Former Fulton County Deputy Sheriff Reginald Warren pleaded guilty in federal court to charges that he demanded bribe payments from security officers assigned to work at the City of Atlanta's public swimming pools.
According to United States Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, the charges and other information presented in court: During the summer of 2011, while Warren was employed as a deputy with the Fulton County Sheriff’s Office, he contracted with the City of Atlanta to coordinate and supervise security at the City’s public swimming pools.
In that capacity, Warren hired a number of security officers and scheduled them to work various shifts at pools located throughout the city. Soon after the officers were hired, Warren demanded payments from at least three officers in exchange for continuing to schedule them for more work. Over a three-month period, Warren, 50, of Covington, Ga., accepted thousands of dollars in kickbacks.
“Those who work within the law enforcement community must maintain the public’s trust and respect,” said Yates in a news release. “By entering his guilty plea, he acknowledges he violated his oath of office and betrayed those he promised to protect.”