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EXCLUSIVE: Fired Lithonia police chief failed 'to be completely candid' in landing Fulton Co. job Video included

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There were tough questions for the Fulton County Solicitor General's office Friday after The Bulldog broke the news that the fired Lithonia police chief currently under state review was hired there only days later.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ousted Lithonia PD Chief talks to CBS46, resigns Fulton Co. job after Bulldog questions

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The ousted police chief of Lithonia talked exclusively to the CBS46 Bulldog Thursday night about allegations of missing or stolen evidence during his tenure at the small DeKalb County department.

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Exclusive: Allegations of evidence theft date back years at Lithonia PD, GBI investigating other matter

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A day after we reported on guns and evidence taken from the Lithonia Police Department evidence room, investigators believe it was an inside job. And state law enforcement confirms they have been called in.

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Guns stolen from evidence room of Lithonia police department Video included

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A small DeKalb County police department is dealing with a serious internal theft.

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Clayton County Schools to shave $50M from budget

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The state's fifth largest school district is in financial turmoil, but the Superintendent refused to talk about it today. "I just want you to know that I've been very transparent, and will always be, because we've got nothing to hide," he said in a YouTube video to staff and students. But he refused to speak with the CBS46 Bulldog to answer detailed questions about how the district's finances are managed. An apparent improper balancing of budgets, has led Clayton County P...

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Decatur fights back against immigration review board decision

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Decatur's mayor isn't going down without a fight. The state immigration enforcement review board, effectively called Decatur a Sanctuary City, accusing them of "falsely reporting compliance with Georgia's immigration laws." 

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State immigration board operates under the radar

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For seven years, the Immigration Enforcement Review Board (IERB) has been meeting on state grounds, but most people don't even know the board exists. 

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Residents say rats as big as cats are taking over apartment complex Video included

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Residents of an Atlanta apartment complex say they're being overrun by rats as big as cats and they've asked CBS46 to hold management accountable.  

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Parents push back against changes to Henry County special needs program Video included

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A Hail Mary effort to block the transfer of about 100 special needs students to new schools falls flat in Henry County. 

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Douglas Co. Board of Commissioners discuss coroner spending at center of CBS46 Bulldog investigation

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Douglas County Coroner Renee Godwin was to face the Board of Commissioners today, but sent her deputies instead. The topic? Our investigation questioning budget blowing spending, and questionable protocols by the coroner. 

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Inmate deaths still plague Fulton County Jail

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As inmates kept dying at the Fulton County Jail, the GBI opened investigations and the county fired its medical provider. Families of those inside the jail's walls were assured a new contractor would lead to better care and oversight. But the new year came and inmates kept dying.

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DA probing Douglas Co. coroner at center of CBS46 Bulldog investigation

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Days after an exclusive CBS46 Bulldog investigation exposed how your tax dollars are being spent in rural Douglas County, we've confirmed that the District Attorney there is investigating.

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Parents blind-sided by changes to special needs program Video included

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Parents in Henry County are questioning moves made by the county school board. The plan includes moving students and teachers around the county-- a plan parents say is discriminatory and unfair.  

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Douglas County coroner spending in question Video included

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For about a year and a half now, Renee Godwin has been the elected coroner in Douglas County. And for almost as long, her spending has raised questions.

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Douglas Co. official blocks CBS46 Bulldog from talking to elected officials Video included

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Troubling behavior from the communications director for Douglas County, as the CBS46 Bulldog tried to probe questions of over-spending by an elected official there. 

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Hidden Harassment: Complaints at state Capitol self policed in secrecy

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Under the capitol dome, is a small army of tax-payer paid lawmakers and staff. Who's actions we've learned, are more often than not, self policed, and cloaked in secrecy. 

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Goodyear tire under federal probe after cases of injury and death Video included

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According to court and government documents, lawsuits filed by victims against Goodyear were sealed under protective orders, shielding the information from the public. 

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City leaders who approved Reed bonuses received bonus

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When some--including the president of the City Council questioned if the Kasim Reed bonus payouts were legal, Reed responded with a statement, justifying its legality. Through a spokesman, he said in a written post, "Mayor Reed consulted with the Departments of Law, Finance, and Human Resources before awarding the bonuses." But when taking a close look at the bonus list, we found, the heads of all those departments were the recipients of the largest bonuses given. Meaning...

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City Hall bonuses actually cost the taxpayers over $800K Video included

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Documents obtained by the CBS46 Bulldog show bonuses handed out to Atlanta City Hall staffers at the end of the former mayor Kasim Reed's administration cost taxpayers $811,000, or roughly $300,000 more than previously reported.

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Youth football coach investigated after using brother's identity to hide criminal past Video included

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Henry County officials say a youth football coach lied about his identity to hide his criminal record.  

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Atlanta-based contractor hired by FEMA has history of failed contracts Video included

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An Atlanta businesswoman was awarded a nearly $156,000,000 dollar contract last fall to provide 30 million meals to hurricane ravaged Puerto Rico. 

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UPS identifies leaker in trade secrets scandal

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Last fall, UPS discovered a breach. An employee wrongfully obtained what the company called a highly confidential strategic plan about their aircraft fleet. 

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Library guard assaulted two months after CBS46 investigation into security

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Just months after an exclusive CBS Bulldog investigation exposing incidents of sex and assault at Atlanta's central library, it has happened again. Police say on Sunday night, a man held scissors to the throat of a female security guard and demanded oral sex. 

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Questions swirl after Gwinnett deputy fired Video included

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A sheriff's deputy in Gwinnett County was fired, accused of meeting multiple women for sex while on duty.

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Police: Still waiting on Omega Psi Phi to provide evidence in embezzlement case

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Two weeks ago, an exclusive Bulldog investigation exposed an internal embezzlement scandal within the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, one of the largest and oldest in the country. 

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Cyber attack calls MARTA vulnerabilities into question Video included

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One day after the CBS46 Bulldog exposed an audit showing the city of Atlanta was warned it was vulnerable to a cyber attack, city officials are responding to that report. 

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Exclusive: Audit shows city was warned of cyber vulnerabilities Video included

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Last summer, the city of Atlanta was told their IT department was on life support. They had months to fix the problems before the city became a victim of a cyber attack last week. 

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Holding leaders accountable in cyber attack

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Just months into her term, Mayor Bottoms' city is being held hostage. If she's sweating it, she wasn't showing it this morning when we caught up with her. "No," was the answer when asked if she knew when the hack threat would be over. Later in the day, we again pressed the basic question that remains unanswered: how was this allowed to happen and who dropped the ball. Especially when the nation--and Amazon--are watching.    When asked, "What can you say to...

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Exclusive: Two more deaths at Fulton Co. Jail following Bulldog investigation

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Two more inmates have died at the Fulton County Jail, in just the new year, the CBS46 Bulldog learned exclusively Tuesday. 

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Investigation widens into Fulton County Jail deaths

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An out-of-state contracting firm, and the Morehouse School of Medicine -- which provided doctors and nurses -- were both fired after an investigation into five deaths at the Fulton County Jail. 

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