Deputy placed on leave following dismissed drug case against ex-Hawks player

by: Nicole Carr Updated: May 5, 2017 – 10:53 AM

“BANKS COUNTY, Ga. – Channel 2 Action News has learned one of the deputies involved in the 2015 arrest of an ex-Atlanta Hawks player has been placed on administrative leave, while the department seeks funding for dash cameras.

The Banks County Sheriff confirmed the move to Channel 2’s Nicole Carr on Thursday, less than a day after the state dismissed a felony drug case against NBA player Mike Scott. The dismissal was based on a lack of probable cause and a determination of racial profiling.

“At this point, he is on leave and we’re in the process of evaluating our policies and procedures,” Sheriff Carlton Speed told Carr. “(We’re) certainly going to work to correct any issues out there.””


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