A decision on a lawsuit filed by former DeKalb County Police Chief Terrell Bolton against the county is pending after the case was heard May 10 in Superior Court.
Meanwhile, Bolton filed a police report May 10 with the Decatur Police Department alleging he was held against his will by county officials in February of 2009. According to reports, Bolton claims he was held against his will for several hours by DeKalb CEO Burrell Ellis, Sheriff Thomas Brown and Chief Operating Officer Keith Barker.
Bolton was fired in 2009 by Ellis for insubordination, misuse of county property and acts unbecoming an officer.
“Last year, CEO Ellis clearly articulated with supporting facts the reason for Mr. Bolton’s termination as DeKalb County’s Police Chief,” county spokeswoman Sheila Edwards said. “His current allegations are completely false.”
The sheriff’s office also responded to the allegations.
“Sheriff Brown will not dignify that with a response,” said sheriff’s office spokeswoman Mikki Jones.