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Report: DeKalb Sheriff Mann pleads guilty to ‘prohibited conduct’ in Piedmont Park

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Report: DeKalb Sheriff Mann pleads guilty to ‘prohibited conduct’ in Piedmont Park

Jeff Mann, DeKalb County Sheriff
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Jeff Mann, DeKalb County Sheriff

Sheriff Jeff Mann has pleaded guilty to obstruction and prohibited conduct stemming from his May arrest for public indecency in May, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

The chargers were reduced and Mann will pay a $2,000 fine and have to perform 80 hours of community service. The city banned him from its parks for six months, the AJC reported. To read the full story, click here.

The incident that led to his suspension occurred in early May. According to a police report, Mann was arrested after an officer allegedly saw him masturbating and walking in the officer’s direction. The report alleges he ran from the Atlanta Police officer before being apprehended. Mann’s office has said the sheriff is “working to clear these charges.” In response to the incident, he suspended himself for one week with pay, May 27 through June 4, before Gov. Nathan Deal suspended him for 40 days starting June 13. He was paid during the suspension.

Mann returned to work this week.

The governor issued the order after receiving a recommendation from a committee with three members: Attorney General Chris Carr, Peach County Sheriff Terry Deese and Sheriff Ezell Brown of Newton County. Deal had the authority to suspend Mann for up to 90 days.

Decaturish has asked Mann’s office for a comment  and will update this story when the Sheriff responds.


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