Waiters was shot twice in the back at close range while lying on the ground and being handcuffed by a Union City police officer on Dec. 14, 2011. There were no witnesses to the shooting. Officer Luther Lewis claimed Waiters went for his gun and in May 2012 a Fulton County grand jury declined to indict the officer for murder and seven other felonies.
Howard declined to give a time table for when he planned re-present the Waiters case to a new grand jury, other than to say he planned to do so “in a short amount of time.”
“We are moving forward with the investigation,” Howard said. “We are on it.”