Part IV: ‘Peace of mind’ for sex predators

Aug 13, 2021
Key Points
  • 600 sex predators off ankle monitors across Georgia by year’s end.
  • No legal fix from state lawmakers nearly two years later.
  • Police rely on registrations and house checks for predators.
Many sheriffs and district attorneys in Georgia say they’ve come to grips with the ankle monitors’ loss, noting the need to balance privacy rights with public safety. Some, like Chatham County Sheriff John Wilcher, see little cause to argue with court judgments. “If it’s court ordered and I take it off, I don’t question none ...