ALPHARETTA, Ga. — Alpharetta’s deputy director of public safety has been suspended pending an investigation into allegations of electronic threats and invasion of privacy.
The City of Alpharetta placed Wes McCall, who also serves as a member of the Forsyth County Schools Board of Education, on paid administrative leave on June 5.
The action came two days after a woman contacted the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office to report that members of the Pleasant Manor Estates subdivision’s homeowners association had unlawfully gained access to other members’ social media accounts. The allegations also claim members obtained, cropped and edited images to start group texts for others to comment on them.
Charges lodged at some of the group members include unlawful surveillance, invasion of privacy, terroristic threats and pornography.
McCall was one of the members named in the allegations.
Alpharetta City Administrator James Drinkard said in a statement that the city is aware of the allegations and, in accordance with the city’s policies, McCall has been placed on paid administrative leave until the investigation has been completed. The city will respond appropriately he said.
“Until that time, the city will have no further comment about this matter,” Drinkard said in the statement.
McCall has worked with the city of Alpharetta for more than two decades after starting his career with the Alpharetta Fire Department.