Georgia officer accused of lying about being shot is arrested

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities have arrested a Georgia police officer accused of lying about having been shot by a suspect.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that Jackson Police Officer Sherry Hall was arrested Monday on multiple charges, including making false statements.

She was booked into the Butts County jail. A lawyer for Hall did not immediately respond to phone and email messages seeking comment.

The GBI says Hall radioed for help early on Sept. 13, saying she had been shot. Hall told investigators a black suspect ran into the woods. Hall is white. Police previously said Hall was shot in the abdomen but her bulletproof vest protected her.

The GBI says investigators determined Hall wasn't a victim of a shooting and there was never a suspect at large.

 

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