Thursday, August 21 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-08-21 21:53:17 GMT
We have details on a high speed chase that happened late last night in Hinds County. Just before midnight, Hazelhurst Police initiated a pursuit with the driver of an SUV. That chase lasted for severalMore >>
Hazlehurst police say 22-year-old Miketwon Jordan entered the Circle K demanding money. More >>
For more than a week, WTOC's Conny Cooper has been investigating why the Chatham County District Attorney and the U.S. Attorney of the Southern District of Georgia – Savannah Division - are not prosecuting any cases involving Savannah-Chatham Metro Police officers Star Cpl. Willet Williams and Sgt. Malik Khlaais.
WTOC received a 77-page response to an open records request made by the Chatham-Savannah Counter-Narcotics team. It confirms what WTOC has been told from confidential sources - that Williams and Khlaais were the subjects of an FBI corruption investigation in 2010.
Khlaais is assigned to patrol duty with metro. Williams is a crime prevention officer. It is important to stress that neither man has been charged with any crime.
However, according to a memo from then-CNT Cmdr. Roy Harris sent to the county manager in 2010, Khlaais failed an FBI polygraph test when asked whether he'd compromised an investigation by providing information to the brother of a suspect under surveillance.
The suspect under surveillance was prison corrections officer James Williams. According to the memo, he is also Williams' brother.
Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap said she couldn't confirm that this is why her office isn't prosecuting these officers' cases.
"When I have information that I believe can affect a case. Under Brady vs. Maryland, if I believe there's any information that I have to disclose to the defendant and his counsel, then I'm duty bound to do so," Heap said last week when WTOC first began looking into the cases.
That Supreme Court case cited by Heap, Brady vs. Maryland, set the legal precedence that anything a prosecutor must share with the defense anything that casts doubt on a witness' credibility.
In nearly all criminal cases, police officers are primary witnesses.
Friday, August 22 2014 2:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 06:00:08 GMT
This is a news release from Jones County Junior College Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classesMore >>
Monday (August 18) marked the beginning of the fall semester at Jones County Junior College. Students scurried across campus trying to find classes and meet their new teachers. More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 1:00 AM EDT2014-08-22 05:00:11 GMT
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.), right, is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young. (Photo by Charmaine Schmemund)
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute forMore >>
U.S. Senator Thad Cochran is shown an adaptive beach wheelchair for persons with disabilities by Dr. Rebekah Young, grant coordinator at The University of Southern Mississippi's Institute for Disability Studies.More >>
Friday, August 22 2014 12:03 AM EDT2014-08-22 04:03:30 GMT
University of Southern Mississippi alum Daniel Murin is assisting in laboratory experiments at Scripps Research Institute in San Diego that have led to significant breakthroughs in the fight against Ebola. (Photo by Ana Wang)
This is a news release from the University of Southern Mississippi Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in theMore >>
Daniel Murin is using the research skills he honed in the biochemistry laboratories at The University of Southern Mississippi in the fight against one of the world's most feared diseases.
Thursday, August 21 2014 11:51 PM EDT2014-08-22 03:51:20 GMT
Southern Miss athletics news release HATTIESBURG, Miss. – The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session. TheMore >>
The first afternoon practice for the Southern Miss football team here Thursday could almost have been considered a two-a-day session.More >>