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Dougherty District Attorney candidates face off

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

July 8, 2008

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Ingrid Driskell and Greg Edwards laid out their platforms to members of the Dougherty County Rotary Club.

Driskell says it's time for change and she wants to streamline the DA's office and make it more efficient. Greg Edwards told the group he wants to carefully manage the tax dollars that fund the office and improve upon what he and Ken Hodges have done. Driskell said she would improve the office's relationship with law enforcement while Edwards claims that relationship is already solid.

"I also plan to improve communication and cooperation among the district attorney's office and law enforcement agencies, over the years there's been a break down in communication, I see it most often in the courtroom," said Ingrid Driskell, District Attorney Candidate.

"We go directly to the crime scene to assist officers on the scene. We meet regularly with law enforcement, we'll be having a law enforcement summit shortly where we bring in all law enforcement agencies to talk about all the problems that are going on and work out those problems," said Greg Edwards, District Attorney Candidate.

Earlier in the day, Edwards received an endorsement from the Southwest Georgia Police and Sheriff's Intelligence Unit. The group is made up of local, state, and federal law enforcement from 30 Southwest Georgia counties.

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