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DeKalb police officer arrested for interfering with officers

5:27 PM, May 25, 2012   |    comments
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TUCKER, Ga. - Police in DeKalb County arrested a fellow officer who they said interfered with a police investigation in Lithonia on Friday.

Police said they were looking into reports of terroristic threats involving Cherise McMoore, 33, of Lithonia. While at her home in the 6700 block of Browns Mill Ferry Road in Lithonia Friday, McMoore came home with who police described as her companion, 42-year-old Sgt. Jerry R. Banks.

Investigators said Banks was taken into custody after they said he interfered with their investigation.

Banks has been charged with obstructing or hindering law enforcement officers. McMoore was also taken into custody, and has been charged with terroristic threats and acts.

Police said Banks has been an officer with the DeKalb County Police Department since 1994.

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