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A Georgian police officer has been “suspended without pay until termination” after commenting on a Facebook post about the trial surrounding the death of Ahmaud Arbery, according to multiple media reports.
Houston County Assemblyman Paul Urhahn wrote on Jan. 7 in response to a WGXA news article about the suspects in the case, each of whom was sentenced to life imprisonment, allegedly “criminal Arbery still received the death penalty,” states it in the reports. The post should have been removed.
Days later, the Houston County Sheriff’s Office posted a letter on Facebook addressed to Urhahn, which said, “Your employment with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office is hereby terminated effective today, May 10.
This combination of posting photos provided by the Glynn County Detention Center shows, from left, Travis McMichael, his father Gregory McMichael, and William “Roddie” Bryan Jr. Each man was sentenced to life in prison. (Glynn County Detention Center via AP, file)
(Glynn County Detention Center via AP, file)
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Houston County Sheriff Cullen Talton said he made the decision after “reviewing the requesting discipline letter and the internal affairs investigative report.”
He accused Urhahn of violating the department’s policy that “an officer must conduct himself at all times, on and off duty, in a manner that does not discredit the department or the county.”
The letter did not mention the reported Arbery-related comment but said Urhahn had 10 days to appeal the decision or he would be fired.
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Fox News has reached out to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office for further comment.
According to WMAZ, Urhahn has been working there for 20 years.