Mar 26, 2008

On TV

Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill vowed he would disgrace his chief deputy, his chief deputy testified during a Tuesday hearing appealing his firing.

William "Tee" Cassells told the county's Civil Service Board the sheriff knew overtime had been paid to the choir, lied about it, and angrily blamed Cassells for the whole thing.

"I said, 'Sheriff, are you OK?'" Cassells testified. "He was shouting 'You lied to me.' He said I caused him to go on TV and make a fool out of himself, so he was going to make a fool out of me ... I was to consider myself under investigation for lying. Since I embarrassed him, he was going to embarrass me."

Read the full story @ the Clayton News Daily:
Fired chief deputy recalls Sheriff Hill's 'threats, lies'