Rookie cop cleared of charges, returns to work

A Clayton County police officer who had been accused of burglarizing his wife’s home and forcing her into a closet was cleared of any wrongdoing, officials told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Donnail Demens was arrested by Suwanee police in February on accusations he forced his wife inside a closet in front of her child. Demens was cleared of the accusations last week, Gwinnett County Chief Assistant District Attorney Dan Mayfield said.

Demens had faced false imprisonment and child cruelty charges. The woman signed an affidavit to dismiss the charges.

Clayton County police placed him on administrative duty pending the outcome of the case. He had been with the department since September and was in the field training program, The AJC previously reported.

He has since returned to full duty, Clayton County police Sgt. Ashanti Marbury confirmed.

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