New vote ordered in reinstatement of Georgia deputies
August 12, 2014 02:40 PM | 1101 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A Hall County judge has ordered the county's civil services board to hold a second vote on reinstating two sheriff's deputies who were fired after an inmate escaped from custody at the county courthouse.

The Times reported Tuesday that a Hall County Superior Court Judge ruled the board's decision to reinstate the two deputies violated open meetings laws because the vote took place during an executive session. The newspaper reports the proceedings and announcement of the vote took place in public.

Two deputies were fired from the Hall County Sheriff's Department in July 2013 after a man who was being led back to a jail bus with other prisoners slipped out of line. Authorities have said the deputies didn't have inmates lined up properly and failed to monitor them.

___

Information from: The Times, http://www.gainesvilletimes.com



Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.



Comments
(0)
Comments-icon Post a Comment
No Comments Yet
*We welcome your comments on the stories and issues of the day and seek to provide a forum for the community to voice opinions. All comments are subject to moderator approval before being made visible on the website but are not edited. The use of profanity, obscene and vulgar language, hate speech, and racial slurs is strictly prohibited. Advertisements, promotions, spam, and links to outside websites will also be rejected. Please read our terms of service for full guides