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Grand Jury Presentments

GENERAL

PRESENTMENTS

OF THE

SEPTEMBER, 2007

GRAND JURY-

PANEL A

IN THE

SUPERIOR COURT

GWINNETT

COUNTY, GEORGIA

DONNA P. STINCHCOMB,

FOREPERSON

PENELOPE A. ROGERS,

VICE FOREPERSON

PATRICIA H. MANLEY,

CLERK

GINA M. BUICE,

DEPUTY CLERK

GENERAL

PRESENTMENTS

OF THE

SEPTEMBER, 2007

GWINNETT COUNTY

GRAND JURY

THE SEPTEMBER, 2007,

session of

the Gwinnett County

Grand Jury

consisted of the

following members:

Donna P. Stinchcomb,

Foreperson

Penelope A. Rogers,

Vice Foreperson

Patricia H. Manley,

Clerk

Gina M. Buice,

Deputy Clerk

1. Donna P. Stinchcomb, Foreperson

2. Penelope A. Rogers, Vice-Foreperson

3. Patricia H. Manley, Clerk

4. Gina M. Buice, Deputy Clerk

5. Sandra Gail Adams

6. James Royce Bailey

7. Caleb A. Bixler

8. Terri B. Covington

9. Mikhail Elkin

10. Barry L. Gallman

11. Ronald W. Harris

12. Jan B. Hill

13. Christy J. Holly

14. Steven D. Hopkins

15. Martin L. King

16. Shelly A. McGee

17. Craig L. Nelson

18. Iwona U. Nelson

19. Cheryl P. Robinson

20. Kevin M. Ryan

21. Frank C. Simpson

22. Aruna M. Vishnubhakat

23. Brian K. Walker

GENERAL

PRESENTMENTS

The Gwinnett County Grand Jury of September, 2007 through March, 2008, received testimony in approximately 500 criminal cases. These cases were investigated by Gwinnett County and city police departments, and prepared for presentation to the Grand Jury by the Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office. We have acquired new perspective and knowledge of the law as it exists in Georgia and Gwinnett County with a better understanding of the processes used to determine the guilt or innocence of a defendant from the evidence presented, allowing us to make true and just decisions regarding indictments.

The Grand Jurors wish for Gwinnett County citizens and all others addressed through publication to know our specific recommendations.

GWINNETT COUNTY

DETENTION CENTER

Several issues arose regarding the Gwinnett County Detention Center. The Grand Jury toured the Gwinnett County Detention Center and in general the Grand Jury would like to comment on the very efficient and safe design of the detention facility. This should serve as a model for all new construction and design of the future detention centers and jails in Gwinnett County. The design allows for better order and control of the inmates in the detention area and for a safer environment for the deputies.

During our visit, we were surprised to learn that the new wing of the facility, capable of housing approximately 1,470 inmates was built and ready for housing, yet remained partially empty due to staffing shortages. This appears to be an inefficient use of tax dollars. Inmates were being housed three persons in a two person cell, in some areas when adequate housing was available but not utilized. The Grand Jury believes that initially, relatively low pay for Gwinnett County Deputy Sheriffs was responsible for the staffing shortfall. The Gwinnett county Board of Commissioners remedied this problem by increasing the starting pay for entry level Deputy Sheriffs in Gwinnett County. The Grand Jury feels Gwinnett County Sheriff, R. L. "Butch" Conway's office should now be able to attract a sufficient number of qualified new employees to fully staff the new wing of the Gwinnett County Detention Center. The staffing of the new wing of the Detention Center should be the number one priority of the Sheriff's Department to alleviate overcrowding.

GWINNETT ANIMAL

SHELTER

The Grand Jury toured the new facility on Highway 29 just north of Lawrenceville, GA. We would like to thank the staff for conducting an informative tour of the facility and for answering any questions regarding the animals at the facility. We commend the facility for its cleanliness.

