A woman who answered the phone at Dorsey’s home Tuesday night said she was not available.
Chief Preston Dorsey, who remains on duty, said he learned about the situation last week from the Henry County district attorney’s office.
“I was taken by complete surprise,” the chief said in a statement. “This is not something I could have ever envisioned.”
Beckett said that he has “absolutely no reason to believe” that the chief was involved or aware of the wife’s actions. Beckett said he continues to have “full support and confidence” in the chief.
“Like a lot of people who know and love Callie, I am hoping for some sort of explanation - something that will help me make sense of this,” the chief said in his statement. “But that has not happened yet.”
The district attorney is handling the investigation and McDonough police are not involved, the chief said.
“There is no actual or potential conflict of interest,” the chief said.
The chief said he will not allow his wife’s termination to affect his ability to do his job. But it is up to the city administrator, mayor and council whether he goes on administrative leave.
Mayor Billy Copeland and Henry County District Attorney Tommy Floyd did not immediately return phone calls Tuesday night.