CLAYTON COUNTY, GA- Clayton county sheriff Victor Hill’s certification was placed on probation Monday. The decision by the Georgia Peace Officers Standard and Training Council comes seven months after Hill pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of reckless conduct in the May 3, 2015 shooting of Gwenevere McCord at a Gwinnett County model home where she worked at the time. The sheriff walked away without a criminal record in that case using the state’s First Offender Act. Hill’s certification has been put on probation by the state agency that certifies law enforcement. POST essentially revoked his certification as a law enforcement instructor, required him to take new courses on firearms training and ethics, and is issuing a public reprimand.
It is noted that the action does not affect Hill’s status as the elected Sheriff of Clayton County.
The POST report, says Hill was engaged in a “training exercise.” The report says McCord indicated Hill “was teaching her how to protect herself since she worked in the model home by herself.”
The injury put McCord in the intensive care unit of a hospital. Authorities say she has since made a full recovery. Hill was sentenced to 12 months probation under the first offenders act. He also paid a $1000 fine. In November 2016, Clayton County voters overwhelmingly re-elected Hill.