Monday, May 20 2013 11:25 AM EDT2013-05-20 15:25:03 GMT
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money. The victim told authorities that theMore >>
Two men, one black and one white, burst into the Petro Store at the intersection of Highway 200 and Highway 45 Sunday night, and attacked the clerk, stealing money.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:54 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:54:19 GMT
Information from the Georgia Lottery- ATLANTA – A Valdosta man has won a huge jackpot prize playing Fantasy 5. William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winningMore >>
William Gilbert, 71, matched all five numbers from the May 16 Fantasy 5 drawing, winning the 484,201 jackpot prize. Barretts, 6685 Bemiss Road in Valdosta, sold the Quik Pik ticket.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 10:45 AM EDT2013-05-20 14:45:59 GMT
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees told police a man left the store with a shopping cart full of items without paying. The employeesMore >>
Thomasville Police Officers responded to Walmart in reference to a shoplifting Sunday night. Employees said the man pulled knife and began swing it at them. He then ran to a vehicle parked in the parking lot and attempted to leave however, but the car would not start, so he took off running.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:30 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:30:40 GMT
By PAMELA SAMPSON AP Business Writer BANGKOK (AP) - The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China, the world's two largest economies, andMore >>
The price of oil fell Monday ahead of the release later this week of economic data from the U.S. and China. Benchmark crude for June delivery was down 55 cents to $95.47 a barrel, but gas in East Albany was $3.42 this morning....More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 9:03 AM EDT2013-05-20 13:03:02 GMT
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana. Deputies responded to a complaint at Jose Sanchez's house on Highway 129 North Friday. AuthoritiesMore >>
A Lowndes County man is behind bars after deputies uncovered nearly half a million dollars of marijuana.
Albany -- Most of us go through the day following a routine. Crossing things off a mental check list and moving to the next task. "I work full time and go to school full time. I have a lot of stuff on my mind. So I am not always looking to see who is around me," said Darton College student, Felicia Akers.
But if a crime happened and the police needed a description, would you be able to provide an accurate one? "If I witnessed something, I would want to remember as much as I could so I could let the police know," said Ackers.
"Well basically my mind slips sometimes, but basically I remember everything," said Costrellius Barber.
Eyewitness accounts are important to any police report. But each officer in Georgia collects that information differently. "There is not really a set standard as far as departmental policy, but we all train our officers to do the same thing. And its not going to vary much with what Albany Police Department will do or Dougherty County Police Department or the Sheriff department," said Dougherty County Lieutenant T. C. Rouse.
The state is considering a uniform guideline in collecting eyewitness accounts. "The problem that you have when you set a guideline down that you can only use an eye witness in this incident and not that, is it's kind of constricting what you have," said Lt. Rouse.
Officers think that successful cases happen when you use both eyewitness and physical evidence. "Physical evidence is just overwhelming. A lot of people go with the DNA evidence now. Fingerprints are a big thing. Somebody approached the scene; use footprints," said Lt. Rouse.
Some feel any evidence is important. "It's better than nothing. If you see some thing, you should report it," said Akers. Because your account could help solve a crime.
The topic of how eyewitness evidence is collected in our state will be discussed at a legislative hearing in Atlanta Monday. Six men exonerated in Georgia will also attend the hearing.