August 19, 2011
Richard Hyde said via texts late Thursday that CRCT investigators have had subpoena powers since August of last year when then-Gov. Sonny Purdue launched the original probe into the Atlanta School System. The point of Mike Bowers and Robert Wilson gaining assistant district attorney power locally is just in case criminal prosecution is warranted.
Georgia Association of Educators attorney Howard Still said that in addition to Bowers and Wilson, two other Atlanta lawyers are also in town and actively involved in the investigation. By my count that means the state currently has four lawyers, 12 Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and at least five members on Hyde's team, meaning at least 23 people are currently investigating the DCSS.
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Move will give CRCT investigators subpoena power
Dougherty County District Attorney Greg Edwards on Thursday morning appointed CRCT investigators Mike Bowers and Robert Wilson as special assistant district attorneys.