Response to Media Inquiry

by | Dec 15, 2023 | Announcements, news

On Tuesday, December 12, 2023, I sent a letter to the chairman of the Macon Water Authority requesting the investigative report developed by David Cooke. Ideally, this report whether complete or not, should have been sent to the sheriff and me immediately so we could launch a review of the allegations.

While my Office and law enforcement may conduct proactive investigations, typically, people call police when they believe a crime has occurred. Police investigate the allegations and then bring charges to my Office for review.

I am disappointed that the lead investigator, as a former district attorney, would not immediately and instinctively send his report to law enforcement for further review if, in fact, he believed there were potential violations of the law.

In addition, I have no personal or professional relationship with Mr. Brown. For him or anyone to suggest I would approach his matter in any way other than based upon the evidence and the law, clearly does not know who I am, as I will always uphold my oath to prosecute, when evidentiarily warranted, without fear, favor, or affection.

District Attorney Anita R. Howard

Case Update: Caleb Hooten

Case Update: Caleb Hooten

Case Update: Caleb Hooten On Tuesday, October 10, 2023, Caleb Hooten was shot by a Peach County Deputy. That matter was investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and brought to the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office in January 2024 for review....

Indictment Alert: Grand Jury February 5, 2024

Indictment Alert: Grand Jury February 5, 2024

A new Grand Jury was sworn in on February 5, 2024. After orientation, the Grand Jury immediately began to consider cases. The Grand Jury considered 41 cases, including: 3 murder cases, 9 aggravated assault cases, 1 aggravated battery case, 1 serious injury by vehicle...

Staying Safe as a Retiree Presentation

Staying Safe as a Retiree Presentation

Staying Safe as a Retiree District Attorney Anita Howard Macon Judicial Circuit Presentation to: Bibb County Retired Educators Association January 10, 2024 View the entire presentation here: Retiree Safety Take Care of Your Assets Be Aware of Scams Don’t Be Afraid to...

DA Howard Announces 2024 Focus: #HowardEncouragingAction

DA Howard Announces 2024 Focus: #HowardEncouragingAction

Each year, DA Howard selects a hashtag that symbolizes the collective effort needed to enhance our community and make it a better and safer place. In 2021, we celebrated #ChangingTheFaceOfJustice, with DA Howard’s first year as the first female, African-American...

State vs. Cheylana White

State vs. Cheylana White

Crawford County, Georgia. Cheylana White, 22, pled Guilty to Malice Murder earlier this afternoon in Crawford Superior Court for the shooting death of Daniel Jones, 52, in his own home. The State had been ready to proceed to trial on this case on December 4, 2023,...