“That’s what you are charged to do,”she said, turning to Sosebee,
“To serve the people, whether they be rich, poor; whether they be white, black, purple, red or yellow. You’ve been given the opportunity. And in a few minutes you will take the oath agreeing to do so.”The Judge delivered two oaths: the oath of office and the loyalty oath. Hand on The Holy Bible, Sosebee swore to uphold the duties of office, the Georgia Constitution and the U.S. Constitution.
“The most important qualities in terms of making a decision for him to be the chief investigator (are) the years of experience, his reputation (and) frankly what I know his work ethic to be and the way he approaches cases.”Before he was tapped as chief investigator, Arp served as Chief of Police of East Ellijay. Arp has also served as Fannin County Deputy Sheriff, Senior Investigator at DeKalb County Juvenile Court Solicitor’s Office and Patrol Officer for the City of Blue Ridge.
“What I would like to see in the first part of my term,”she said
“is to go through and look at all the existing cases and evaluate them and determine whether or not we believe there is legally admissible evidence that would lead to a conviction.”She also said she and her staff have re-structured the way cases are evaluated.
“I look forward to serving the people of Fannin, Gilmer, and Pickens Counties with fairness and integrity as your district attorney,”she said.