Ga. sheriff behind school drug search interfered in son’s drug arrest, DA says

6:30 am Oct. 25, 2017

A Georgia sheriff accused of violating the civil rights of hundreds of high school students when he ordered a massive school drug search  is now accused of interfering with a GBI investigation into his son’s recent drug arrest.

In April, Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby drew ire from scores parents who accused him and his deputies of violating the civil rights of their children. Hobby ordered a search that resulted in

‘No probable cause’ to search students, DA tells Ga. Gov. Nathan Deal in high school case

6:30 am Oct. 24, 2017

Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby failed to halt intrusive body searches of hundreds of high schools students even after one deputy expressed concerns about the search methods, according to a prosecutor’s letter outlining what the sheriff told GBI investigators.

Hobby admitted to investigators that one of his female deputies expressed concern about another deputy’s search methods, but the sheriff left it to her to address with her colleague, the letter

Ga. Sheriff in massive drug search faces new trouble: his own son

7:30 am Oct. 18, 2017

The teenage son of the southwest Georgia sheriff indicted for ordering a massive school-wide drug search has now run afoul with the law on a drug-related charge.

The drug arrest of Zachary Lewis Hobby last week has renewed speculation that Worth County Sheriff Jeff Hobby’s decision to search the entire local high school last April was somehow linked to his son’s troubles.

Sheriff Hobby and two deputies were indicted earlier this

Police shooting data project moves forward despite Comey’s firing by President Trump

9:52 am Aug. 28, 2017

As protests over police violence against black citizens swelled in recent years, the lack of reliable government data embarrassed law enforcement officials and made it seem like the profession didn’t take the issue seriously.

Police track scores of statistics. So how could they not accurately say how often they killed someone in the line of duty?  A new national pilot project to fix the problem launched in July and Georgia is

Fort Gordon hit by second scandal as Reality Winner case unfolded

9:06 am Jun. 9, 2017

As the Reality Winner case was unfolding this week, Fort Gordon found itself in a second controversy.

A grand jury on Wednesday indicted Army Col. Anthony Tyrone Roper and his wife, Audra, along with an officer of a large defense contracting company, Dwayne Oswald Fulton. They are accused of taking part in a bribery scheme aimed at obtaining over $20 million in Army and private company contracts.

The scheme lasted