“I appreciate the quick attention the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and District Attorney Danny Porter gave to the investigation of the occurrences leading up to my improper arrest for DUI on June 28, 2010. Although I knew that I would be exonerated of all charges arising from the arrest, I remain concerned about the circumstances which led to the false allegations made against me, particularly with the detailed arrest report authorized by Deputy Cummings. In light of the truth, it is clear that the Sheriff’s Department’s arrest report was designed solely to embarrass me and my family. Had I not submitted to the State-administered breath/blood test, I likely would have been wrongfully convicted of DUI based upon a false report.
“I am deeply disappointed in Sheriff Conway’s response to the GBI report, which clearly exposes the irregular procedures, questionable motive, poor judgment and discrepancies in the statement of those individuals involved in my arrest. Rather than taking appropriate action against those who are responsible for this debacle, the Sheriff plans to use hundreds of thousands of dollars in public funds to buy equipment and train staff to perform tasks outside of his department’s constitutional functions.
“Announcing further training and additional expenditures does not address the Sheriff’s Department’s misuse of arrest powers to harass and attempt to wrongly convict an individual. The Sheriff’s actions and his response do not assure me that something like this will not happen again to me, my family or other citizens of Gwinnett County. I continue to seek those assurances.”