DA's OFFICE NOMINATED FOR AN "EMMY"
Prestigious Recognition for Annual ‘A Voice for Victims’ Video Vignettes
Atlanta- The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office has been nominated for an Emmy Award from the Southeast Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The nomination is for a series of video vignettes produced in conjunction with the District Attorney’s annual “A Voice for Victims” awards program.
Now in its 15th year, “A Voice for Victims” honors law enforcement personnel and citizen heroes who risk their lives and/or personal safety for the benefit of others. The heroic deeds of each citizen honoree are chronicled in a video vignette which airs during the ceremony. For the first time in the history of the program, those vignettes were converted into a half-hour television program and broadcast on Fulton Government Television (FGTV) in November 2011. The following vignettes were submitted for Emmy consideration in the Public/Current/Community Affairs category.
Dean Moore- The Morehouse College student who saved a stranger from a sexual assault. Moore wrestled a knife-wielding attacker away from the victim, ultimately saving her life.
Michael Reed & Daniel Frisch- The citizen heroes came to the rescue of an Atlanta Police Officer who was under attack by a suspect. The men radioed for help and held the suspect down until back-up arrived.
Jessica Maple- The 12-year-old Junior DA who rose to national fame after solving the burglary of her great-grandmother’s South Georgia home---confronting a suspect and beating police to the punch in the process.
The nominees were announced in early May with the DA’s Office vying for the Emmy against four television competitors---a unique matchup. The Office ultimately did not win the coveted Emmy award but District Attorney Howard is nonetheless honored.
“I am not aware of any other District Attorney’s Office in the Country that has either been nominated or awarded an Emmy. The mere notion that we were considered is an honor. We prosecute criminals for a living, not produce television programming. But this recognition is special because we are highlighting the good deeds of citizen heroes who have done extraordinary deeds on behalf of victims. By honoring the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office in this manner, the Academy also honors these very special men and women who represent the very best of humanity and for that we are thankful,” says Howard.