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Sheriff: Officer will be fired after calling inmate a ‘crazy n-word’

By Asia Simone Burns, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution #atlanta-ga

The Clayton County correctional officer is on administrative leave without pay.

A Clayton County correctional officer will be fired after the sheriff said he used a racial epithet against a suicidal inmate.

Officer Gregory Hubert Brown was placed on administrative leave without pay Sunday in connection with the incident, Sheriff Victor Hill said in a statement.

According to the sheriff, Brown referred to an inmate on suicide watch as a “crazy n-word.”

Other inmates and another correctional officer witnessed the statement, the sheriff’s office said. No other details about the incident were released.

“Brown will be fired within the next 72 hours by order of the Sheriff in compliance with civil service guidelines,” Hill said.