Shaddi Abusaid, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Shaddi Abusaid

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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Recent articles by Shaddi:

Governor taps former Cobb police chief to head GBI

Cobb County’s former police chief has been tapped to head the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Gov. Brian Kemp announced Monday. → Read More

Ahmaud Arbery case: Roddie Bryan gets 35 years in prison for hate crimes

The man who joined in the chase and filmed Ahmaud Abery’s killing was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison for hate crimes. → Read More

Sentencing Monday in hate crimes case over Ahmaud Arbery’s murder

The three men convicted of Ahmaud Arbery’s murder will face a federal judge Monday to learn their sentences in the hate crimes case over the 25-year-old’s slaying. → Read More

Mail carrier gets probation for running over woman, lying about it

A Cherokee County postal worker was sentenced to three years of probation Thursday for backing over a woman with her mail truck and then lying to investigators about it. → Read More

Georgia day care worker gets life in prison for molesting children

A former preschool worker who molested several children at an afternoon day care in Jackson County pleaded guilty to a host of charges and was sentenced Monday to life in prison. → Read More

Judge concerned about witness intimidation in Young Thug, Gunna case

Citing concerns about witness intimidation ahead of next year’s trial, the Fulton County judge overseeing the case of rappers Young Thug and Gunna is prohibiting defense attorneys from sharing certain information about the state’s witnesses with their clients. → Read More

Georgia high court rightly overturned murder convictions, legal experts say

The Georgia Supreme court was correct in recently overturning murder convictions in two high-profile cases, Atlanta legal experts said. → Read More

New Atlanta police precinct opens in Buckhead Village

Atlanta officials cut the ribbon on a new mini-police precinct in Buckhead on Wednesday morning, hopeful the addition of a dozen officers will help deter crime in the busy commercial area. → Read More

DeKalb DA won’t pursue charges in fatal police shooting

DeKalb County’s district attorney will not pursue charges in the police shooting of a 35-year-old man killed last year during what his family called a mental health crisis. → Read More

Man convicted of guards’ murders kills himself in prison, officials say

Just 10 days after being sentenced to death for the 2017 murders of two corrections officers, a Georgia prisoner died of an apparent suicide, authorities said. → Read More

Atlanta mayor, police tout success of new surveillance network

Atlanta officials on Tuesday credited a citywide camera network with helping solve recent cases including the killing of a 72-year-old cab driver and a harrowing midday shootout outside a grocery store. → Read More

Georgia prisoner sentenced to death for killing 2 corrections officers

A Georgia prisoner convicted of murdering two corrections officers during a 2017 escape was sentenced to death Thursday. → Read More

Recent vandalism, threats over training police center may be linked, officials say

Authorities are investigating whether a group of activists determined to halt the construction of Atlanta’s police and fire training center is responsible for a recent spate of incidents including vandalizing offices, destroying equipment and threatening contractors. → Read More

Fulton DA revives ‘Court Watch’ program to monitor repeat offenders

As Fulton County’s law enforcement leaders look to crack down on repeat offenders, District Attorney Fani Willis is reviving a program that encourages residents to track criminal court proceedings in their spare time. → Read More

Officers charged in Rayshard Brooks’ killing file federal lawsuits

Two days before the second anniversary of Rayshard Brooks’ death, the two Atlanta police officers charged in the 27-year-old’s shooting filed federal lawsuits alleging they were falsely arrested and their constitutional rights were violated. → Read More

DA seeking death penalty in Cobb country club slayings

Cobb County’s district attorney plans to pursue the death penalty against an aspiring rapper accused of fatally shooting three men last summer at a bustling golf course. → Read More

DA seeking death penalty in Cobb country club slayings

Cobb County’s district attorney plans to pursue the death penalty against an aspiring rapper accused of fatally shooting three men last summer at a bustling golf course. → Read More

Former Lithonia officer pleads guilty to raping woman while on duty

A former Lithonia officer with a history of sexual assault allegations was sentenced to 25 years in prison after admitting to raping a woman less than a mile from his police station. → Read More

Warrants: Teen threatened to kill Fulton sheriff over Young Thug’s arrest

An 18-year-old is behind bars after officials said he threatened Fulton County Sheriff Patrick Labat and his wife over a sprawling gang indictment charging more than two dozen people, including rapper Young Thug. → Read More

Young Thug denied bond after hours-long hearing in racketeering case

Atlanta rapper Young Thug was denied bond Thursday following an hours-long hearing in connection with his Fulton County racketeering case. → Read More