Dekalb County Police Chief William O’Brien has filed an answer to GCO’s lawsuit in which GCO complaints that the department takes longer than 30 days to process background checks for GWLs. In his answer, Chief O’Brien denies every allegation in the complaint except that he is the police chief. He even denies that he is responsible for the department. A copy of the answer may be viewed here.
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GCO has filed a petition for writ of mandamus in the Superior Court of Dekalb County against Dekalb Police Chief William O’Brien, over the department’s consistent several-weeks delays in fingerprinting GWL applicants. GCO has been working with the department for over a year, attempting to negotiate a resolution to this issue. The department has failed to respond to GCO’s communications since January. A copy of the complaint may be viewed here.
GCO attorney John Monroe wrote the deputy chief in charge of permit processing for Dekalb Police, asking them to abide by the requirements of OCGA 16-11-129((d)(4). That code section requires a law enforcement agency to return a report to the probate judge within 30 days after it is requested by the probate judge (generally triggered with the fingerprint request). Dekalb PD commonly takes 30 days just to schedule a fingerprint appointment, and then does not return a report for weeks after that. A copy of the letter may be viewed here.