Jeremy Redmon

Reporter

Jeremy Redmon is an award-winning journalist with more than two decades of experience reporting for newspapers. He now covers a variety of topics for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, including immigration, politics and military affairs.

Latest from Jeremy Redmon

Brother: Cuban was healthy before dying of pneumonia in ICE custody
 The family of a Cuban man who died last month from pneumonia while in the custody of federal immigration authorities has hired an Atlanta attorney and a local immigrant rights group to investigate what happened to him. Yulio Castro Garrido, 33, is the third U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee to die in less than a year after...

Posted: 2 days ago

The family of a Cuban man who died last month from pneumonia while in the custody of federal immigration authorities has hired an Atlanta attorney and a local immigrant rights group to investigate what happened to him. Yulio Castro Garrido, 33, is the third U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainee to die in less than a year after...
Doraville’s top cop promoted to major general in Georgia National Guard
 Doraville Police Chief John King has been promoted to major general in the Georgia National Guard and has taken command of a military unit that coordinates responses to natural disasters. A veteran of the wars in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, King, 53, is now in charge of Task Force 51, Army North’s contingency command post. King previously...

Posted: 13 days ago

Doraville Police Chief John King has been promoted to major general in the Georgia National Guard and has taken command of a military unit that coordinates responses to natural disasters. A veteran of the wars in Bosnia, Iraq and Afghanistan, King, 53, is now in charge of Task Force 51, Army North’s contingency command post. King previously...
Government shutdown’s impact is minimal in Georgia, yet workers worry
 Atlanta’s U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported no major impacts from Friday morning’s brief government shutdown. Ditto for Fort Benning near Columbus and Fort Stewart in coastal Georgia. The latest shutdown appears to have had little impact on Georgia. But that doesn’t mean federal workers are not worried...

Posted: 13 days ago

Atlanta’s U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported no major impacts from Friday morning’s brief government shutdown. Ditto for Fort Benning near Columbus and Fort Stewart in coastal Georgia. The latest shutdown appears to have had little impact on Georgia. But that doesn’t mean federal workers are not worried...
Athens-Clarke County sues drug makers amid opioid overdose crisis
 Athens-Clarke County this week joined three other Georgia counties in suing drug makers and distributors, alleging they helped fuel the nation’s deadly opioid overdose epidemic through racketeering, deceptive trade practices and false advertising. In 2016, 1,394 Georgians died from drug overdoses. And between 2006 and 2016, there were...

Posted: 14 days ago

Athens-Clarke County this week joined three other Georgia counties in suing drug makers and distributors, alleging they helped fuel the nation’s deadly opioid overdose epidemic through racketeering, deceptive trade practices and false advertising. In 2016, 1,394 Georgians died from drug overdoses. And between 2006 and 2016, there were...
Five things to know about DACA amid federal government shutdown debate
 As Congress races to avert another federal government shutdown this week, the fate of an Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — DACA for short — hangs in the balance. Last year, the Trump administration announced it was phasing out DACA, which temporarily shields from deportation young immigrants who...

Posted: 15 days ago

As Congress races to avert another federal government shutdown this week, the fate of an Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals — DACA for short — hangs in the balance. Last year, the Trump administration announced it was phasing out DACA, which temporarily shields from deportation young immigrants who...
Brother: Amtrak engineer feared for his life before deadly S.C. crash
 Michael Kempf, the Amtrak engineer from Savannah who was killed in Sunday’s train wreck in South Carolina, feared for his life after experiencing as many as four other crashes with pedestrians and vehicles that shouldn’t have been on the tracks, his younger brother told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A U.S. Army veteran, Kempf&rsquo...

Posted: 17 days ago

Michael Kempf, the Amtrak engineer from Savannah who was killed in Sunday’s train wreck in South Carolina, feared for his life after experiencing as many as four other crashes with pedestrians and vehicles that shouldn’t have been on the tracks, his younger brother told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A U.S. Army veteran, Kempf&rsquo...
NTSB investigating Amtrak train crash that killed Georgia man in S.C.
 Two Amtrak employees were killed – including a Savannah man – and more than 100 passengers were injured when their train slammed into a parked CSX freight train near Columbia, S.C., early Sunday morning. It’s unknown how many other Georgians were among the injured. Train 91 was traveling from New York’s Penn Station...

Posted: 17 days ago

Two Amtrak employees were killed – including a Savannah man – and more than 100 passengers were injured when their train slammed into a parked CSX freight train near Columbia, S.C., early Sunday morning. It’s unknown how many other Georgians were among the injured. Train 91 was traveling from New York’s Penn Station...
Savannah man among two Amtrak employees killed in S.C. train wreck
 A Savannah resident was among the two Amtrak employees who were killed in an early morning train wreck in South Carolina that also injured dozens of passengers.  Michael Kempf, 54, of Savannah, the train engineer, and Michael Cella, 36, of Orange Park, Fla., the conductor, died in the crash, according to Lexington County, S.C., Coroner...

Posted: 18 days ago

A Savannah resident was among the two Amtrak employees who were killed in an early morning train wreck in South Carolina that also injured dozens of passengers.  Michael Kempf, 54, of Savannah, the train engineer, and Michael Cella, 36, of Orange Park, Fla., the conductor, died in the crash, according to Lexington County, S.C., Coroner...
ICE detainee third to die since May after being held in Georgia
 A Cuban national who was being held at a federal immigration detention center in South Georgia died Tuesday night. Yulio Castro-Garrido, 33, is the third U.S. Immigration and Enforcement detainee to die since May after being held in Georgia. Authorities at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin diagnosed Castro-Garrido with pneumonia on...

Posted: 22 days ago

A Cuban national who was being held at a federal immigration detention center in South Georgia died Tuesday night. Yulio Castro-Garrido, 33, is the third U.S. Immigration and Enforcement detainee to die since May after being held in Georgia. Authorities at Stewart Detention Center in Lumpkin diagnosed Castro-Garrido with pneumonia on...
Georgia conservatives fear a Trump betrayal on immigration
 Debbie Dooley switched away from President Donald Trump’s televised State of the Union address right after he proposed creating a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants illegally brought to America as children. Then the Lawrenceville resident vented on Twitter. “AmnestyDon has lost my support,” tweeted Dooley...

Posted: 22 days ago

Debbie Dooley switched away from President Donald Trump’s televised State of the Union address right after he proposed creating a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants illegally brought to America as children. Then the Lawrenceville resident vented on Twitter. “AmnestyDon has lost my support,” tweeted Dooley...
Georgia Army unit deploying to South Korea amid increased tensions
 Sgt. Dwayne Dyette has packed his bags and started his farewell tour. He recently said goodbye to his mother in McDonough, watching television with her and playing with his 6-month-old son, Jayce. He will say adios to his friends early next month at a Super Bowl party, where he will root for the New England Patriots because “you can...

Posted: 27 days ago

Sgt. Dwayne Dyette has packed his bags and started his farewell tour. He recently said goodbye to his mother in McDonough, watching television with her and playing with his 6-month-old son, Jayce. He will say adios to his friends early next month at a Super Bowl party, where he will root for the New England Patriots because “you can...