LaGrange's top cop hired to review Jorelys Rivera investigation

CHEROKEE COUNTY NEWS 6:19 p.m. Thursday, December 29, 2011

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Canton has hired LaGrange Police Chief Louis Dekmar to review its police department's handling of the Jorelys Rivera investigation.

Dekmar will examine how Canton police conducted the search for the 7-year-old girl, who was abducted and slain at her apartment complex earlier this month. A maintenance man, Ryan Brunn, 20, is in jail facing murder charges for allegedly raping, beating and stabbing Jorelys before dumping her body in a trash compactor.

Canton Mayor Gene Hobgood called for a review of the police response Dec. 15 after questions were raised by several members of the community, including Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison.


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