GWINNETT COUNTY

POLICE TRAINING

FACILITY

The Grand Jury toured the facility on Highway 29 just north of Lawrenceville, GA. We would like to thank Major Joy Parrish for her tour of the facility and we would like to also thank Officer Chris Shealy for his assistance in the firearms part of the tour. The Police Department should be commended for their building of a first class facility. The state of the art firearms facility which offers the opportunity for more realistic training is to be applauded. The classroom facilities appear to be first rate. The other training equipment including the gym and other equipment also appears to be top of the line. We recommend that the facility be made available to all Gwinnett County Public Safety Personnel including Sheriff's Department and Fire Personnel on an equal basis as training is needed. The Grand Jury recommends that the one outside officer per class on a space available basis be allowed to attend class, this would be the most efficient use of county resources.

GWINNETT COUNTY

SCHOOLS

The Grand Jury met with Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks regarding the general state of the school system. The Grand Jury was disturbed by the lack of information made available to us by the Superintendent. Specific questions were raised about the gang situation and about the other problems plaguing our schools. The answers given were that any problems in the community are going to spill over into the schools. The Superintendent does not feel that there is a gang problem in the school system. We were given a gang handout which was made available to all school principals for the distribution to teachers as they saw fit. Several Grand Jurors polled their schools and found that none of the teachers in their schools had ever seen the material. The Grand Jury strongly recommends that the material be communicated to teachers and to parents on a more consistent basis and with more importance placed on that communication.

A committee formed by the Grand Jury met with Wayne Rikard and Bill Wellmaker whose main responsibilities are safety in the Gwinnett County Schools to further discuss these issues. The committee asked for specific information on gang activity and other related disciplinary actions in the schools. The consensus from Rikard and Wellmaker was that while there are gang members attending the schools, there have been relatively few instances where gang activity was a problem during school hours. The ability to prove gang activity relative to a situation is as difficult to prove in the school system as it is in a criminal case which is the reason for so few cases being heard by the Grand Jury for gang statute violations. The Grand Jury recommends that the Gwinnett County School System become proactive rather than reactive with regards to the problems which are happening in our schools. We urge the School Board to fund whatever means necessary to get information to parents which is timely and accurate with regards to drugs, gangs, violence or any other issues which affect our children.

RESOURCE OFFICERS

FOR SCHOOLS

This Grand Jury was made aware of the lack of School Resource Officers (SROs) in our schools when two presentations were made to us on the gang issues and drug problems within our county. We were informed that the Gwinnett County Board of Education had not hired any new resource officers in the past two years, even though crime in certain school areas has increased significantly. This does not include any SROs hired as part of a new cluster opening.

We invited Alvin Wilbanks, Superintendent of Schools, to come before us to discuss the problems and answer our questions. He informed us that it was not in the budget at the present time to hire more SROs. He also stated that crime and violence starts in the community and not in the schools and suggested that we look to improving the communities involved.

We formed a committee and met with Chief Wayne Rikard who is in charge of Safety and Security for Gwinnett Schools and one of his officers, Bill Wellmaker, who is in charge of the Norcross Cluster. Chief Rikard informed us that he had requested that the School Board hire ten (10) new resource officers for 2008 to be disbursed throughout the county in areas where needed, especially in middle schools. The Grand Jury recommends that the Board of Education fund these ten (10) positions in 2008 and hire officers to fill them.

This Grand Jury feels that the School Board should be proactive where our schools are concerned and we feel it is the responsibility of the schools to protect our children from the dangers of gangs and drugs that are being brought into our schools from the communities surrounding them.

The Grand Jury recommends that the Gwinnett County School Board hire these ten (10) new resource officers and place them in the middle schools located in certain areas of the county. We feel that the middle school is where many students are first exposed to the dangers of gangs and drugs.

SROs can present programs on the warning signs indicating potential gang and drug involvement to unsuspecting parents, and their presence in the schools will also allow them to communicate these same dangers to our school children. Their very presence in the schools will be a determent to gang and drug activity within the school campus. We feel this is a proactive way of dealing with the dangers of gangs and drugs within our schools.

The Grand Jury feels that if the elected Board of Education can provide generous compensation packages to certain administrators, surely money can be found to hire more School Resource Officers to ensure the safety of our children.

EXTENDED STAY

HOTELS

During the term, the Grand Jury heard many cases involving domestic violence, drug trafficking and prostitution taking place at extended stay hotels located throughout the county. The Grand Jury would like to recommend that efforts be made by the Gwinnett County Commissioners to review the business ordinance licenses of these establishments and to verify that they are operating according to occupancy and safety regulations. This recommendation was also made by the September 2005 Grand Jury.

