Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's notification lost in mail

- The letter notifying the DeKalb County sheriff that his state certification was revoked may have been lost in the mail.

FOX 5 News has learned the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council which certifies law enforcement officers across the state resent the letter to Sheriff Jeffrey Mann.

Once he receives it, Mann will have 30 days to appeal the decision.

A spokesman said Mann is aware of their decision and believes he will file an appeal.

A POST certification is required by the state of Georgia to hold office as sheriff. Mann would have 30 days following official word about the revocation to appeal.

In July, Sheriff Mann pled guilty to misdemeanor charges of prohibitive conduct inside an Atlanta city park and obstruction as part of a plea deal between his attorney and prosecutors. He was sentenced Mann to a 180 day suspended sentence, $2000 fine plus court costs, and 80 hours of community service. He also was banned from all Atlanta parks.

The plea stemmed from a May 6 incident at Piedmont Park. Atlanta Police said Mann exposed himself and then fled from officers. Mann said it was a misunderstanding.

Mann placed himself on suspension for a week in the days following the alleged incident. Georgia Governor Nathan Deal also placed him on a 40-day suspension after a state committee investigated the sheriff’s conduct.

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