Dekalb County Police Officer arrested for trying to bribe a fellow officer
Zachary Kronenberger quietly hung his head during his first court appearance Friday. The four-year veteran is charged with trying to bribe one of his colleagues on the force.
According to department officials, on Jan. 5, Kronenberger offered another officer $500 cash to drop four traffic tickets against another man -- Mohammed Al-Margri. Kronenberger's relationship to Al-Margri is unclear. The other officer's name was not released.
Kronenberger officially is charged with violating his oath and trying to influence another officer. Both charges are felonies. Friday night, Magistrate Judge Vincent Crawford bound the case over to Superior Court. Kronenberger was ordered held on $4,000 bond.
DeKalb police spokesman Sgt. Charles Dedrick said his department was moving quickly on the case.
"After speaking with Chief Graham, he stated that this will not be tolerated and that this investigation will be expedited," Dedrick said.
The department has suspended Kronenberger pending the outcome of the investigation.