DISTRICT ATTORNEY'S

OFFICE

The Grand Jury inspected the District Attorney's Office. An informative tour was conducted and the office layout was explained. there was a discussion with the District Attorney of the benefits of "vertical prosecution", a system of taking a case from start to finish by one prosecutorial group. This Grand Jury believes this style to be an efficient way to handle cases for Gwinnett County. The Victim's Assistance Unit was toured and found to be an excellent facility to help lessen the impact of a crime on the victim. The Grand Jury wishes to express our appreciation to the victim advocates for all the help they provide crime victims.

This Grand Jury was made aware of an insufficient number of judges in the Gwinnett Judicial Circuit, especially the Superior Court. The Grand Jury strongly recommends that the Board of Commissioners and the State of Georgia appoint and fund the additional judges needed for the county. The main concern of the Grand Jury is the long time frame from indictment to trial, as well as the expense of housing prisoners awaiting trial. The Grand Jury recommends that the funding for these judges' offices be discussed by the Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners and elected State Representatives and approved as quickly as possible.

The Grand Jury recognizes that the current courthouse facility is too small to accommodate current court operations, much less the addition of judges. The Grand Jury urges the Board of Commissioners to begin planning and construction of facilities to handle the inevitable expansion of the court system.

The Grand Jury wishes to thank the District Attorney's Office personnel for their assistance in completing our duties especially Dan Mayfield and Bob Hettesheimer.

APPRECIATION

The Grand Jury wishes to express our appreciation to the following individuals and organizations:

- Robert Hettesheimer who served as Grand Jury Bailiff during our term.

- District Attorney Danny Porter, Chief Assistant District Attorney Phil Wiley, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Dan Mayfield, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney David Fife, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Dawn Taylor, and the rest of the staff of the District Attorney's Office for the knowledgeable and professional assistance they provided to this Grand Jury

- Sheriff R. L. "Butch" Conway and his staff for the job they do at the Gwinnett County Detention Center. The Sheriff runs a secure and efficient institution.

- Finally, the Grand Jury wishes to extend our thanks and appreciation to each and every Gwinnett County police officer, Gwinnett County deputy sheriff and city police officer for the job they do. The Grand Jury believes that the law enforcement professionals of Gwinnett County are the finest in the state and we commend them for the job they do every day.

In addition to the publication of presentments, we recommend that copies of these presentments be delivered to:

Mr. Charles Bannister, Chairman, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Ms. Lorraine Greene, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Mr. Bert Nasuti, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Mr. Mike Beaudreau, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Mr. Kevin Kenerly, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Mr. Daniel J. Porter, Gwinnett County District Attorney

Honorable Dawson Jackson, Chief Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable Michael C. Clark, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable William M. Ray, II, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable Richard T. Winegarden, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable Ronnie K. Batchelor, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable Melodie Snell Conner, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable Debra K. Turner, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable R. Timothy Hamil, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable Tom Davis, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable Warren Davis, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Chief C. M. Walters, Gwinnett County Police Department

Chief Randy Belcher, Duluth Police Department

R. L. "Butch" Conway, Gwinnett County Sheriff

Chief Roy Whitehead, Snellville Police Department

Chief Randy Johnson, Lawrenceville Police Department

Chief Dallas Stidd, Norcross Police Department

Chief Mike Jones, Suwanee Police Department

Chief John Davidson, Lilburn Department of Public Safety

Superintendent Alvin Wilbanks, Gwinnett County Schools

Done this 27th day of February, 2008.

By the Grand Jury

-s- DONNA P. STINCHCOMB,

FOREPERSON

-s- PATRICIA H. MANLEY

CLERK

ORDER

The within and foregoing General Presentments of the Grand Jury, having been presented, it is ordered that the same be filed with the Clerk of this Court and spread upon the minutes thereof.

It is ordered that the General Presentments be published in the Official County news media, The Gwinnett Daily Post, as a legal notice, at least one time with costs to be paid from the general funds of Gwinnett County.

