Solicitor Looks at Bike Fatal Case

Authorities have filed no charges in the April 30 death of Paul Taylor.

The DeKalb County Solicitor's Office is now investigating .

"The matter is under investigation and during that review it will be determined what, if any, charges are appropriate," said Emily Gest, spokeswoman for Solicitor Sherry Boston. She said there's no timetable for the investigation.

Paul Taylor was killed about 6:20 a.m. April 30 on North Decatur Road in Decatur. Police said a pickup truck struck him near the intersection with Willivee Drive.

The truck driver told police . No charges have been filed

The solicitor's office prosecutes misdemeanors.

Other stories about the case:

Taylor was starting a new job the day of fatal crash.

Jonathan Belcher July 03, 2012 at 03:00 PM
I hope the family and friends will find answers and justice with the solicitors. I am skeptical that our government has the ability to seek justice when it comes to protecting its citizens. There has been many tragedies like this across our country. Some states have actively pursued justice for victims. Most play the politically correct card, and as a result our citizens suffer loss unnecessarily. Wake up. What's sad to me is, if this incident had occurred in Mexico and the roles were reversed. The Mexican government would have incarcerated the perpetrator of the accident until the matter was resolved. If the perpetrator was not a citizen and not legal to be in the country, Im sure they would face swift and harsh judgement. My question? Why does Mexico have more strict and defined immigration rules than the U.S.? I'm curious why a third world country has better immigration laws in place to protect its citizens than we do here? Real head scratcher.
Margaret July 03, 2012 at 03:49 PM
Jonathan, in the US legal system, the presumption is that the accused is innocent until proven guilty. This is a very important concept, and it gives law enforcement and prosecutors time to carefully investigate terrible incidents like this one and take action based on a solid case. Should you or your loved one be accused of a crime, I'm sure you wouldn't want to rot in jail until you proved yourself innocent, particularly if the accusation was patently false. Do we really want to model the American legal system on the Mexican system?
Jonathan Belcher July 04, 2012 at 02:11 PM
Well said, I'm 42, in the last 25-30 years I've noticed our society has become extremely dependant on litigation. Look at the huge increase in accident attorneys. I've also noticed several high profile cases where the defendant seemed to be guilty and because of clever attorneys, ended up innocent. We have become very sue happy as a society. Also a society that seems to have an extreme sense of entitlement. Our society has never been so dependant on our government. This is very sad to me. I fear we have lost site of a great presidents words. JFKs quote, Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. This great sentiment has been thrown out with the baby and the bath water. We also seem to pick and choose which laws must be obeyed, and which should be overlooked. Our immigration laws have not been properly followed or enforced since the Eisenhower administration. We were viciously attacked by people who wished to destroy our country and way of life 11 years ago. We still have no control over our borders. When will we as a country react and correct this problem? Will it take another attack on our country? I hope not.


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