A pair of new initiatives implemented by Fulton County Schools will go along way in keeping intruders off campus and keeping students safe. First, the district has installed exit door stopper alarms on the exterior doors at all Fulton County High Schools. The alarms alert school administrators to any improper opening of exits while still allowing emergency use. The school system will be installing the stopper alarms at elementary and middle schools by the end
Police have arrested the third and final suspect in the death of Bradley Coleman, who was killed during a carjacking attempt at a Peachtree Corners QuikTrip. According to police, On September 22, Josiah Hughley, a 20-year-old from Lithonia was arrested in Atlanta by the U.S. Marshals and Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Unit. Police have charged Hughley with felony murder and aggravated assault. Hughley is currently being held at the Gwinnett County Detention Center without bond.
Representatives of state and local law enforcement agencies urged Georgia lawmakers Thursday to raise salaries and benefits to help them surmount the difficulties of recruiting and retaining officers and investigators. “Ask yourself this question: What if there were no police officers?” Col. Chris Wright, commissioner of the state Department of Public Safety, asked members of a Georgia House study committee meeting in Americus. “When law enforcement stops, civilized society stops.” Maj. Josh Lamb, Wright’s chief
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has launched a new program that will provide take-home electric vehicles to DeKalb County jailers. Sheriff Melody Maddox handed the keys to new Chevy BOLT electric vehicles to two current detention officers yesterday, launching a program that will include a fleet of up to 150 take-home electric vehicles for employee use at the 24-hour facility. “Detention Officers, who are certified jailers, have one of the toughest jobs at this agency,”
The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has arrested a man in connection with the shooting death of Lecorey Jerrell Blevins on Sept. 18 in Decatur. Lawrenceville resident Charles Louis Gandy was arrested and taken into custody today on Graves Road in Norcross without incident. According to the arrest warrant, Gandy is charged with malice murder and is accused of shooting Blevins several times with a handgun during an argument at a Columbia Drive residence. Blevins was
If you’re not sure who is on the ballot for the 2022 November election in Georgia — or if you would like to do more research into the candidates — sample ballots are now available to voters. Voters in all 159 Georgia counties can now view their sample ballots on the state’s My Voter Page. According to the secretary of state’s office, this rollout features a newer, user-friendly experience for the 2022 General Election. The sample