Cobb County

Private investigator T.J. Ward and Felicia Thomas talk to CBS Radio's Maria Boynton after today's meeting with acting U.S. Attorney John Horn. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Nicholas Thomas Cop Killing To Be Looked At For Federal Civil Rights Violations

Federal investigators are now taking up the case of the police killing of 23 year old Nicholas Thomas. He was shot and killed in March by a Smyrna, Georgia, police officer. The Grand Jury in […]

WAOK-AM–07/22/2015

Nicholas Thomas, shown above, was shot and killed by a Smyrna police officer in May. Last week a Grand Jury ruled that the shooting was justified. A medical examiner has found that Thomas was shot in the back. (Courtesy of the Thomas Family)

Thomas Family Hires Private Investigator To Get “The Real Truth” In The Cop Killing of Nicholas

T.J. Ward is known for having tackled some well-known cases, including that of Ariston Waiters who was shot and killed by a Union City police officer in 2011. A Grand Jury had ruled that the […]

07/14/2015

The Thomas Family has hired noted private investigator T.J. Ward (far right) following a Cobb County Grand Jury's ruling that a police officer was justified in the shooting death of Nicholas Thomas. The medical examiner ruled that Thomas had been shot in the back. (Also pictured: Attorney Mawuli Davis, Tristan "TJ" Thomas, and Felicia Thomas) (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Mother Of Son Slain By Smyrna Cop Says “They Have Messed With The Wrong Family!”

Felicia Thomas says she found out about a Cobb County Grand Jury being called and about its decision, the same way she found out about her son’s death, through the media. Thomas calls it “disrespectful”. […]

WAOK-AM–07/10/2015

Nicholas Thomas was in this white Maserati at a tire store in Cobb County when he was shot and killed by a Smyrna police officer. (Courtesy of the Thomas Family)

Cobb Grand Jury Says Police Shooting Of Nicholas Thomas Was Justified

The shooting of 23 year old Nicholas Thomas has been ruled justified by a Cobb County Grand Jury. Reports also indicate that the panel recommended that no further action be taken in the case. When […]

WAOK-AM–07/09/2015

Nicholas Thomas' mother Felicia (second from right) was among protesters Monday morning outside Smyrna police headquarters.(Courtesy of Huey Thomas)

Protestors Call For Justice In The Police Killing Of Nicholas Thomas

They held signs that read “Kenneth Owens is a murderer” and “Nicholas Thomas did not die in vain. He died for change.” Protesters rallied in front of Smyrna police headquarters Monday morning. They expressed outrage […]

WAOK-AM–06/08/2015

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

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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Severe Weather Hits The Metro Area: It Was A Supercell Thunderstorm

Tornado sirens wailed across the Atlanta area Monday. Tornado watches and warnings were issued through the day by the National Weather Service Office in Peachtree City (GA). Various sizes of hail were reported in north […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

The Thomas family follows the casket of Nicholas Thomas. He was laid to rest on April 18, 2015. (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Nicholas Thomas Buried What’s Next: Today We Mourn Tomorrow We Fight

“Today, I don’t come as an attorney, I don’t come as an activist, I don’t come as a revolutionary, I come as a believer in God”. Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis, addressed mourners during Saturday’s funeral […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

Congress Hank Johnson stands to the right of Nicholas Thomas' casket (Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Spring To Action For Positive Change: Congressman Hank Johnson Speaks At Funeral For Nicholas Thomas

Congressman Hank Johnson (D-GA) was among the speakers at the funeral for Nicholas Thomas. The 23 year old was shot and killed by a Smyrna (GA) police officer on March 24, 2015. Thomas’ funeral was […]

WAOK-AM–04/20/2015

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