Tyrone Brooks ordered to pay $250,000 in restitution

7:20 pm Feb. 4, 2016

Former state Rep. Tyrone Brooks was ordered on Thursday to pay $250,000 in restitution for diverting charitable donations to his personal use.

Brooks, a longtime civil rights leader and legislator, pleaded guilty last year to one

DeKalb Ethics Board searches for a director

11:04 am Dec. 22, 2014

The DeKalb County Board of Ethics is moving toward hiring an executive director responsible for fielding tips about unethical behavior, training government employees and bringing concerns to the board.

The board voted 3-2 last week to request proposals from search

DeKalb Ethics Board takes up case against Commissioner Johnson

10:32 am Dec. 17, 2014

The DeKalb County Board of Ethics plans to consider a complaint Thursday alleging that Commissioner Larry Johnson misused his county charge card for personal benefit.

During the preliminary hearing, the board could decide whether there’s enough evidence against Johnson to

Fire chief’s suspension an issue of judgment, mayor says

6:18 pm Nov. 26, 2014

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed said Wednesday that the future of his fire chief has to be a matter of due process.

Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran was suspended without pay for a month after he wrote a religious book in which he describes homosexuality as a “sexual perversion.”

Cochran’s views are incongruous with both Reed’s and Atlanta’s official policy, the mayor said. In addition to his suspension, Cochran has been prohibited from