-s- HONORABLE MELODIE SNELL CONNER, JUDGE

GWINNETT COUNTY

SUPERIOR COURT

GWINNETT JUDICIAL

CIRCUIT

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GENERAL

PRESENTMENTS

OF THE

SEPTEMBER, 2007

GRAND JURY-

PANEL B

IN THE

SUPERIOR COURT

GWINNETT

COUNTY, GEORGIA

PHIL Y. KIM,

FOREPERSON

THERESA M. PEARSON,

VICE FOREPERSON

LINDA D. RICE,

CLERK

DON E. GLASS,

DEPUTY CLERK

GENERAL

PRESENTMENTS

OF THE

SEPTEMBER, 2007

GWINNETT COUNTY

GRAND JURY

THE SEPTEMBER, 2007,

session of the

Gwinnett County

Grand Jury

consisted of the

following members:

Phil Y. Kim,

Foreperson

Theresa M. Pearson,

Vice Foreperson

Linda D. Rice,

Clerk

Don E. Glass,

Deputy Clerk

1. Phil Y. Kim, Foreperson

2. Theresa M. Pearson, Vice-Foreperson

3. Linda D. Rice, Clerk

4. Don E. Glass, Deputy Clerk

5. Katie D. Alexander

6. Swapna Ahmed

7. Nancy R. Bayly

8. Randal L. Bassett

9. Mary M. Black

10. Carol Brzezinski

11. Jeffrey E. Burton

12. Donna M. Ellrich

13. Greg A. Erickson

14. Ronda M. Harvey

15. Vickie O. Halcome

16. Essie Mae Hutchins

17. Sherrie N. Napolitano

18. Terrence R. Reigers

19. Iris P. Seabrook

20. Jolene L. Taylor

21. Keelie M. Thomas

22. Terry W. West

GENERAL

PRESENTMENTS

The Gwinnett County Grand Jury of September, 2007 through March, 2008, received testimony in approximately 500 criminal cases. These cases were investigated by Gwinnett County and city police departments, and prepared for presentation to the Grand Jury by the Gwinnett County District Attorney's Office. We have acquired new perspective and knowledge of the law as it exists in Georgia and Gwinnett County with a better understanding of the processes used to determine the guilt or innocence of a defendant from the evidence presented, allowing us to make true and just decisions regarding indictments..

The Grand Jurors wish for Gwinnett County citizens and all others addressed through publication to know our specific recommendations.

DEPARTMENT OF

WATER RESOURCES

DEPARTMENT OF

WATER RESOURCES-

WATER RECLAMATION

During our term, North Georgia, including metropolitan Atlanta and Gwinnett County, was in a declared level four drought. A sub-committee was formed to learn more about the County's water treatment and planning operations particularly in view of the region's exceptional drought. In the course of our discovery we spoke with the following individuals:

Jock Connell, County Administrator

Jim Scarbrough, Executive Technical Assistant and Gwinnett County Designee to the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.

Lynn Smarr, Assistant Director, Department of Water Resources

Richard Porter, Superintendent, Department of Water Resources-Water Reclamation

Mike Comer, Deputy County Administrator

Water planning and usage operations are complex, particularly so for metropolitan Atlanta including Gwinnett County. Planning and operations occur across city, county, regional and federal levels. The complexity of planning is complicated by the fact that Lake Lanier is supplied by a very small watershed and its outlet is controlled by the Army Corps of Engineers. Also, high yield wells are not considered practical due to underlying rock formations. Much more background information and usage projections are available at: www.northgeorgiawater.com and www.gwinnettcounty.com [Water Resources Section].

The Grand Jury Sub-committee toured the F. Wayne Hill water treatment facility and came away very impressed with its technology (membrane filtration and enzymatic digesters) and the efficiency of the plant (34 full-time employees). There is a high degree of automation as well as fail-safe systems.

The Grand Jury has learned that Gwinnett County government has implemented programs and procedures to reduce water usage and reduce waste within the system. For example:

----Gwinnett County "Non Revenue Water Use", which is unaccounted for water use, is 7.9% of total water used, well below the District average of 18%. This loss of water is largely due to leaking pipes and meter calibration issues. The county spends approximately four million dollars annually to locate and repair leaking pipes. Also, the County has an active meter calibration and replacement program with residential water meters being replaced, on average, every ten years.

