Three Floyd County Police officers fired

An incident that took place two-and-a-half months ago has led to the dismissal of three Floyd County Police officers. Keegan Romero, Michael Mitchell and veteran Sgt. Barry Sutton were fired by Chief Bill Shiflett earlier this week at the end of an internal investigation into an incident that occurred June 14. Romero and Mitchell apparently pulled onto a construction site to investigate suspicious activity, and Romero later admitted that he had intentionally damaged the tires on a suspect’s vehicle. The vehicle had been loaned to the suspect and the county made compensation in excess of $500 for the damaged tires. Sutton was let go for not making sure that policies were followed and failing to discipline the officers under his authority. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is also investigating the incident but no criminal charges have been filed at this time. The three men have 10 business days from Monday to appeal their firings.

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