Local NAACP president ‘troubled’ by DeKalb police officer video

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   A video showing a DeKalb County Police officer beating a woman has made national headlines and the president of the DeKalb County National Association for the Advancement of Colored People chapter said the incident is “troubling.”  Video surfaced of DeKalb County Police Officer P.J. Larscheidstriking a woman several times with his baton in a […]

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Second arrest made in Brookhaven murder

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A second suspect has been arrested in connection to the June 1 murder of Travis Ridley in Brookhaven. On June 27, Brookhaven Police announced the arrest of 27-year-old Abel Ashmelash of Stone Mountain. He was arrested by the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force. Ashmelash has been charged with felony murder and armed robbery and […]

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Chamblee man implicated in kidnapping, murder

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Body found in Chamblee apartment in wake of Missouri kidnapping   A Chamblee man has been arrested by police regarding a DeKalb County murder and Missouri kidnapping, according to a June 16 release from Chamblee Police Department.  Officials arrested  John Czarnecki of 2198 Dresden Drive, Bldg. D, Apt. 34, and an unidentified man now identified as Christopher […]

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Brookhaven shooting suspect arrested, charged

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The man suspected in a June 1 murder in Brookhaven has been arrested. Brookhaven police said Edward Tavarez, 24, was arrested June 13 by the DeKalb Sheriff’s Office Fugitive Task Force for the shooting death of Travis Ridley. Police said information by Brookhaven detectives and the task force led them to a location in Stone […]

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Naked truth

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DeKalb Sheriff suspended by Gov. Deal     More than a month after his arrest for allegedly exposing his penis to an officer and then fleeing the scene, DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann has been suspended following an executive order signed by Gov. Nathan Deal.   The order, signed June 12, suspends Mann for 40 […]

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Suspect identified in Brookhaven shooting

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Brookhaven police have identified Edward Tavarez as the alleged shooter in a June 1 murder. Officers responded to a call of a person shot at the Avana Apartment Complex on 2910 Clairmont Road on the evening of June 1. Officers found a man, who was later identified as Travis Ridley, suffering from more than one […]

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Brookhaven police searching for shooter

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Brookhaven police is searching for a gunman who killed a 26-year-old in an apartment complex. Officers responded to a call of a person shot at the Avana Apartment Complex on 2910 Clairmont Road on the evening of June 1. Officers found a man, who was later identified as Travis Ridley, suffering from more than one […]

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Mann returns to work

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Sheriffs’ Association says Mann should resign if allegations are true DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Cynthia Williams said DeKalb Sheriff Jeff Mann returned to his regular work schedule on May 10.  “He will be coming and going as he usually does because he will have meetings throughout the day to attend like he normally does,” […]

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