Moderated by Rick Badie
Corruption claims beset DeKalb County government. Most of its elected officials are under investigation, and the suspended CEO faces a criminal trial. Residents demand reform. Today, the head of a DeKalb citizens group explains its call for the establishment of an anti-corruption unit to uproot malfeasance, while a nonprofit executive writes about rebuilding public trust in government. Our third column is about DeKalb, too — the district attorney’s Anti-Recidivism Court, a program for offenders 17 to 25 years old.
Form an anti-corruption unit
By Aja Marie Pascale
If you have not yet been appalled by stories of corruption in DeKalb County government, it would be worth your time to read just the findings in the report of the special purpose grand jury, convened in 2012 to look into how the county does business.