- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 11, 2017

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. (AP) - Henry County’s first black prosecutor will be sworn in Thursday.

District Attorney Darius Pattillo will be sworn-in at 5:30 p.m. at the Merle Manders Conference Center in Stockbridge. The event is open to the public.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution (https://on-ajc.com/2iZ7Skn ) reports Pattillo will be sworn in by DeKalb County Superior Court Judge Tangela M. Barrie.

A graduate of the University of Georgia School of Law, Pattillo was elected in November. He brings 14 years of experience as a prosecutor with the DeKalb County District Attorney’s Office, spending the latter part of his career serving as deputy chief assistant district attorney of DeKalb’s juvenile division.

Pattillo also has served as a high school mock trial coach, college criminal justice instructor and volunteer at his alma mater, Therrell High School in Atlanta.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, https://www.ajc.com


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