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Man dies after being hit by car in Brookhaven


BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- A man has died after being hit by a car in Brookhaven Thursday morning.

The accident happened at around 4:15 a.m. in the 2200 block of North Druid Hills Road near Executive Park Drive.

The driver told Brookhaven Police she was traveling west when she hit a man crossing the road. She claimed she did not see the pedestrian.

A Georgia State Patrol spokesperson said the pedestrian was not in a crosswalk and was wearing dark clothing.

The pedestrian, whose name was not released, was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital with significant injuries. He later passed away at the hospital. Responding officers said they believe the man was heavily intoxicated.

The GSP is investigating the accident. No charges have been filed against the driver.

DeKalb County to discuss equipping officers with body cameras


BROOKHAVEN, Ga. – DeKalb County commissioners are meeting Monday to discuss equipping officers with body cameras.

The meeting is the first as the county decides whether to spend millions in taxpayer money to buy the cameras. Some people feel they are too expensive. Others say they are necessary to rebuild trust and hold officers accountable.

Two recent deaths in DeKalb County have fueled the call for the cameras.

In March, a DeKalb County police officer shot and killed Air Force veteran Anthony Hill. Police say he was running through an apartment complex naked when he lunged at the officer.

Charges dropped in alleged Brookhaven rape case


BROOKHAVEN, Ga. – Police have dropped charges against a man accused in an alleged Brookhaven rape.

The alleged bus stop rape made headlines and kept a community on edge for weeks.

Authorities arrested Roberto Gaona-Pina in Alabama last month. Now, police say that the woman who accused him of raping her was not telling the truth.

Rebecca Chase-Williams sworn in as Brookhaven mayor


BROOKHAVEN, GA (WXIA) -- Brookhaven's new mayor was sworn in Tuesday night by Judge Mike Jacobs. Their new mayor may have a name familiar to some who have followed news over the years.

Mayor Rebecca Chase-Williams takes over the reins from J. Max Davis, who, in a letter earlier this month, said he was steppign down from the post to "pursue another opportunity in public service to our community."

Chase-Williams is married to Dick Williams, known as host of WAGA-TV's long-running political talk show, "The Georgia Gang," but that's not where many people will recognize her from. As Rebecca Chase, the new mayor first graced our screens here at 11Alive as a political reporter in the 1970s, before joining ABC News as an award-winning journalist for more than 20 years.

FBI executes pair of search warrants


BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- The FBI performed a pair of search warrants in the metro Atlanta area on Wednesday.

One search took place at a home in Brookhaven; the other happened on the fourth floor of an office building on Buford Highway.

An FBI spokesperson would only confirm that agents were executing a search warrant.


Brookhaven Mayor J. Max Davis resigns


BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- J. Max Davis, the very first mayor of the city of Brookhaven, announced Tuesday that he is stepping down from the position.

Davis said in a letter that he is resigning "to pursue another opportunity in public service to our community."

"My term was due to expire this year, but I want you to know that I have thoroughly enjoyed my work in getting our city started," Davis said in the letter. "It has been my distinct honor to serve as your mayor."

Read the entire letter:

Dear residents and friends,

DNA from Brookhaven rape suspect no match to other cases


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BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- Brookhaven Police said Friday afternoon that according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, preliminary DNA information obtained from Brookhaven rape suspect Roberto Gaona-Pina did not match information tied to similar crimes in Roswell or Norcross.