Saturday, November 26, 2016
10th anniversary of Kathryn Johnston's informant-related death
In 2006, Atlanta police shot and killed Kathryn Johnston, a 92-year-old grandmother. Her death--which involved the botched and illegal use of numerous informants--triggered a national inquiry into informant use, a Congressional hearing, and several criminal prosecutions. This CNN retrospective looks back at the story and the reforms that Atlanta has instituted since then. Here is a link to the original 2007 congressional hearing.