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High Murder Rates Spur Savannah, Georgia's Police Chief To Take Action

Protesters gather on the steps of the Georgia Capitol building on September 20, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia.  The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency for death row inmate Troy Davis on Tuesday morning.  Davis is scheduled to die Wednesday for the 1989 slaying of off-duty Savannah, Georgia police officer Mark MacPhail after being on death row for nearly two decades. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)
Protesters gather on the steps of the Georgia Capitol building on September 20, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia. The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles denied clemency for death row inmate Troy Davis on Tuesday morning. Davis is scheduled to die Wednesday for the 1989 slaying of off-duty Savannah, Georgia police officer Mark MacPhail after being on death row for nearly two decades. (Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Savannah has one of the highest murder rates in Georgia. The city’s new police chief believes that years of police corruption is part of the problem and he’s trying to win back the public trust. Gabrielle Ware from George Public Broadcasting has our story.

Read Gabrielle Ware’s article, “Crime, Cops & Community: Battling Public Distrust.”

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