Thomas "Brent" Stephens (14456)

4/22/2010: Police say alcohol was involved in the incident that led to Cobb County police Sgt. Brent Stephens' death. Few details, such as how much alcohol was involved, if the pilot was intoxicated or what caused him to pilot his 22-foot "shore boat" into a buoy, knocking Stephens into the dark waters. Cobb police officer Kenneth Paul Reda, 37, was charged with making false statements and obstruction in the drowning death of fellow officer Brent Stephens. Reda pleaded guilty to second degree homicide by vessel, tampering with evidence, violating the oath of a police officer and three counts of making false statements, according to documents filed in Cherokee County Superior Court.

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