LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Former Gwinnett County Police public information officer Brian Kelly was arrested by the Bartow County Sheriff's Office on May 31 and charged with soliciting an act of prostitution.
In a release, Gwinnett County Police public information officer Corporal Jake Smith said they had learned that Kelly had not reported to authorities in Bartow County that he was an officer at the time of his arrest, nor had he reported the arrest to his superiors in Gwinnett County. Gwinnett requires their officers to report an arrest to their superiors immediately.
Kelly resigned in lieu of being fired on Tuesday afternoon. He was a PIO for the Gwinnett County Police Department for from 2008 to 2010, and had been employed as an officer with Gwinnett County since October 2003.