Charges dropped against woman accused of interfering with signs - CBS46 News

Charges dropped against woman accused of interfering with campaign signs

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STOCKBRIDGE, GA (CBS46) -

A woman accused of posing as an officer and ordering people to take down campaign signs has been cleared of charges.

A Henry County grand jury found there was not enough evidence against Sahar Hekmati to proceed with a trial.

Hekmati was arrested last October and accused of posing as a Stockbridge code enforcement officer.

The Henry County District Attorney's Office said Hekmati went to various shops at a local strip mall and told the people who work there to take down the signs.

The grand jury, however, decided the evidence against Hekmati was too thin.

Hekmati said she is relieved the charges were dropped, but she still had to live with the humiliation of being arrested in front of her children.

"Wow! It's a nightmare especially when you hear your little ones are screaming your name," Hekmati said.

When asked if she impersonated an officer or ordered anyone to remove signs, Hekmati responded "never, never. I've never removed any campaign signs from anywhere."

Hekmati plans to sue for false arrest.

She wants "justice to prevail, truth to come out," Hekmati said.

The Henry County District Attorney's Office confirms it will not pursue any more charges against Hekmati if no new evidence is presented.

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