Authorities Say Georgia Cop Lied About Being Shot by Suspect

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Posted at 4:32 PM, Sep 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-23 12:37:56-04

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities are charging a Georgia police officer with lying about being shot by a suspect.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Friday that agents have obtained warrants charging Jackson police Officer Sherry Hall with making false statements, tampering with evidence, interference with government property and violation of oath of office.

The GBI says Hall made a police radio call early on Sept. 13, and said she had been shot. Hall told investigators a black suspect ran into the woods. Hall is white. Police said previously that Hall was shot in the abdomen but her bulletproof vest protected her.

The GBI says evidence recovered from her car's video system was inconsistent with her statements and investigators determined she was not a victim of a shooting.

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