DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - A candidate for the first-ever mayor of the new City of Stonecrest in southeast DeKalb County is speaking out, after someone sent out mailers he calls false and malicious.
The mailer clearly portrays Charles Hill as mentally ill. He told Channel 2’s Rikki Klaus the allegations are all lies.
"I'm not dissuaded," Hill told Klaus.
The mailer appeared in his neighbors' mailboxes, calling Hill mentally ill, bipolar and manic depressive.
"This flier is malicious in its intent. It's totally inaccurate. I have no history or record of mental illness," Hill said.
The mailer shows Hill's photo next to a picture of Anthony Hill, a veteran shot two years ago while naked and unarmed. The DeKalb County police officer responsible for his death has been indicted.
"The photo of Anthony Hill moments before he was shot and killed, this is totally unacceptable and the folks that are responsible for it, they're going to be held accountable," Hill said.
Klaus showed the flier to people in DeKalb County’s newest city.
"It's just dirty politics," one person told Klaus. "It's really sad."
Klaus went to the return address printed on the flier. It's a wooded lot.
Hill does not yet know who printed the flier. He plans to track them down, hire an attorney and seek damages.
The mayoral election is Tuesday.