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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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Nicholas Thomas To Be Laid To Rest: Shot By Smyrna Police Officer

Nicholas Thomas will be laid to rest this weekend. He is the 23 year old shot by a Smyrna police officer last month. While officers said that Thomas tried to run over them with a […]

WAOK-AM–04/17/2015

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Dessa Curb Not Guilty In APS Cheating Trial: It’s Like People Didn’t Appreciate Teachers At All

Dessa Curb says she couldn’t shout out her joy about being found ‘not guilty‘ because her fellow defendants had all been found ‘guilty‘. The verdicts were announced last week in Fulton County Superior Court. Ten […]

WAOK-AM–04/07/2015

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Thomas Family “Cautiously Optimistic” As GBI Takes Over Death By Cop Case

“We were surprised, and encouraged by the recent development”, is how Attorney Mawuli Mel Davis opened the latest news conference addressing the police-involved shooting death of Nicholas Thomas. Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds announced […]

WAOK-AM–04/02/2015

(Credit: Maria Boynton/CBS Local)

Thomas Family: I Want The Name Of The Police Officer Who Shot And Killed My Son

UPDATE: The Smyrna police officer who pulled the trigger that claimed the life of Nicholas Thomas is identified as Sgt. Kenneth Owens. The Thomas family has been told that the GBI will not be called […]

WAOK-AM–03/30/2015

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Law Enforcement Changes: “Can We Afford Not To Do It?”

State Senator Vincent Fort believes there’s enough momentum in the Georgia Legislature to get his Law Enforcement Reform package through this year. His legislation, introduced in the Georgia Senate and House, would require every law […]

WAOK-AM–02/09/2015

The family attorney representing a 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed by a Euharlee police officer says that the boy was holding a video game controller when he was shot opening his door. (Photo by Larry W. Smith/Getty Images)

Attorney: Teen Shot, Killed By Police Was Holding Wii Video Game Controller

The family attorney representing a 17-year old boy who was shot and killed by a Euharlee police officer says that the boy was holding a video game controller when he was shot opening his door.

02/19/2014

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Autopsy: Alzheimer’s Patient Died From Gun Wound

An autopsy has found that an Alzheimer’s patient who was shot in northwest Georgia died from the gunshot wound.

12/03/2013

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21 Arrested In Coastal Ga. Prostitution Probe

Police in coastal Georgia say a two-day operation led to seven women being arrested for prostitution and 13 men being arrested for pandering.

11/05/2013

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Attorney Benjamin Crump Provides Update On Death Of Kendrick Johnson

ATLANTA (WAOK/CNN)-On “PowerTalk” with Lorraine Jacques-White  Monday, Janice Mathis host of Sister’s In Law contacted Attorney Benjamin Crump regarding the death of Kendrick Johnson.   The body of  Johnson, 17, was found Jan. 11 in south […]

WAOK-AM–10/28/2013

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