Report That Atlanta Hindered Records Request Draws Scrutiny

TLANTA (AP) — The Georgia attorney general’s office has asked for an investigation into a report that the press office of Atlanta’s former mayor obstructed requests made under the state’s open records law. Katie Byrd, spokeswoman for the office of Attorney General Chris Carr, confirmed in an email Tuesday that the office had referred the…


Georgia pols fight law opening criminal records even without crime


ATLANTA –  For 13 years, a Georgia woman has lived under the shadow of a child abuse investigation, though police cleared her of any wrongdoing. 

The welts and bruises on her daughter's body turned out to be an allergic reaction to antibiotics. But the investigation showed up on criminal background checks, restricting her access to jobs, housing and even her daughter's school.