Corrections officer fired after calling suicidal inmate racial slur, sheriff says

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. — A Clayton County corrections officer has been fired for using a racial slur against an inmate was who suicidal, Sheriff Victor Hill said Sunday.

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Officer Gregory Hubert Brown was placed on leave without pay Sunday after Hill he called an inmate suffering a mental health crisis a “crazy N-word” in front of other inmates and another corrections officer.

Hill said Brown will be fired within the next 72 hours by order of the sheriff.