This from the Obama Administration Department of Justice:
"Corruption in DeKalb County is rampant, and its residents are
frustrated and disheartened," said Assistant U.S. Attorney Jeffrey Davis
in federal court. "There are real and severe consequences for violating
the law and the public trust."
This from Commissioner Nancy Jester:
It is time for everyone, at every level, to accept reality,
acknowledge the government in DeKalb County is in crisis, and adopt a
policy of full transparency, disclosure, and cooperation.
I call on the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners and every elected
official in DeKalb County to pledge to fully cooperate with the Bowers’
I will also motion that the Board of Commissioners fully fund the
Public Integrity Unit in the Office of the DeKalb County District
Attorney and motion that the DeKalb County Board of Commissioners invite
the DeKalb County District Attorney to present to the BOC in public
session his budget needs to do so.
Additionally, I will motion that the Board of Commissioners formally
invite Mr. Bowers to present his report to the BOC in public session -
with no time limits - upon the release of the final report.