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Lawsuit claims DeKalb officers encouraged to make bad arrests

A lawsuit against DeKalb County alleges the Police Department has a quota system which encourages officers to make bad arrests.   Atlanta Live News Feed Channel 2’s Kerry Kavanaugh spoke exclusively with a former officer who says if officers don’t make the quota, they face the consequences.   The officer ...

County considering 17 percent tax hike while failing to collect millions it's already entitled to

Fulton County leaders are getting ready to vote on a proposed property tax hike Wednesday, but a Channel 2 Action News investigation found the county is failing to collect millions of tax dollars it's already entitled to. Investigative reporter Jodie Fleischer crunched the numbers and found the county has undervalued ...

Owners, vets reporting even more deaths suspected to be connected to Trifexis

Channel 2 consumer investigator Jim Strickland has discovered that hundreds more pet deaths are now blamed on a popular dog medicine.           Since Strickland first reported data collected by the Food and Drug Administration eight months ago, the number of death complaints is up nearly 40 percent, now coming in at a ...

Is your iPhone an iSpy?

How well do you know your cellphone? For many of us, it knows where we are every minute of the day, and it's storing that list right there on your phone where anyone can find it. It's pretty common knowledge that our smartphones can tag pictures and videos with where ...

After 24 years, family sees pregnant woman's cause of death changed from suicide

A Channel 2 Action News investigation is getting results in a decades-old killing that was first ruled a suicide.                Now, 24 years later, a coroner and district attorney say they aren't sure who killed the young mother-to-be.                "Something happened to her that night that there's still a lot ...

Local lawyer proposes legislation to help families protect older drivers

There are more than 20,000 people over the age of 90 licensed to drive in Georgia, according to the Department of Driver Services.   The increasing number of older Georgia drivers and some tragic accidents have prompted one local attorney to examine the issue. He and his team have drafted ...

Botched DeKalb boil water advisory affects hundreds of thousands

A Channel 2 Action News investigation found that DeKalb water officials made a serious error with a public health warning last summer. The head of the agency downplayed the scale of the risk, even as complaints poured in from all over the county. When water pressure drops too low, for ...

GBI called in to investigate police chief’s threatening text messages

Did a police chief's threatening text messages lead to a violent beating by one of his officers? That's the question that has a prosecutor calling in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to help answer following a Channel 2 Action News investigation. On Monday, Channel 2 investigative reporter Aaron Diamant reported that ...

Police chief resigns after racist text messages surface

Foul language, racial slurs and a shocking incentive that may have led to a violent beating: A Channel 2 Action News investigation exposes the threatening text messages that forced a police chief off the job.   At first, Grantville, a city of fewer than 4,000 people, looks lost in time. ...

Body shops sue insurance companies over inferior parts

Some Georgia body shop owners are on a collision course with the insurance companies that pay for the repairs. Consumer investigator Jim Strickland found the controversy involves big dollars and big risk. "I hope I don't have to fight, but I'll fight it tooth and nail," said car owner Kevin ...

Ch. 2 investigation finds retail spending, few receipts among DeKalb commissioners

A Channel 2 Action News investigation found tens of thousands of your tax dollars spent on electronics, gift cards and who knows what else, by government officials with no oversight.              "I think we are all tarred with the same brush and I regret that," said District 2 Commissioner Jeff ...

Woman says Ga. consumers need more used car protections

Georgia has more than 5,000 used car dealers. Consumer investigator Jim Strickland learned that each time they make a deal, one thing is for certain:  Georgia law is tilted in the dealer's favor if something goes wrong with the car.           After buying a car now deemed unsafe to drive, a ...

Could 'sewbots' bring clothing manufacturing back to US?

Made in the USA: That's not a common claim these days, especially when it comes to clothing.  Textile mills used to be as common in southeast as the cotton fields, but the U.S. garment industry is now a memory. American closets are now full of clothes made in China, India, ...

Charity company accused of collecting donations for sale

There are new developments in a Channel 2 Action News investigation into a charity that collects clothing donations, Nspire Outreach. Workers who pick up those donations say they saw bags of clothes go from their trucks to sale racks and sold for profit,  instead of going to those in need. ...

2 investigates: Local police pursuit policies

When it comes to high-speed pursuits, law enforcement have very strict policies on when to pursue and when to back off.   But after a Gwinnett County chase nearly killed an innocent woman, Channel 2 Action News began investigating pursuit policies at local law enforcement agencies. During a patrol in July ...

Atlanta VA ranks 5th nationally for death-related payouts

A family claims a string of medical mistakes cost a local man his kidneys, and then his life. Channel 2 investigative reporter Aaron Diamant found the case while digging through thousands of claims paid out by U.S. taxpayers. What Diamant found left veterans' loved ones outraged, powerful lawmakers livid and ...

Glenn Burns: Weather may play role in thousands of dolphin deaths

It's hard not to be happy around the dolphins at the Georgia Aquarium's Marineland attraction near Saint Augustine, Florida. They play, they charm and they show off.   Channel 2's Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns spent time at Marineland with researchers from the Georgia Aquarium, looking into a much grimmer picture offshore. ...

2 Investigates: Fire inspection failures left school children in danger

DeKalb County's fire chief says he will make major changes within his fire marshal's office after a Channel 2 Action News investigation exposed major fire safety violations that left some schoolchildren in danger for years.    "I thank you for bringing this to our attention. We know we have some ...

Tire shred victim: The recall system is broken

Consumer investigator Jim Strickland dug into claims that Firestone has recovered nearly all the tires from its notorious recalls involving the Ford Explorer. Strickland and producer/photographer Josh Wade easily found recalled Firestone tires still sold and installed, and discovered the case of a Peachtree City woman injured for life in ...

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