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28 September 2008

Sheriff Walking Small Walks Off The Job?

The Clayton News-Daily is reporting that Gov. Perdue has ordered an investigation into the claims that Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill (known around Georgia's political blogosphere as "Walking Small") has cleaned out his desk and walked off the job with about three months left in his term.

Gov. Sonny Perdue has ordered an investigation into reports that Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill has abandoned his office. If the investigation confirms rumors of a cleared-off desk and an AWOL "chief law enforcement officer," the governor could suspend the sheriff during the last two months of Hill's term. [Source: Clayton News-Daily, "State body investigates Sheriff Hill", September 27, 2008]

The Georgia Sheriffs Association requested the investigation into whether Victor Hill has gone AWOL. A three person committee made up of Attorney General Thurbert Baker, Harris County Sheriff Mike Jolley and Butts County Sheriff Gene Pope will look into the matter and make a recommendation to Gov. Perdue as to whether the Clayton County Sheriff should be suspended from office within thirty days.

Click here to read the September 23rd Executive Order appointing a review commission to investigate the alleged vacation of office by Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill.