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Former cop indicted for lying to federal agents
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Former cop indicted for lying to federal agents

LILBURN, Ga. -- A former DeKalb County police officer has been charged with helping criminals steal a car.

Donald Bristol, 41, of Lilburn was arraigned Tuesday, May 31.

According to U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates, the defendant used his authority as a police officer to help two men hide the fact that they possessed a stolen car.

Bristol also made numerous false statement to law enforcement and used a sensitive database to provide his associates with information about criminal histories and outstanding arrest warrants.

"Our citizens are entitled to police officers who will obey the laws that they have sworn to enforce," Yates said. "Not only did this officer violate the law, but his criminal conduct betrayed the trust of the people of DeKalb County and its police department."

Bristol was indicted by a federal grand jury on Wednesday, May 25.

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