Court Reporter Relives Every Word Of The Atlanta Public Schools Cheating Trial

May 19, 2016

It's been just over a year since Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter delivered guilty verdicts to eleven educators in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating trial. The trial lasted eight months, the longest in the state's history. The appeals process is set to begin later this year. 

Court reporter Evelyn Parker has worked with Fulton County Superior Court Judge Jerry Baxter for 16 years.
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But first, thousands of pages of testimony need to be transcribed. That task falls to court reporter Evelyn Parker. Each day she relives every moment, every word of the APS trial. 

Producer Linda Chen visited her office at the Fulton County Justice Center Tower and brings us this audio postcard.