Georgia director of Bureau of Investigations set to serve as superior court judge

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The director of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will depart his situation to serve as a excellent courtroom decide, the governor’s workplace declared Friday.

Gov. Brian Kemp appointed Vic Reynolds, GBI director because February 2019, to serve on the Cobb County Remarkable Courtroom. Prior to his appointment as GBI director, Reynolds was Cobb County district attorney, and experienced beforehand served as a police officer, chief justice of the peace judge in Cobb County and as a lawyer in personal exercise.

As GBI director, Reynolds oversaw the investigation that led to fees and finally convictions of 3 white adult men who chased and killed Ahmaud Arbery. As Cobb County district legal professional, he led the high-profile prosecution of Justin Ross Harris, whose murder conviction for leaving his son in a very hot auto was thrown out Wednesday. The Ga Supreme Court docket explained prosecutors introduced proof of Harris’ sexual things to do that was “incredibly and unfairly prejudicial.”

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The GBI of Georgia is leaving to come to be a decide on the exceptional courtroom.

Kemp also appointed Julie Adams Jacobs to serve as a Cobb County Excellent Court docket decide. Jacobs is deputy attorney standard of the commercial transactions and litigation division of the state attorney general’s business, exactly where she has labored considering that 2003. 

She has been accountable for management of the point out government’s fiscal and residence pursuits in the locations of enterprise and finance, tax, serious home, development, and transportation. She also represented point out businesses and authorities in a variety of issues.

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