I happened to be browsing twitter yesterday and saw this:
I cannot embed the long interview she did with CBS News46 — detailing her story of what happened. She should get an award for creative lying.
An officer shot. A bullet stopped by body armor. A 10-day chase for an unidentified shooter.A newly hired Jackson police officer told a compelling story about what happened late the night of Sept. 13. After only three months on the job, Sherry Hall found herself immersed in a high-profile shooting, pitting a white officer against a black man. At least, that was her account of what happened. But she made the whole thing up, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation
On Friday, Hall was charged with four felonies, including evidence tampering and giving false statements to investigators. After her account began to unravel over the past two weeks, investigators were left with little to conclude other than she shot herself, but officials stopped short of saying so Friday.“Cops are humans and they make mistakes, but this is not a mistake,” Butts County Sheriff Gary Long said at a news conference. “This is criminal.”
GBI Special Agent Joe Wooten said Hall is on paid administrative leave after checking herself into a “private facility” to seek help.“Upon release, she will be arrested,” Wooten said.
I wonder if she knew about the lies told by a Georgia police officer back in 2014?
It keeps happening, and every time, people act as if they are surprised. A Clayton County (Ga) police officer told a story that didn’t quite make sense. According to Channel 2 news, a former officer of the year has been released on charges of reporting a false crime and making false statements and writings. The first charge is a misdemeanor, and the second is a felony.
“Things just weren’t looking right. It looked like the burglary had been staged,” said Maj. Kyle Helverson of the McDonough Police Department.
Given the current outrage from black communities around police violence against black citizens, police fabrications take on additional seriousness. Glad to see Sherry Hall is going to be charged. One would hope other cops will pay attention to her fate.
Somehow I doubt it, given that most cops who shoot, kill and lie about black folks — walk.