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Crime History: Ex-sheriff arrested for successor's assassination

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On this day, Nov. 30, in 2001, former Georgia Sheriff Sidney Dorsey was arrested and charged with murder in the slaying of Sheriff-elect Derwin Brown , who had defeated Dorsey in a bitter election. Dorsey, the first black sheriff of DeKalb County and the husband of an Atlanta city councilwoman, ordered the hit on the 46-year-old Brown, who was shot 12 times in front of his home in...