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Timeline of Victor Hill case

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill is on trial for corruption charges. Jury selection began Monday.

August 5 | Jury selection begins in Victor Hill trial

Hill is accused of using his office for personal gain while previously serving as sheriff from 2005 to 2008. He denies any wrongdoing. If convicted, he will be removed from office.

August 4 | Hill in court for hearing ahead of corruption trial

Hill was in court Friday morning for a pre-trial hearing, days ahead of the start of his corruption trial.

July 3 | Judge declines to remove Victor Hill from sheriff's office

While under criminal indictment with no authority to make arrests, Clayton County Probate Judge Pam Ferguson said Hill's certification was only suspended, rather than revoked. 

More than 300 potential jurors could be summoned in early August to the start of the trial.

April 29 | Judge throws out case on Hill decision 

Judge Kelly Lee said Georgia law regarding the governor's obligation to appoint a review commission to look into the suspension of an indicted public official appears to apply when the official is indicted while in office.

January 3 | No panel to remove Sheriff Hill

Governor Nathan Deal did not appoint a panel to examine whether to remove Hill from office.

January 2 | Hill takes office, shakes up staff

There were no snipers on the roof of the courthouse, no flashy entrance this time for Hill on the first business day of his second term as Clayton County's sheriff. Staff said he spent much of the day working out of the office.

December 13 | Hill sworn in 

Hill officially took an oath of office and was sworn into his position. 

November 7, 2012 | Hill wins re-election as Clayton County Sheriff

After nobody won a majority of the votes cast in the July primary, Hill defeated Sheriff Kem Kimbrough in a runoff election. They both led highly publicized campaigns with public attacks and no-show debates.

Just five days before, voters ran into challenges as they approached the old historic courthouse. The majority voted for Hill over a write-in vote for Garland Watkins. Hill stayed hopeful to win the election

August 22 | Victor Hill: A sheriff without a badge and a gun?

By electing Victor Hill sheriff, Clayton County voters would have a sheriff lacking a badge and a gun, said a spokesman for the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. POST certifies law enforcement officers in Georgia.

August 21 | Victor Hill claims victory in Clayton Co. Sheriff runoff

Victor Hill claimed a tough runoff battle for Clayton County Sheriff.

August 20 | Misconduct charges fly in final Clayton Sheriff debate

Sheriff Kimbrough said crime and the management of criminals ought to be the biggest issue in his race against former sheriff Hill. The Thursday before, the candidates for Clayton County Sheriff took to television for a debate, when they exchanged accusations about each other, their conduct and ability to run office. 

January 20 | Hill in jail, says he's "resting" 

"Let me just say to you: I'm not guilty. I'm still running for sheriff of Clayton County," Hill said. "This is politically motivated," he said, referring to his arrest and indictment. He was seen leaving jail later that afternoon

January 18 | Grand Jury hears case against former Sheriff Victor Hill

A grand jury will meet that Wednesday to consider a possible criminal indictment against former Sheriff Victor Hill.

One day before a grand jury would consider criminal charges against him, Hill summoned reporters to his lawyers office where he released what he said was an email conversation between two former Clayton County deputies.

March 23, 2011 | Hill tries his hand at politics, again

Hill had submitted a notice of candidacy and was soliciting donations via his website to further his campaign efforts.

June 29, 2010 | Hill vies for political comeback 

Hill walked through his Riverdale neighborhood, looking for support in his bid for a state senate seat.


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