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Georgia D.A. Association says they will handle police prosecutions "case by case."

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Georgia's District Attorneys Association says they handle each case of police officer prosecution on a case by case basis, with careful consideration of public trust.

Dougherty District Attorney Greg Edwards is the Association President.

He says at their latest meeting prosecutors discussed ways to avoid distrust of Grand Jury decisions involving police officers like those in Ferguson and New York.

 Edwards says bringing in special prosecutors to handle cases against police officers should be considered in each case.

"I prosecuted officers in the past," said Edwards.  And will evaluate each individual circumstance and consider whether or not if it will be in the best interest of justice to bring in a special prosecutor if the circumstances demand it."

Edwards says District Attorneys do work closely with police, but they are elected to handle prosecutions and deliver justice.

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