Former Henry County cop pleads guilty

A former Henry County police officer surrendered his right to ever again work in law enforcement in Georgia as part of a plea agreement regarding an incident in 2017. David Rose pled guilty to one count of simple battery in connection to the traffic stop of former NFL player Desmond Marrow.

He was sentenced to 12 months probation, ordered to complete an anger management class and have no contact with the victim. He agreed to give up his POST certification and is prohibited from seeking reinstatement. A Henry County grand jury indicted Rose last year on two counts of violation of oath by a public officer, and one count each of simple battery, false official writings, and making a false statement.

As part of the negotiated plea, the felony charges were dismissed, according to a statement from the Henry County District Attorney’s office. Rose was terminated in 2018 after three years with the HCPD.