Posted: Feb 20, 2015
By Adam Murphy
By Rodney Harris
DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA (CBS46) - A CBS46 investigation first revealed how officers were questioned after an engagement ring disappeared during a traffic stop.
We have learned that one of those officers failed a polygraph test, but was still cleared.
Douglasville police conducted an internal investigation into some of its officers following the traffic stop.
Officers arrested two men for trafficking methamphetamine, but the bust ended in questionable fashion.
"Oh, this dude was getting married to somebody. It's an engagement ring," said Officer Justin Manwaring with the Douglasville Police Department. Manwaring was captured on video during the traffic stop.
Suspect Timothy Brown said the ring belonged to him, an expensive piece of property that was never returned.
"This type of thing undermines trust," said Kenneth Muhammad, who is Brown's attorney.
Muhammad said someone should be held accountable for the missing ring.
"Here, it's pretty clear. There was video and discussion of a ring. The ring is now gone," Muhammad added.
It turns out the officers on scene failed to document the engagement ring on the vehicle impound sheet.