ATLANTA (AP) - Authorities say a man has been hospitalized after being shot by police in Atlanta's Buckhead neighborhood.
Police say officers approached an unidentified man riding a bicycle who is suspected in a series of robberies in the area. Authorities say police tried stopping the man Wednesday afternoon and he resisted.
Atlanta Police Maj. Darryl Tolleson tells sources the man walked into a parking deck and pulled a weapon on a responding officer. Tolleson says the officer fired at the man and wounded him in his chest.
No officers were injured and police were unclear on the man's medical condition.
ATLANTA (AP) - House Speaker David Ralston says changes are needed to Georgia's forfeiture law to increase accountability and transparency.
Ralston said in an interview Wednesday that recent reports of questionable spending by two local agencies have generated a significant amount of interest in how the government handles money and property seized during investigations. Ralston says he'll consider discussing legislation on the issue next year.
A Republican state lawmaker earlier this year withdrew a bill that would have made it harder to seize property after meeting resistance from elected sheriffs, who argue existing law is sufficient to protect the public.
Putnam County Sheriff Howard Sills, president of the Georgia Sheriffs Association, says the focus should be on enforcing current rules requiring law enforcement agencies to submit spending reports and investigating those that don't.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Celebrity cook Paula Deen says she has used racial slurs in the past but insists she and her brother, who are accused of racial and sexual discrimination in a lawsuit by a former manager of their restaurant, don't tolerate hateful behavior.
In a court deposition filed Monday in federal court, an attorney for former restaurant manager Lisa Jackson presses the 66-year-old Deen about her racial views and those of her brother, Bubba Hiers. Deen is asked if she's ever used "the N-word." She responds: "Yes, of course."
Deen says she likely used the slur in the 1980s after a black man held her at gunpoint at the Georgia bank where she worked.
Deen insists she and her brother object to slurs being used in "any cruel or mean behavior."