WABE's Week In Review: Charges dropped against two Atlanta cops and more subpoenas for Trump allies

Charges against officers in Rayshard Brooks shooting dismissed

Charges were dismissed this week against two Atlanta police officers involved in the deadly shooting of Rayshard Brooks in 2020.

A specially appointed prosecutor announced Tuesday that he will not pursue charges against the two white Atlanta police officers who clashed with Rayshard Brooks during an encounter that ended with the 27-year-old Black man’s fatal shooting.

Hear more from WABE legal analyst Page Pate and Gerald Griggs, president of Georgia’s NAACP.

WABE’s Rose Scott also hosted a special episode of “Closer Look” discussing the news.

More subpoenas…

As part of her investigation into whether Donald Trump and others illegally tried to influence the 2020 election in Georgia, Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis filed petitions Thursday seeking to have former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows and lawyer Sidney Powell — as well as James “Phil” Waldron, who met with Meadows, and former Trump campaign adviser Boris Epshteyn — testify before a special grand jury in Atlanta next month.

Pinching a “Pretty Penny”…

The “All Things Considered” team took a look this week at rising costs in Georgia for our series “Pretty Penny.” You can check out the full series here.

But, since we’re hungry, here’s a preview of the episode that talks about big, juicy burgers.

Also in this episode…

Martha Dalton talks with University System of Georgia Chancellor Sonny Perdue about making college more affordable and attracting more potential students to the system, which includes 26 schools and over 340,000 students.

Molly Samuel looks at news that a controversial mine project near the Okefenokee Swamp which could be back on track after a settlement with the federal government.