ATLANTA (AP) - An analysis of cases from the past several years found that the Georgia Office of the Inspector General uncovered wrongdoing or exposed weaknesses in state agencies an average of about four times a year.
The analysis by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution was based on 992 complaints the agency received since 2006.
William Perry, executive director of Common Cause Georgia, says it is surprising that wrongdoing isn't found more often by the office.
Georgia Inspector General Deron Hicks says the agency's investigators spend much of their time running down complaints that don't pan out. He adds that most complaints are referred or turned down because his office either doesn't have the authority to investigate or they aren't worthy.
Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com
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