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Brad Schrade

Brad Schrade is a Pulitzer-prize winning reporter for the AJC and a member of the AJC's watchdog team. Email him at bschrade@ajc.com.

Latest from Brad Schrade

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...

Posted: 4 days ago

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...

Posted: 4 days ago

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...
Group suspends campaign for justice in brutal Ga. police shooting
 The Justice for Caroline Small group that sought a new grand jury to review the Brunswick mother’s 2010 brutal police shooting death announced this week its plan to scale back efforts to reopen the case. The group’s decision comes after a 20-month campaign failed to persuade Gov. Nathan Deal, Brunswick District Attorney Jackie...

Posted: 15 days ago

The Justice for Caroline Small group that sought a new grand jury to review the Brunswick mother’s 2010 brutal police shooting death announced this week its plan to scale back efforts to reopen the case. The group’s decision comes after a 20-month campaign failed to persuade Gov. Nathan Deal, Brunswick District Attorney Jackie...
Atlanta family searches for relative missing in Belize
 An Atlanta family is searching for a loved one who disappeared in the Central American country of Belize nearly a week ago after leaving a bar with his girlfriend, who also is missing. Drew DeVoursney, 36, a Marine veteran, was last seen late Tuesday night as he left Scotty’s Bar and Grill in Corozal, Belize, with his girlfriend, Francesca...

Posted: 26 days ago

An Atlanta family is searching for a loved one who disappeared in the Central American country of Belize nearly a week ago after leaving a bar with his girlfriend, who also is missing. Drew DeVoursney, 36, a Marine veteran, was last seen late Tuesday night as he left Scotty’s Bar and Grill in Corozal, Belize, with his girlfriend, Francesca...
Did vets die waiting for VA care? Whistleblower says official worried
 A VA whistleblower in Atlanta says top leaders in the agency were so concerned about containing a scandal of thousands of veterans who died while waiting to getting enrolled for care that they botched a project to clear up a health care application backlog. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday published a story detailing the failures...

3:01 PM Monday, Apr. 24, 2017

A VA whistleblower in Atlanta says top leaders in the agency were so concerned about containing a scandal of thousands of veterans who died while waiting to getting enrolled for care that they botched a project to clear up a health care application backlog. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Sunday published a story detailing the failures...
Listen to audio of VA manager discuss withholding info for veteran enrollment project
 Audio recordings obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveal a VA manager overseeing a health care enrollment project intentionally withheld critical information from hospital staff across the country that would have made it easier for veterans to gain access to care. The audio recordings involve internal discussions by...

4:00 PM Friday, Apr. 21, 2017

Audio recordings obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveal a VA manager overseeing a health care enrollment project intentionally withheld critical information from hospital staff across the country that would have made it easier for veterans to gain access to care. The audio recordings involve internal discussions by...
VA leaders botched plan to fix backlog for health benefits
 Leaders of a Veterans Affairs project to clear a backlog of hundreds of thousands of health care applications deliberately suppressed critical information from VA hospitals that would have allowed them to help veterans gain access to care, according to interviews, internal records and recordings of private meetings obtained by The Atlanta...

7:39 PM Thursday, Apr. 20, 2017

Leaders of a Veterans Affairs project to clear a backlog of hundreds of thousands of health care applications deliberately suppressed critical information from VA hospitals that would have allowed them to help veterans gain access to care, according to interviews, internal records and recordings of private meetings obtained by The Atlanta...
How Atlanta can speed up I-85 repairs
 In the days after a spectacular tanker truck fire collapsed a busy San Francisco Bay area interchange overpass, the region braced for a traffic nightmare that California officials estimated could last months. Then a tall, brash road builder with a record of working fast stepped in with a bold plan. Eight days after the 2007 bridge collapse...

10:19 PM Monday, Apr. 03, 2017

In the days after a spectacular tanker truck fire collapsed a busy San Francisco Bay area interchange overpass, the region braced for a traffic nightmare that California officials estimated could last months. Then a tall, brash road builder with a record of working fast stepped in with a bold plan. Eight days after the 2007 bridge collapse...
State unfair to Ruth Barr amid fraud investigation, attorneys say
Attorneys for embattled tax preprarer Ruth Barr say the state is being unfair to their client, who is alleged to have defrauded the state of millions of dollars through thousands of suspicious tax returns.

4:03 PM Thursday, Mar. 30, 2017

Attorneys for embattled tax preprarer Ruth Barr say the state is being unfair to their client, who is alleged to have defrauded the state of millions of dollars through thousands of suspicious tax returns.
Draft of famous MLK letter to be sold
 A draft of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” — one of the most famous writings from the civil rights era — is set to be auctioned on Thursday in New York, with an estimated value of $10,000 to $15,000. The document is among more than 500 items up for auction at the Printed & Manuscript African...

1:50 PM Wednesday, Mar. 29, 2017

A draft of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” — one of the most famous writings from the civil rights era — is set to be auctioned on Thursday in New York, with an estimated value of $10,000 to $15,000. The document is among more than 500 items up for auction at the Printed & Manuscript African...
Draft of famous MLK letter to be sold
 A draft of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” — one of the most famous writings from the civil rights era — is set to be auctioned in New York this week, with an estimated value of $10,000 to $15,000. The document is among more than 500 items up for auction at the Printed & Manuscript...

7:49 PM Tuesday, Mar. 28, 2017

A draft of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” — one of the most famous writings from the civil rights era — is set to be auctioned in New York this week, with an estimated value of $10,000 to $15,000. The document is among more than 500 items up for auction at the Printed & Manuscript...