DeKalb sheriff accused of exposing himself apologizes

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann is seen in an undated photo provided by the Atlanta Department of Corrections. Mann was arrested Saturday, May 7, 2017, on indecency, obstruction charges after he exposed himself to a police officer in an Atlanta park and then led the officer on a foot chase, according to a police report. (Atlanta Department of Corrections via AP)

ATLANTA | A Georgia sheriff accused of exposing himself in a public park in Atlanta has apologized to his constituents but said he plans to remain in his job.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann stood next to his attorney Noah Pines during a press conference Friday as Pines read a statement from Mann.

Mann was arrested May 6 after a police officer said Mann exposed himself to the officer in Piedmont Park and then ran, leading the officer on a chase.


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The statement said Mann apologizes for the “unfavorable light” cast on the county by his arrest.

The newspaper reports that Pines also sent the governor a letter saying he believes the governor was wrong to convene a three-person panel to investigate the charges against Mann.

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