Clayton County

Clayton County deputy fired for excessive force after holding gun to suspect’s head

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office has fired a deputy they say used excessive force when she put a handgun to a suspect’s head during an arrest.

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill said Nicole Pitts was fired Wednesday after she pressed a gun under the suspect’s chin after he refused to get into a patrol car. The suspect was handcuffed behind his back at the time.

A deputy who saw it happen reported the incident to a supervisor. Hill said Pitts was placed on administrative leave Tuesday night without pay and fired Wednesday afternoon.

This is the third Clayton County deputy to be fired since last month.


Clayton County corrections officer Gregory Hubert Brown was fired after Hill said he called an inmate suffering a mental health crisis a “crazy N-word” in front of other inmates and another corrections officer.

In September, officer Brandon Myers was fired after a now-viral video showed him pinning a man to the ground and punching him repeatedly.

Myers was in the process of arresting Roderick Walker, who was the passenger in a car that was pulled over for a broken tail light. A confrontation broke out between Walker and deputies after he refused to show identification.