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Lilburn resident, former DeKalb cop sentenced on federal charges

ATLANTA -- Lilburn resident and former DeKalb County police officer Donald Bristol was sentenced to more than a year in prison Tuesday.

Bristol, 41, pleaded guilty on charges accusing him of helping criminal suspects possess and hide a stolen vehicle, using access to a law enforcement database to provide others with information and lying to federal agents during the subsequent investigation.

On Tuesday, he was sentenced to one year and one day in prison, to be followed by three years of supervised release. Bristol was also ordered to pay a $3,000 fine.

"The citizens of DeKalb County deserve better than this," U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates said. "During Bristol's tenure as a police officer, he violated the laws that he had sworn to enforce. This sentence should serve as a stark reminder that no one is above the law."