old new latest Sheriff Victor Hill started his term yesterday at midnight by sending out patrol cars to check for drunk drivers. No word on rooftop snipers…yet.
Those 32 counts of felony indictment are just trivial distractions, after all.
But whether he continues in the office while his racketeering and theft charges are unresolved is not certain.
The Georgia Sheriff’s Association asked the governor weeks ago to appoint a committee of the attorney general and two sheriffs to recommend whether Hill should be suspended with pay while he remains under indictment.
Gov. Nathan Deal’s office said repeatedly in recent weeks that the governor would do nothing until Hill is sheriff. Since Tuesday was a holiday, the governor still has not acted.
So, until the governor appoints a committee, if he does, and it recommends suspending Hill and the governor agrees, Hill will remain sheriff.