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.
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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.
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