Dekalb Sheriff Masturbates in park, runs from police.
Dekalb Sheriff, Jeff Mann was arrested following allegations of masturbation and running from the police over the weekend.
The initial police reported alleged that the reporting officer was patrolling Piedmont Park on foot in an area known for prostitution, lewd acts, and other sex acts. The officer spotted Sheriff Mann allegedly “touching himself through this clothes” and he observed Mann exit the vehicle. Mann allegedly began walking towards the direction officer while his penis was fully exposed and Mann was “full on masturbating”
The officer attempted to detain Mann and shined his flashlight onto the suspect. “The male immediately fled on foot, I ran behind the male while yelling, Police. Stop!” the arrest report said
The officer stated the suspect continued to flee on foot stopping once to tie his shoes. The chase continued through the park and along 9th Street before the officer finally took Mann into custody.
A statement released by Mann indicated that this was "a misunderstanding" and that he hopes to clear his name. Mann, a Democrat, was elected initially by a special election in 2014 when his predecessor, Sheriff Brown, ran for another office. Mann defeated four Democrats in the May primary and faced Republican Harold Dennis in November 2016. Every Dekalb Sheriff elected to a full term since 1995 has faced criminal charges. Every single Sheriff has been a well supported Democrat and won easily. I guess having that big -D next to your name helps truly putting matters into your own hands and a stroke of the voters allow winning the most powerful law enforcement position in the county.
Editor's Note: One has to wonder why voters blindly vote for a particular party, regardless of the individual running for said office. In our research over the past year there is growing frustration in Dekalb, especially South Dekalb, because of failing infrastructure that deters new businesses, high poverty rates, high foreclosure rate, and an increase in crime. Dekalb is a democrat strong-hold lauded nationally has a model progressive county. Every sheriff since 1995 has faced criminal charges. Dekalb County boasts of the highest number of elected official indicted. However, democrat voters seem to be voting under duress with the threat of "or else" if "we dont elect one of us- we cant let no republican have any of OUR offices" Social media is already a buzz with the expected jokes (and this allegation is no laughing matter) and statements like "we need to make some changes [in Dekalb]" "we cant put up with anymore of this". The worst offenders of crime or corruption in Dekalb County seem to have an overwhelming amount of support from the voters. How can a candidate win an election, easily, and citizens "demand change". Here is a though Dekalb- if you are tired of high crime, losing business, high foreclosures, poor schools, and generally turning Dekalb into a ghetto- perhaps consider STOP VOTING FOR THE SAME PARTY JUST BECAUSE OF THE BIG D NEXT TO THEIR NAME or voting based on race.