----Gwinnett County is actively involved in a program to encourage homeowners to upgrade their toilets to "lo-flow" designs through a new rebate program. Single family water usage represents 43% of average district use. Toilet and outdoor watering make up 44% of a single family's total water usage.

----Gwinnett County remains committed to meeting its 10% water reduction usage and aside from swimming pools, is taking a wait and see approach to further easing of restrictions as of February 26, 2008.

The Grand Jury commends the leaders of Gwinnett County Government and the Department of Water Resources for their efforts to conserve and protect our water.

The Grand Jury recommends the following:

• The construction of cisterns to catch rainwater should be considered for new development to provide water for outdoor usage. Also, existing subdivisions and commercial developments should be encouraged to retrofit to water saving appliances and to construction of cisterns.

• Gwinnett County should continue, and even increase, its efforts to conserve water resources. Water conservation is always the best practice and should always be encouraged since water is a precious and limited resource.

• Education in water conservation as well as conservation of other resources should be made a part of the science curriculum beginning in elementary school. The Grand Jury is concerned that less than 2,000 school children toured the F. Wayne Hill water treatment plant last year. Education should be a priority for everyone who is concerned about water and we should all be concerned.

• In keeping with the call for education, the Grand Jury urges educators not to overlook the link between water conservation and electrical conservation. Electric power generation requires large amounts of water so conserving electricity is conserving water.

• The Grand Jury recommends that Gwinnett County Government expand its message of conservation. While the County website is a good start other options to spread the message should be explored. Options such as signage on county buses and at county bus stops, radio and television public service announcements, billboards, and signage at the Gwinnett Arena and at the new ballpark should be explored.

• The County should balance growth with its ability to deliver water. County planners should require new developments be water and energy efficient and require upgrades of older developments as a condition of any zoning change. Should the current drought continue, the Grand Jury believes that a moratorium on new water hookups may have to be considered.

IMMIGRATION

During our term, the Grand Jury formed a committee to determine the impact of illegal immigration on the taxpayers of Gwinnett County. The committee met with County Administrator Jock Connell and requested information from District Attorney Danny Porter. The end result of this inquiry is that there is no way to determine, in any definitive way, how many tax dollars are spent providing county services to undocumented immigrants. The primary reason that there can be no definite answer is that, fort he most part, the county is required to provide services regardless of the immigration status of the person using those services. The school system is required to educate children. The hospital is required to treat patients. The county is required to provide fire and police services. The Sheriff is required to house inmates. These services must be provided regardless of immigration status, therefore, county agencies do not keep statistics on dollars spent on undocumented immigrants.

The Grand Jury as a whole heard a large number of cases in which it would be reasonable to believe that the crimes were committed by persons in this country illegally. It appears that a disproportionate number of crimes are being committed by illegal aliens.

Therefore, the Grand Jury makes the following recommendations:

1.

We recommend that the County Commission as well as the State legislature develop a comprehensive system of ordinances, regulations, and laws to accurately track the actual financial impact of illegal immigration on he taxpayers of Georgia. It is the opinion of this Grand Jury that until the actual impact of illegal immigration is accurately known, rational business decisions to reduce this impact cannot be made.

2.

The Grand Jury recognizes the growing diversity of the county presents challenges to county government and newcomers alike. To help deal with these challenges, the Grand Jury recommends that the Board of Commissioners study and implement programs to reach people who were not born in the United States in order to instruct and acclimate them to the laws and customs of the United States. This way, law abiding immigrants may more fully understand an participate in the community.

CLERK OF COURT

Pursuant to our statutory duties, the Grand Jury conducted an inspection of the office of the Clerk of Court. We met with the elected Clerk of Court, Mr. Tom Lawler, who gave a presentation to the Grand Jury as a whole. We wish to commend Mr. Lawler and his entire staff for the efficiency and professionalism of the office under difficult circumstances. The Grand Jury found that the office is understaffed and works in insufficient space, yet manages to keep up with the increasing case load in the court system.

The Grand Jury learned that the court related fees, such as filing fees, are lower in Gwinnett County than in surrounding counties. This has resulted in a loss of revenue to the county and has contributed to the rapid increase in civil filings since corporations have hired registered agents in Gwinnett County in part based on these fees.

