DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Authorities remained quiet two days after DeKalb County's sheriff was arrested and accused of exposing himself in Piedmont Park.
According to an Atlanta Police report, DeKalb County Sheriff Jeffrey Mann was spotted by an officer in an area of the park "known for sexual acts after dark". The officer said that he saw Mann touch himself inappropriately and then expose himself.
The officer said he shined his flashlight on Mann and the sheriff fled. According the report, Mann ran across 10th Street but finally surrendered when he noticed the officer was closing the gap.
As they walked back of the patrol car, the officer said that Mann asked to speak to the officer's supervisor. When they reached the Atlanta Police precinct at CNN headquarters, Mann was allowed to speak to the officer's supervisor.
The DeKalb County Sheriff's Office issued a short statement acknowledging the arrest and saying ""the City of Atlanta Police Department on charges of indecency and obstruction. He is working with City of Atlanta to clear these charges."
Back in November, Mann was re-elected as the county's sheriff with 80 percent of the vote. He had been appointed to fill the remaining term of then-Sheriff Tom Brown in March 2014 before winning a special run-off election in July 2014.
Mann did not report to work Monday morning. Atlanta Police have declined comment on the arrest, saying it's an ongoing investigation.
Mann is DeKalb County’s 49th sheriff, and has served in the department for 10 years, including as chief of staff and as chief deputy.
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