WABE's Week In Review: Grand jury summary released (partially) and a look back at a record number of officer-involved shootings

Fulton County Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney in January released sections of a special grand jury report on alleged efforts to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election. (Matthew Pearson/WABE)

Sections of a long-awaited special grand jury report detailing efforts by former President Trump and his allies to overturn Georgia’s 2020 election are now public.

The five pages released on Thursday do not include the jurors’ topline recommendations on whether prosecutors should pursue criminal charges against those who allegedly tried to disrupt the transfer of power. 

Advocates call for change after record high for officer-involved shootings…

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation probed 112 officer-involved shootings last year. About a third of these involved a fleeing vehicle, someone with a knife, or threats of suicide, highlighting calls for more mental health experts in these situations.

Overdose meds could be over-the-counter…

The overdose-reversing drug naloxone should be made available over the counter to aid the national response to the opioid crisis, U.S. health advisers said Wednesday.

The panel of Food and Drug Administration experts voted unanimously in favor of the switch after a full day of presentations and discussions centered on whether untrained users would be able to safely and effectively use the nasal spray in emergency situations.

Farming in East Point…

To commemorate Black History Month, the city of East Point’s Urban Agriculture Manager, Tenisio Seanima, helped to host an open panel with farmers to explore Black farming in urban agriculture called “A Black Farmer’s Renaissance.”

Also in this episode…

—  Molly Samuel reports on the lawsuits faced by railroad-giant Norfolk Southern after the derailment in Ohio of one of its trains carrying chemicals.

—  Rahul Bali told us about legislation from state lawmakers on their attempt to deal with the increasing cost of housing in Georgia.

—  And we have more on the death of advocate, businessman and community leader Tommy Dortch at age 72.