Two Clayton County Sheriff's Office employees and a former employee have filed a federal lawsuit against Sheriff Victor Hill, accusing him of retaliating against them after they supported his political opponents.
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill, who was accused of more than 20 charges of theft and giving false statements in a racketeering trial, was acquitted of all charges Thursday. Jurors found Hill not guilty on five charges. Testimony in the trial lasted four days, and Hill did not take the stand.
Opening statements are expected Thursday in the trial of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. Hill was elected last year despite being under indictment on felony corruption charges. He wasn't in office when he was indicted in February 2012, but the charges stem from his previous term as the county's sheriff, from 2005 to 2008. The indictment accuses Hill of using his office for personal gain.
Jury selection is set to begin in the trial of a Georgia sheriff elected last year despite being under indictment on felony corruption charges. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill wasn't in office when he was indicted in February 2012. The charges stem from his previous term as the county's sheriff, from 2005 to 2008.
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that he will not appoint a panel to consider the suspension of Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill. Hill has been indicted on 32 felony charges stemming from a prior term he served as sheriff from 2005 to 2008. He maintains that the charges are politically motivated.
A Georgia sheriff has taken office with the start of the new year, despite facing a felony indictment. Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill took office on New Year's Day, reclaiming the office he lost in 2008.
The Georgia Sheriffs' Association is asking Gov. Nathan Deal to start the process for suspending Clayton County's sheriff-elect, who won election despite being under indictment, but recent history shows Georgia governors don't like to get involved in such cases.
The lone candidate for sheriff in a suburban Atlanta county is poised to win the election despite facing a felony indictment. But the charges could ultimately lead to him being suspended or tossed from office. Victor Hill lost his bid to be re-elected as Clayton County's sheriff in 2008. But he ran again and defeated the incumbent in a runoff in August. Now he's the only candidate on the ballot.