Officer Accused of Lying about Being Shot Is Arrested

Posted at 3:56 PM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-03 15:56:00-04

JACKSON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say they've arrested a Georgia police officer accused of lying about having been shot by a suspect.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that Jackson Police Officer Sherry Hall was arrested Monday on multiple charges, including making false statements.

She was booked into the Butts County jail. The name of Hall's lawyer was not immediately available.

The GBI says Hall radioed for help early on Sept. 13, saying she had been shot. Hall told investigators a black suspect ran into the woods. Hall is white. Police previously said 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 wasn't a victim of a shooting.

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