McDade asks GBI for ‘thorough examination of me and my office’ – Douglas County Sentinel: News

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May

McDade asks GBI for ‘thorough examination of me and my office’ – Douglas County Sentinel: News

Douglas County District Attorney David McDade has asked Georgia Bureau of Investigation Director Vernon Keenan to conduct an independent probe of his office to remove any public doubt after allegations were raised in a television report.

McDade said he contacted Keenan Tuesday night and sent a written request Wednesday afternoon. He said he hopes this will end speculation that may have surfaced after a FOX 5 investigative report by Dale Russell that alleged mismanagement and nepotism in his office.

“It is important that the public have confidence in me and my office in everything that we do,” McDade said. “For this reason, I have personally requested that the GBI conduct a thorough examination of me and my office and report those findings. I am asking for this because I want the public to hear the facts from a trained, well respected law enforcement agency, independent from me, my office or anyone connected to Douglas County. The public deserves nothing less.”

To date, WAGA Fox 5 has aired two reports using information gleaned through open records requests spanning nearly six months and surveillance that suggests that there has been improper use of cars owned by McDade’s office, inappropriate spending on conferences and a questionable pattern of hiring that the report alleges favors members of one family.

McDade answered all the issues in a letter, saying that any improper use of vehicles had been dealt with and the employee reprimanded. He pointed out that the vehicles were paid for with drug money, not tax money.

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