A report reveals that a deputy chief in a county in Georgia was suspended last month when one of his subordinates observed him driving a department vehicle at a speed of 60 miles per hour above the legal limit.
The officer from Henry County who has not been identified promptly identified his superior as the individual driving a car he recorded at a speed of 96 mph in a 35 mph area.
“The chief deputy, driving a f—king Dodge Charger. A souped-up Dodge Charger belonging to the sheriff’s office. I just clocked this son b–ch at 96 in a 35.”
The cop displayed doubt concerning giving a citation for speeding to Chief Deputy Michael Yarbrough and inquired of his unidentified coworker for advice on how to handle the matter.
After being told it is his stop and his decision, the officer quickly decides to write his boss a ticket.
Upon receiving the information that it is his stop and his choice, the cop promptly opts to issue his superior a citation.
“Well — you know I don’t care for him. So, I’m going to write his ass,” the cop said.
The cop proceeds to casually stroll over to the Dodge Charger and merely says to Yarbrough., “Really?”
The head deputy gazes ahead in distress as the person who was driving with who’s also a cop, leans in closer and grins.
The police officer subsequently gives his superior a summons, which compels Yarbrough to make an appearance in the courtroom.
“Please slow down, have a safe day,” the cop stated before allowing the pair to drive on.
Yarbrough, a thirty-three-year veteran in law enforcement, has been leading the county division since 2021 — coincidentally the year when Henry County sheriffs introduced Shaquille O’Neil as their community relations director.
Sheriff Reginald Scandrett of Henry County informed CNN that Yarbrough was working during that period, but had not been operating his vehicle with lights on and was not sounding sirens.
“Chief Deputy Yarbrough reported to me immediately after the traffic stop occurred that he was issued a citation for speeding,” Scandrett mentioned.
“After reviewing the facts of the incident, I suspended the Chief Deputy for forty hours without pay for the severity of the traffic citation.”
The sheriff’s department of Henry County refrained from making any official statement concerning the incident of the traffic stop.