Mike Bowers, one of the investigators of DeKalb County government.

A long-awaited report about DeKalb County government ethics and corruption will not be released this week as previously announced and is being pushed back to October, according to ajc.com.

Investigators Mike Bowers and Richard Hyde have debated a release date for the report with DeKalb Interim CEO Lee May, who hired them. May considers the report late. Bowers and Hyde have given various potential release dates. Early last month, they issued a preview letter alleging that the county’s government is “rotten to the core” with waste, fraud, bribery and other issues.

John Ruch

John Ruch is an Atlanta-based journalist. Previously, he was Managing Editor of Reporter Newspapers.