Atlanta trooper's death raises questions about high case-dismissal rate

A man who shot an officer walked out of court days earlier in a car-break-in case because the arresting officer failed to testify in court

By Steve Visser
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

ATLANTA — 'Rocket docket' dismissed 40 percent of cases in 2010.

Jonathan English is scheduled for trial today on the Fulton County Superior Court "rocket docket." He hopes, like in many rocket-docket cases, it will be dismissed.

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