Drug Enforcement Agency Raids Tucker Business

There are 5 comments on the Jun 14, 2012, Patch.com story titled Drug Enforcement Agency Raids Tucker Business. In it, Patch.com reports that:

DeKalb County police and Drug Enforcement Agency officials stormed a suspected "pill mill" in Tucker on Thursday, making numerous arrests and confiscating drugs and "mountains of evidence," according to WSB-TV .A Officers from both organizations raided Southern Health Management at 2060 Northlake Parkway late this morning.

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Jasper

Dawsonville, GA

#2 Jun 15, 2012
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rider

Ishpeming, MI

#3 Jun 16, 2012
On July 10, 2002, Dorsey was convicted of ordering Brown's assassination in order to obstruct Brown's expected probe into corruption occurring in the DeKalb County sheriff's office during Dorsey's term. Superior Court Judge Cynthia Becker sentenced Dorsey to life on the murder conviction, an additional 23 years on racketeering and violation of oath of office convictions, and concurrent sentences ranging from 10 to 15 years on his several convictions of theft by taking of the oath of office of an elected official.[1]

In 2007, it was reported that Dorsey allegedly confessed to his part in the ordering of the hit on Brown out of bitterness of having been defeated by him in the local County Sheriff's election. However, he claimed that he had attempted to abort the assassination plot prior to Brown's murder, but was unsuccessful.[2]

[edit] Atlanta Child Murders Task ForceDuring his tenure as sheriff, Dorsey also served on the task force that looked into reopening the case of convicted child murderer Wayne Williams. Dorsey appeared as one of many, including some of the victims' relatives, who voiced public doubt of Williams's guilt of the murders. Dorsey is quoted as stating: "Most people who are aware of the child murders believe as I do that Wayne Williams did not commit these crimes". Williams was identified as the key suspect in the Atlanta Child Murders that occurred between 1979 and 1981. In January 1982, he was found guilty of the murder of two adult men. Dorsey, as an Atlanta homicide detective, supervised the first search of Williams' home in 1981.[3]
rider

Ishpeming, MI

#4 Jun 16, 2012
Derwin Brown (born June 22, 1954, Fort Knox, Kentucky - died December 15, 2000, in Atlanta, Georgia) was a police captain and the sheriff-elect of DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, who was assassinated on the evening of December 15, 2000 by defeated rival Sidney Dorsey.

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1 Early life
2 Career
2.1 Assassination
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[edit] Early lifeThe firstborn to Burvena and George Robert Brown, Brown was raised on Long Island, New York, where he attended Woodfield Road School and Malverne Jr. High School for his elementary years of grade school and Malverne High School.

[edit] CareerBrown was a 23-year veteran of the DeKalb County Police Department when he was elected to the position of Sheriff on a platform of cleaning up the corruption and graft that had historically troubled the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.

[edit] AssassinationBrown was shot in front of his home fifteen times with a TEC-9 handgun and died at the scene. Defeated incumbent, former DeKalb County Sheriff Sidney Dorsey, was convicted of ordering Brown's assassination. Details that came to light in the trial suggested that Dorsey ordered the killing in order to obstruct an expected probe into corruption that had occurred during his own tenure as sheriff.

The law firm of Casey Gilson Leibel P.C. filed suit on behalf of the Brown family against those involved in the killing. At trial, the family's attorneys, Steve Leibel and George Shingler, showed the jury how Dorsey and his deputies conspired to assassinate Brown. Casey Gilson's efforts resulted in a jury verdict of $776 million in favor of the Brown family. Although the family has thus far been unable to collect any of the judgment, the jury verdict was the largest in Georgia history.

The defense attorneys declined to actually appear on behalf of the defendants at trial; instead, having filed an interlocutory appeal on the issue of liability, they allowed the damages portion of the trial to go forward undefended. The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in Defendant's favor on the issue of whether the State was immune from suit. Plaintiff appealed the ruling up to the Georgia Supreme Court, and that Court upheld the ruling. The United States Supreme Court denied cert on a subsequent appeal filed by Derwin Brown's family.

After the verdict was rendered virtually uncollectable by the series of failed appeals, a bill was introduced into the Georgia House of Representatives seeking to compensate Brown's family in an amount in excess of $300 million. The bill failed to obtain the necessary votes for passage.

On July 13, 2007, Dorsey confessed to investigators that he had ordered Deputy Patrick Cuffy to carry out the killing at Brown's home on December 15, 2000. However, he claimed that he had called the attempt off prior to Brown's assassination.

Brown's wife, Phyllis Brown, died on Christmas Eve 2006 of heart failure at the age of 52—3½ years after suffering a debilitating stroke, and just nine days after leading a candlelight vigil in honor of the anniversary of her late husband's murder.

Brown was a member of Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He was also a member of Freemasonry. There is a Masonic Lodge named in his honor
rider

Ishpeming, MI

#5 Jun 16, 2012
Dorsey led an Atlanta police task force when 29 black children and young adults disappeared and were found dead between 1979 and 1981. Graham was the assistant police chief of Fulton County and a task force member. Wayne Williams, a 23-year-old freelance photographer, was convicted in the murders of two adults and later blamed for 22 more deaths, most of them children.

But Dorsey and Graham never believed Williams committed the murders — even the two for which he was convicted. The two former detectives were the only task force members to have publicly maintained Williams’ innocence, Graham said.

Wayne Williams “was the perfect suspect, the perfect fall guy,” said Dorsey, raising his handcuffed wrists for emphasis. A crucifix around his neck dangled as he leaned forward.“If they arrested a white guy, there would have been riots across the U.S.”

Atlanta at the time was rife with fear and seething with suspicion. Many in the black community speculated that the killings were the work of the Ku Klux Klan, or even a cop.

Graham isn’t as definitive in spinning the conspiracy theory that authorities convicted Williams to keep the peace. But he doesn’t entirely discount it.“If you look at him as the perfect fall guy, maybe he was,” Graham said.“He was just a spoiled kid who got caught up in this thing.”

Dorsey said Graham is stirring up raw emotions and conspiracy theories by reopening the cases. Dorsey believes several people killed the 29 victims — whether it be the Klan, copycat killers or “stranger-on-stranger” crimes.

Pair had their doubts

Dorsey smiled at the thought of the cautious Graham reopening the cases, although Graham insists he has no new evidence.“Trust me, Chief Graham has something,” Dorsey said.“It’s probably a witness, someone who saw something or said something.”

But revisiting 25-year-old crimes is difficult.
rider

Ishpeming, MI

#6 Jun 16, 2012
Shortly after the State of the Black World Conference got underway in Atlanta last week, police announced an arrest in the year-old murder of the sheriff-elect in nearby suburban DeKalb County.

Among the three men charged with the ambush slaying was Sidney Dorsey, who in 1996 became the first black sheriff in U.S. history. Derwin Brown, the man Dorsey is accused of killing, would have been the second African-American to hold that office.

On Friday, the day Dorsey was arraigned in an Atlanta courtroom, conference attendees debated how "people of African descent" should respond to the Sept. 11 terrorist attack and were briefed on the World Conference Against Racism. The issue of black-on-black murders wasn't on the conference's agenda.

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