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Derwin Brown murdered
August 8, 2000 Veteran Dekalb County policeman Derwin Brown defeats incumbent Sidney Dorsey in a run-off election
  Derwin Brown murdered
December 15, 2000 DeKalb County sheriff-elect Derwin Brown murdered in his driveway
  Derwin Brown murdered
  DeKalb County, Georgia
April 12, 2001 Derwin Brown is honored when Dekalb County's Candler Road police building is named in his memory
  Derwin Brown murdered
November 30, 2001 Former Dekalb County Sheriff Sidney Dorsey and two others are charged in the murder of Derwin Brown, who had been elected to replace Dorsey as sheriff.
  Derwin Brown murdered
  DeKalb County, Georgia
April 23, 2002 Change of venue from Dekalb County to Dougherty County for the Derwin Brown murder trial
  Dougherty County, Georgia
  Derwin Brown murdered
July 10, 2002 Dorsey convicted of the murder of Derwin Brown
  Derwin Brown murdered


DeKalb County sheriff elect Derwin Brown was gunned down in his own driveway on a fog-shrouded, rainy night shortly before Christmas. He had recently informed 38 people that they would be losing their jobs in Brown's effort to clean up the department. Police suspected four men of the crime, including the man Brown was set to replace, David Ramsey.




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