ATLANTA -- By electing Victor Hill sheriff, Clayton County voters may have a sheriff lacking a badge and a gun, says a spokesman for the Peace Officers Standards and Training Council. POST certifies law enforcement officers in Georgia.
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Hill, the former sheriff of Clayton County, was re-elected Tuesday despite a 37 count felony indictment alleging misconduct in office. Following the indictment, Hill's POST certification was under "emergency suspension," according to POST spokesman Ryan Powell.
The suspension would not prevent Hill from being sworn in as Clayton County Sheriff in January. However, he would lack arrest powers until his certification is reinstated. Powell says reinstatement isn't likely until Hill's legal case is settled.