GBI: Former Woodstock police officer arrested amid stalking allegations
WOODSTOCK, Ga. (Atlanta News First) - A former Woodstock police officer is facing several charges, including invasion of privacy, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI).
Kyle Koester, a Woodstock attorney representing an alleged stalking victim, told Atlanta News First that Robert William Brown continued to track his client after a routine traffic stop while he was an officer with the Woodstock Police Department. On Thursday, Brown, 27, was charged with three counts of computer invasion of privacy, making false statements to law enforcement and violation of oath by a public officer, the GBI said.
Woodstock Police declined an on-camera interview but told Atlanta News First that Brown resigned from the department on Oct. 11 as part of an internal investigation into the stalking allegations.
Koester claimed Brown would “pop up” where his client was from time to time and on Sept. 15, he is believed to have shown up at her door unannounced in uniform at 1:15 a.m.
Koester provided Atlanta News First with RING camera footage that showed Brown at the alleged victim’s door.
The GBI said in October, it was asked to investigate “allegations of criminal misconduct” by Brown.
Koester said that the woman filed a stalking temporary protective order against Brown in October.
A Cherokee County Superior Court judge signed that order on Oct. 17.
According to the GBI, Brown is believed to have “illegally obtained” personal information on two people sometime between December 2022 and September of this year and made false statements to the agency during its investigation.
Brown was taken to the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center.
According to the City of Woodstock’s Facebook page, Brown was sworn in as an officer in June 2019.
In April 2022, he was honored with a Woodstock Police Department’s Life Saving Award.
Once its investigation is done, the case will be turned over to the Cherokee County District Attorney’s Office, according to the GBI.
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