Wednesday, May 11, 2022

Cobb County Sheriff Gropes Judge Hatchett

A Cobb County Sheriff has been charged with sexual battery after groping Judge Glenda Hatchett at a sheriff's convention...

The Cobb County Solicitor’s Office has officially charged a Georgia sheriff accused of groping a prominent former judge.
Prosecutors said former Bleckley County Sheriff Kris Coody groped Judge Glenda Hatchett at a sheriff’s convention earlier this year.
Channel 2′s Cobb County Bureau Chief Michele Newell spoke to Thomas Brown, the former sheriff of DeKalb County, who is listed as a witness to the incident.
Brown said he’s not just a witness, but had to physically intervene.
Brown said that remembering that day brings back many unsettling feelings.
Brown said that Hatchett was his guest at the conference, and that Coody groped Hatchett as he was introducing her to sheriffs at the Renaissance Atlanta Waverly Bar.
Brown said three sheriffs came to the standup table, including Coody and the president of the Georgia Sheriff’s Association. Brown said he turned his head away from Coody and Hatchett as they were talking.
“As I turned to my left to focus back on the two of them, I saw his hand go down on her left breast,” Brown said. “I grabbed his arm threw it off of her chest and basically said, ‘What are you (adjective) think you’re doing?’ and that’s basically where it ended.”
Coody has since been charged with sexual battery.