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Georgia’s governor has suspended a sheriff accused of violating the civil rights of several people in his custody



GEORGIA – Gov. Kemp said that a commission recommended the suspension.

Burke County Sheriff Alfonzo Williams was a member of the commission that recommended the suspension.

A federal grand jury last month indicted Hill.

The indictment accuses the sheriff of repeatedly ordering detainees to be put in a restraint chair for hours even though they posed no threat and had complied with deputies.

The panel found that the charges in the indictment relate to and directly affect Hill’s ability to do his job in a way that adversely affects the public.

This story will be updated.