The documents released Tuesday include a letter from Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr to Gov. Nathan Deal outlining the case against Mann.
“The sheriff’s behavior demonstrated a lack of respect for law enforcement and for the office Sheriff Mann holds,” according to the June 8 letter, which led to a 40-day suspension of Mann. “Sheriff Mann’s flight from Officer (Sherrod) Snell in the park and in the surrounding neighborhood could have placed the lives of the pursuing officer, himself and other citizens at risk that night.”
Mann pleaded guilty to charges of obstruction and prohibited conduct July 27, and was sentenced to pay fines of $2,000 and serve 80 hours of community service.
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Attorney Noah Pines (left) and Dekalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann (right) walk into the courtroom at the Atlanta Municipal Court in Atlanta on July 27, 2017. DeKalb County Sheriff Jeff Mann pleaded guilty to charges of obstruction and prohibited conduct stemming from his arrest in Piedmont Park. (Photo by Rebecca Breyer)