pornography (Courtesy of the Fulton County Sheriff's Department)

Cobb County Man Sentenced To 22 Years For Producing Child Pornography

Shawnston Beudoin of Kennesaw has been sentenced to 22 years in federal prison for producing child pornography. “Beaudoin preyed on the vulnerable and innocent of our society for his own personal pleasure. This office’s Project […]

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

File photo of a judge's gavel. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

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