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Dozens of Atlanta police officers have resigned since the shooting of Rayshard Brooks

Dozens of Atlanta police officers have resigned since the shooting of Rayshard Brooks

In the days after Floyd’s death, then-Chief of Police Erika Shields became a visible law enforcement supporter of protestors. Then the Atlanta Police Department created its own reason for national outcry.

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Public employee faces charges in Georgia for violating records act

Public employee faces charges in Georgia for violating records act

In a first for Georgia, a City of Atlanta employee is facing criminal charges following an order to delay a local tv-station’s public records request.

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FOIA requests that can help tell award-winning stories

FOIA requests that can help tell award-winning stories

For a long time, public records and the Freedom of Information Act were lumped in as the old way of doing things: Who has time to wait on a request that could takes weeks or months or years when digital journalists measure deadlines by the hours? How could photocopies of documents be relevant for an audience we’re told craves nothing but video?

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Stories FOIA told this week will see you in court

Stories FOIA told this week will see you in court

Our weekly series looking at the stories public records made possible, coming soon to a fax machine near you.

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