In June 2013, firefighters arrived at Dodds’ practice to find Miami businesswoman Erica Beaubrun lying in a pool of blood after a buttocks reduction procedure. She similarly went into cardiac arrest, according to a police report.
Dodds' clinic closed and, after a 2015 hearing, the state revoked Dodds' medical license. Dodds' medical license was also revoked in Pennsylvania and South Carolina.
Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds told Channel 2 this case has troubled him since 2013, but he made the decision to drop the charges because he didn’t think the case could be made in a criminal situation.
“The buck stops with me,” Reynolds told the news station. “It's my decision — and it's not an easy decision; it's not a decision that I like and it's a decision that weighs on me."
Audrey Jenkins, whose sister April died in Dodds’ clinic, said she accepts Reynolds’ decision.
“I think the district attorney did what he thought was best for the case to proceed or not to proceed, so I'm not disappointed or angry about that,” Jenkins told Channel 2.
The Jenkins family still has a civil lawsuit pending against Dodds.