Drug task force commander resigns amid GBI investigation into missing funds

He was described as a rising star and standout within Henry County law enforcement. Then money went missing.

As a result, Flint Circuit Drug Task Force commander Maj. Chad Rosborough resigned the day after being placed on administrative leave by the McDonough Police Department pending a GBI investigation into the matter, Channel 2 Action News reported.

“When we heard these allegations, it’s just like a numbing effect when they’re telling you about a member of your team who has been with you for a long, long time,” McDonough police Chief Preston Dorsey, who placed Rosborough on leave last week, told Channel 2.

Task force agents alerted Dorsey about the possible money mishandling, which led to an emergency meeting of the task force’s board, Channel 2 reported. Dorsey said the allegations were hard to hear considering Rosborough, who recently graduated from the FBI National Academy, had an excellent reputation.

“The day he became the commander, that unit really took off,” Dorsey told Channel 2. “Very organized, very well-known throughout the state of Georgia, and Chad just did an outstanding job for us.”

McDonough police Chief Preston Dorsey

Credit: Channel 2 Action News

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Credit: Channel 2 Action News

The board, which consists of members from the Henry County, McDonough, Hampton and Locust Grove police departments as well as the sheriff’s office, district attorney’s office and solicitor general’s office, voted unanimously to ask to GBI to investigate.

Dorsey said it will be reported to the Police Officers Standards and Training (POST) organization as a resignation in lieu of termination.

Among the allegations, Rosborough allegedly used a government purchasing card for personal items, Channel 2 reported. GBI spokeswoman Nelly Miles confirmed to AJC.com that the agency has opened a criminal investigation.

District Attorney Darius Pattillo sent Channel 2 a statement that said, “The GBI is investigating a report of missing funds at the Flint Circuit Drug Task Force. We will review the GBI’s findings once their investigation is complete and determine next steps for potential prosecution.”

Rosborough did not return Channel 2’s requests for comment.

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