“It remains to be seen whats going to come out of it,” Brown said, adding that he has “never heard anything about the Stone Mountain Police Department that would give pause to the citizens of that beautiful city.”
However, Brown said he plans on "creating a new mindset within the police department." That includes considering former President Barack Obama's challenge for local police departments to review and reform their use-of-force policies.
Brown stepped down as sheriff in 2014 to launch a congressional bid, though he lost that contest to incumbent Rep. Hank Johnson.
Since then, Brown has consulted for the healthcare company Wellpath, helping connect them with local sheriff’s offices, including in Cobb, Cherokee and Rockdale, he said. He has also helped evaluate the police department for city of Covington, which he said was similar to what he will do in Stone Mountain.
Brown also founded the Havana Cigar Lounge & Kitchen in Sandy Springs last year, but he said that business recently closed for good due to the coronavirus pandemic.
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