ACLU of Georgia

The Jolt - December 17, 2019

By Jim Galloway, Greg Bluestein and Tia Mitchell  |  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution | December 17, 2019 

Last week, we told you of trouble at the Cobb County jail and the impact it could have on the 2020 race for sheriff. On Monday night, Christopher Bruce, political director for the ACLU of Georgia, went before the Cobb County Commission and asked the body to pass a resolution demanding that Republican incumbent Sheriff Neil Warren to:

— Put a complete end to a lockdown at the jail that was first instituted in September:

— Make sure that all open records requests have been answered;

— Make sure all seven deaths that have occurred among jail inmates since December 2018 are fully explained, “with a plan to make sure no other deaths happen.”

Bruce also asked the Cobb commission to create a temporary citizens review board to oversee complaints, and that it fund a financial performance audit of the jail.