Jeff Ernsthausen

Jeff Ernsthausen is a reporter and data specialist on the investigative team. Jeff has been with the AJC since April, 2013. A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, he previously worked as a research analyst for the Federal Reserve in New York and Washington, D.C. RELATED: Doctors & Sex Abuse, an AJC National Investgation His articles are linked below. More of Jeff's work as a data specialist can be seen here.

Latest from Jeff Ernsthausen

Campus cops in Ga. get hired despite troubled records
 More than one in 10 college campus police in Georgia have been fired or forced to resign from a previous job, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation found. The number of college officers with these checkered pasts is double the percentage of officers working at local county or municipal agencies. Roughly 13 percent of the 1,413...

Posted: 18 days ago

More than one in 10 college campus police in Georgia have been fired or forced to resign from a previous job, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigation found. The number of college officers with these checkered pasts is double the percentage of officers working at local county or municipal agencies. Roughly 13 percent of the 1,413...
More than one in 10 campus cops in Georgia have checkered records
 Over the course of his 17-year law enforcement career, Gioconda Lewis was fired or forced to resign from five agencies in Georgia. There was the time he allegedly drove a patrol car on a suspended license, another when he shot a suspect in violation of department policy, and later used government computers to send sexually charged emails...

Posted: 22 days ago

Over the course of his 17-year law enforcement career, Gioconda Lewis was fired or forced to resign from five agencies in Georgia. There was the time he allegedly drove a patrol car on a suspended license, another when he shot a suspect in violation of department policy, and later used government computers to send sexually charged emails...
Atlanta mayoral candidates tap city vendors, businesses for donations
 The federal investigation into pay-to-play contracting at Atlanta City Hall hasn’t shut down the steady flow of cash from city vendors to the campaign accounts of people trying to succeed Kasim Reed and become the city’s 60th mayor. Companies and individuals with a stake in city business have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars...

Posted: 28 days ago

The federal investigation into pay-to-play contracting at Atlanta City Hall hasn’t shut down the steady flow of cash from city vendors to the campaign accounts of people trying to succeed Kasim Reed and become the city’s 60th mayor. Companies and individuals with a stake in city business have donated hundreds of thousands of dollars...
Troubled cops find second chances in Georgia schools
 School police officer Warren Favors punched a 15-year-old student after the teen called him “play-play cop” and threatened him in a hallway. The incident was captured on video that shows Favors tackling the student from behind after the taunts. “I’m tired of you threatening me [expletive],” Favors told the student...

12:25 AM Monday, May. 22, 2017

School police officer Warren Favors punched a 15-year-old student after the teen called him “play-play cop” and threatened him in a hallway. The incident was captured on video that shows Favors tackling the student from behind after the taunts. “I’m tired of you threatening me [expletive],” Favors told the student...
Troubled cops land jobs in Georgia schools
 A high school cop lost his job in DeKalb County schools after witnesses said he punched a fellow school employee in the face during an arrest. A state trooper was forced out of the Georgia State Patrol in 2010 for tasing a handcuffed 51-year old woman in the neck and lying about the incident. A college officer resigned from the Augusta University...

10:00 AM Monday, May. 22, 2017

A high school cop lost his job in DeKalb County schools after witnesses said he punched a fellow school employee in the face during an arrest. A state trooper was forced out of the Georgia State Patrol in 2010 for tasing a handcuffed 51-year old woman in the neck and lying about the incident. A college officer resigned from the Augusta University...
Is John Lewis’ 5th district ‘crime-infested,’ as Donald Trump says?
 President-Elect Donald Trump’s Saturday tweets criticizing Rep. John Lewis also hit on a continuing issue for Atlanta residents: The city’s crime problems.  The president-elect pegged the Fifth District, which Lewis  has represented in Congress for 30 years, as "crime-infested."  Crime statistics...

10:32 PM Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017

President-Elect Donald Trump’s Saturday tweets criticizing Rep. John Lewis also hit on a continuing issue for Atlanta residents: The city’s crime problems.  The president-elect pegged the Fifth District, which Lewis  has represented in Congress for 30 years, as "crime-infested."  Crime statistics...
Price would oversee doctor tracking system he sought to limit
 You may have never heard of the National Practitioner Data Bank, but there’s a good chance your doctor has. It’s the only national database that tracks professionally disciplined doctors across the country, ensuring that they can’t hop from state-to-state to escape their troubled pasts. That unique role has also put ...

9:15 PM Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017

You may have never heard of the National Practitioner Data Bank, but there’s a good chance your doctor has. It’s the only national database that tracks professionally disciplined doctors across the country, ensuring that they can’t hop from state-to-state to escape their troubled pasts. That unique role has also put ...
High-poverty school district leads state gains in student ‘growth’
 Hancock County Schools, a tiny district halfway between Atlanta and Augusta, may have so-so test scores, but it still won a crown for student achievement under a new Georgia measure. The 962-student school district went from worst to first in reading and had significant gains in many other subjects, according to new student growth scores...

11:55 PM Thursday, Dec. 11, 2014

Hancock County Schools, a tiny district halfway between Atlanta and Augusta, may have so-so test scores, but it still won a crown for student achievement under a new Georgia measure. The 962-student school district went from worst to first in reading and had significant gains in many other subjects, according to new student growth scores...
Fairness of new teacher evaluation system in question
 Teachers working with lower-income students could be more likely than their peers to be denied pay raises or to lose their jobs under the new teacher evaluation system the state is implementing, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution examination found. That finding could fuel criticism of a system intended to provide an even playing field for rating...

5:00 AM Saturday, Nov. 08, 2014

Teachers working with lower-income students could be more likely than their peers to be denied pay raises or to lose their jobs under the new teacher evaluation system the state is implementing, an Atlanta Journal-Constitution examination found. That finding could fuel criticism of a system intended to provide an even playing field for rating...
Atlanta man pleads guilty to manslaughter in Ohio

8:24 PM Saturday, Aug. 09, 2014

An Atlanta man pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter for shooting and killing a man who was sitting in a park in Hamilton, Ohio last spring. According to a news report Friday by the Journal-News, Phillip Coleman III, a 27-year old from Atlanta, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter with a gun. Prosecutors say he shot a 24 year-old...
Sandy Springs man suspected of rape arrested in New Jersey

7:36 PM Saturday, Aug. 09, 2014

A former Sandy Springs resident wanted by the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office on charges including rape was arrested in Jersey City Thursday morning. The Jersey Journal reported that Lynn Settle, 37, was arrested by a task force of the U.S. Marshall. According to the news report, Settle is wanted in Fulton County on charges that include...