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DA Gonzalez takes issue with CCN’s use of public document

By Joe Johnson

Western Judicial Circuit District Attorney Deborah Gonzalez on Tuesday released a statement in response to a story published by Classic City News concerning an unusual open-court exchange she recently had with a Superior Court judge.

The statement refers to CCN's use of a "leaked" transcript of a publicly-available transcript of the Sept. 21 Colloquy Between Judge Lawton E. Stephens and Deborah Gonzalez.

The exchange occurred at the end of recent proceedings in Stephens' courtroom when the DA blamed the judge for the abrupt resignation of one of her assistant prosecutors from her critically understaffed officehttps://www.classiccitynews.com/post/judge-rebukes-athens-da-blaming-him-for-prosecutor-resignationhttps://www.classiccitynews.com/post/judge-rebukes-athens-da-blaming-him-for-prosecutor-resignation.

For Immediate Release: Response to Classic City News Article Referencing Leaked Courtroom Transcript 

On September 26, 2023, Classic City News published an online article referencing a leaked transcript from Judge Lawton Stephen's courtroom, where DA Deborah Gonzalez and Judge Stephens discussed his behavior toward Assistant District Attorneys. 

In response to this leaked transcript and news article, DA Gonzalez shares the following statement: 

"I will always fight for my staff to be fairly treated just as we fight every day for the people of Oconee and Athens Clarke. I will continue to accept responsibility for the actions of this office, but I will never allow my staff to be mistreated in a court of law." 


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Jeffrey Wieler
Jeffrey Wieler
28 sep. 2023

This is the nonsense we must endure for electing a "woke " prosecuter. She may have a heart, but I question whther she has a brain. You cannot leak a "poublic record."

Gilla

What a great story this is!

Gilla

Defending her staff?

STAFF?!

WHAT STAFF???!!!!!

Gilla

"Leaked" transcript of a public hearing? The transcript is public property!

Gilla
Classic City News
Classic City News
27 sep. 2023
Svarar

That’s what I said!

Gilla

Paul Bunce
Paul Bunce
27 sep. 2023

"I will never allow my staff to be mistreated in a court of law." Translation: I will only allow them to be abused when I do it.

Gilla
ThatGirl
ThatGirl
27 sep. 2023
Svarar

I came to say the same thing. She's ok with their mistreatment as long as she's the one doing it. What a great boss.


Gilla
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