The Grand Jury recommends that the Board of Commissioners and the State legislature pass any ordinance or statute necessary to raise the appropriate court fees both as a resource of revenue and as a deterrent to frivolous litigation.

The Grand Jury also recommends that the Clerk of Court be provided with adequate staff to ensure that the business of the courts can be done in a timely manner. The Grand Jury recognizes that a back log in the Clerk's office has a direct impact on the economic well-being of the citizens of Gwinnett County. Therefore, all efforts should be made to allow the Clerk to do his job.

PAY PARITY

The Grand Jury wishes to acknowledge and compliment the Board of Commissioners for their decision to re-establish pay parity between entry-level Deputy Sheriff's and entry-level Police Officers.

METAL RECYCLING

BUSINESSES

During the term, the Grand Jury heard many cases of theft of materials, especially copper. Those materials end up in paid recycling facilities. We believe this industry is not sufficiently regulated by state law. A detailed, enforced system of identification, fingerprinting and photographing, similar or identical to the system used in the pawn shop industry, should be implemented for the automotive scrap and metal scrap businesses. These new procedures would help deter theft and reduce the trade in stolen automobiles and metals.

APPRECIATION

The Grand Jury wishes to express our appreciation to the following individuals and organizations:

- Robert Hettesheimer who served as Grand Jury Bailiff during our term.

- District Attorney Danny Porter, Chief Assistant District Attorney Phil Wiley, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney David Fife, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Dawn Taylor, Deputy Chief Assistant District Attorney Dan Mayfield and the rest of the staff of the District Attorney's Office for the knowledgeable and professional assistance they provided to this Grand Jury

- Sheriff R. L. "Butch" Conway and his staff for the job they do at the Gwinnett County Detention Center. The sheriff runs a secure and efficient institution.

- Finally, the Grand Jury wishes to extend our thanks and appreciation to each and every Gwinnett County police officer, Gwinnett County deputy sheriff and city police oficer for the job they do. The Grand Jury believes that the law enforcement professionals of Gwinnett County are the finest in the state and we commend them for the job they do every day.

In addition to the publication of presentments, we recommend that a copy of these presentments be delivered to:

Mr. Charles Bannister, Chairman, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Ms. Lorraine Greene, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Mr. Bert Nasuti, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Mr. Mike Beaudreau, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Mr. Kevin Kenerly, Gwinnett County Board of Commissioners

Mr. Daniel J. Porter, Gwinnett County District Attorney

Honorable Dawson Jackson, Chief Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable Michael C. Clark, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable William M. Ray, II, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable Richard T. Winegarden, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable Ronnie K. Batchelor, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable Melodie Snell Conner, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable Debra K. Turner, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable R. Timothy Hamil, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable Tom Davis, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Honorable Warren Davis, Superior Court Judge, Gwinnett Judicial Circuit

Chief C. M. Walters, Gwinnett County Police Department

Chief Randy Belcher, Duluth Police Department

R. L. "Butch" Conway, Gwinnett County Sheriff

Chief Roy Whitehead, Snellville Police Department

Chief Randy Johnson, Lawrenceville Police Department

Chief Dallas Stidd, Norcross Police Department

Chief Mike Jones, Suwanee Police Department

Chief John Davidson, Lilburn Department of Public Safety

Governor Sonny Perdue

Jock Connell, County Administrator

Mike Comer, Deputy County Administrator

Lynn Smarr, Assistant Director, Department of Water Resources

Richard Porter, Superintendent, Department of Water Resources

Done this 28 day of February, 2008.

By the Grand Jury

-s- PHIL Y KIM,

FOREPERSON

LINDA D. RICE,

CLERK

ORDER

The within and foregoing General Presentments of the Grand Jury, having been presented, it is ordered that the same be filed with the Clerk of this Court and spread upon the minutes thereof.

It is ordered that the General Presentments be published in the Official County news media, The Gwinnett Daily Post, as a legal notice, at least one time with costs to be paid from the general funds of Gwinnett County.

-s-William M. Ray, Presiding

HONORABLE MELODIE SNELL CONNER, JUDGE

GWINNETT COUNTY

SUPERIOR COURT

GWINNETT JUDICIAL

CIRCUIT

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