Sutton hearing scheduled for July 14

pramati@macon.comJuly 2, 2014 

Macon police officer Clayton Sutton

Former Bibb County sheriff’s deputy Clayton Sutton will have a hearing July 14 to appeal his firing last month.

The 10 a.m. hearing will be closed at Sutton’s request. Attorney Joel L. Howe will serve as the hearing officer.

Sutton filed his appeal June 10 with the Macon-Bibb Human Resources Department after he was fired the previous week for alleged insubordination.

Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said at the time that Sutton went against his orders June 4 after stopping people on Ga. 247 for “acting suspiciously.”

At the time, Sutton was assigned to desk duty because of a March shooting incident involving a dog while Sutton was chasing a suspect. After the March episode, Davis told Sutton not to engage in any law enforcement functions.

Sutton gained notoriety in December 2012 when he shot and killed Sammie “Junebug” Davis Jr. in the Kroger parking lot on Pio Nono Avenue after Davis attacked him.

Though the GBI eventually cleared Sutton of any wrongdoing in the shooting, the incident sparked several protests over Sutton’s actions and how Macon police officials handled the probe.

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