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Activists want police officer fired after 'your people' comment

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A group of community activists is calling for the immediate firing of the white police officer who told an African-American motorist to go back to Fulton County, saying “I don’t care about your people.”

Dashcam video shows Cobb County Police Officer Maurice Lawson pulling over Brian Baker for traffic violations. After Baker asked the officer several times if he can leave, Lawson responded:

"Leave. Go away. Go to Fulton County. I don't care about your people."


Sales of bulletproof gear on the rise

MARIETTA, Ga -- A sign of the times.

Nearly 1,000 people turned out for an Active Shooter Seminar conducted by the Marietta Police Department at Marietta High School Wednesday night.

Officers gave instructions on how to prepare, in advance, for an active shooter situation, and also offered tips on what to do when you're trapped inside the building during one.

Nearly a thousand turn out for Marietta active shooter training

There is a science to violence. And in the last few years, it has evolved to include a brand new chapter: The rise of the active shooter.

New motions filed in Ross Harris hot car death trial

COBB COUNTY, Ga. – Attorneys for a man accused of leaving his toddler in a hot car to die have filed a motion to suppress all of the evidence obtained from his electronic devices

Ross Harris faces multiple charges, including malice murder, felony murder and cruelty to children, in the June 2014 death of his son, 22-month-old Cooper.

Harris’ attorneys described search warrants obtained by the Cobb County Police Department as “a fishing expedition.” Those warrants produced many of the high-profile pieces of evidence in this case.


Cobb Co. Public Safety director responds to officer's 'your people' comment

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County Police have issued a statement about an officer's controversial remarks made to a driver after a traffic stop.

Brian Baker said the officer made the remarks after he was pulled over for allegedly speeding and an improper lane change. Dashcam video showed Baker asking the officer several times, "Can I go?"

The officer then told Baker, "Leave. Go away. Go to Fulton County. I don't care about your people."

Cobb County Department of Public Safety Director Sam Heaton issued a statement on Monday saying:

Guard injured in FedEx shooting continues recovery

COBB COUNTY, Ga. (WXIA) – The security guard injured in a shooting at a Kennesaw FedEx facility is celebrating a breath of fresh air.

Christopher Sparkman was shot at point-blank in the abdomen when 19-year-old FedEx employee Geddy Kramer opened fire at the facility on April 29, 2014. Kramer shot five other people before killing himself.

Since the shooting, Sparkman has undergone more than four dozen surgeries. On Oct. 26, his wife, Jamie Lynn Sparkman, wrote that the 49th surgery would hopefully be his last. 

Marietta singer fights for top 10 spot on 'The Voice'

LOS ANGELES -- Marietta's Zach Seabaugh is the final metro Atlanta singer on The Voice.