DeKalb Sherriff Jeffrey Mann

DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann has pleaded guilty to allegedly exposing himself to an undercover officer then fleeing from arrest at Piedmont Park.

Mann was sentenced in Atlanta Municipal Court to 80 hours of community service and to pay a $2,000 fine, according to the AJC. He is also not allowed to visit city of Atlanta parks for six months.

He was originally charged with indecency and obstruction, but prosecutors agreed to change the indecency charge to prohibited conduct, for being in the park after dark.

Mann was arrested May 6 by an Atlanta Police officer after the officer stated he was patrolling in Piedmont Park “in an area known for sexual acts after dark.” When the officer confronted Mann, the sheriff ran from the park and a foot chase ensued. He was charged with public indecency and obstruction.

In late May, Mann decided to voluntarily suspend himself for one week for “conduct unbecoming.” Gov. Nathan Deal also suspended Mann for 40 days.

Dyana Bagby

Dyana Bagby is a staff writer for Reporter Newspapers and Atlanta Intown.