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Investigators Search County CEO's Home

DeKalb County authorities executed search warrants Monday morning at the home and office of Burrell Ellis.

DeKalb County investigators searched the home and office of county CEO Burrell Ellis on Monday morning.

From a story in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution:

Three unmarked police cars were parked outside Ellis’s home in the Southland subdivision, Channel 2 said.

The search comes on the same day as Ellis testified before a special grand jury investigating county watershed operations.

Ellis appeared before local media shortly before 1 p.m. and said he's unaware of any wrongdoing by him or those within his office related to the department's bidding. He also said he hasn't had any inappropriate contact with county vendors that do business with the department.

"We're just going to continue to cooperate [with the investigation]," Ellis said. "I don't know that I'm a target. … It's a pretty broad warrant they've issued."

He also so he was concerned for his visiting 83-year-old mother, who was the only person at his home when the search started. He and his department have cooperated with District Attorney Robert James' investigation since its beginning, he said.

"I'm not sure why they chose to do it that way, but they did," Ellis said of the morning search.

District 2 Commissioner Jeff Rader, in a brief phone interview, said it was too soon to comment.

"I really can't react to it," he said. "I really don't know any more than you do."

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jimmie January 08, 2013 at 09:26 PM
Okay Rob..what exactly did you bring to the table or did Burrell bring to the table that caused your opinion to be that he is not just the newest vernon jones thug wanna be?
jimmie January 08, 2013 at 10:26 PM
@oakie.. you is dumb and dumber!
Sally January 09, 2013 at 01:18 PM
So Jonathan, your saying we should just shut up because we don't live in Tikrit? Well you can accept it. This is not what I moved to Dekalb County for.
Jonathan Cribbs January 09, 2013 at 02:03 PM
I was not saying that.
Teresa January 09, 2013 at 11:57 PM
Let's think about the children of The Dekalb County School System (Probation) and prepare for the outcome of Ellis.

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