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Gov. Deal suspends DeKalb County sheriff after indecency charge

Posted June 13

— Gov. Nathan Deal has suspended DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann following an incident involving the sheriff at an Atlanta Park in May.

According to a police report, an officer patrolling Piedmont Park noticed Mann fondling himself. The officer wrote that Mann, who was unidentified at the time, started to walk toward the officer and then completely exposed his genitals as he continued to fondle himself. According to the report, Mann came within a few feet of the bicycle officer when the officer pointed his flashlight at him. That's when he's accused of taking off and running.

Mann pleaded not guilty to public indecency and obstruction.

The sheriff self-imposed a suspension on himself that has since ended. However, after an investigation, Gov. Deal has suspended him for 40 days effective June 13.

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