Georgia correctional officer fired after calling inmate on suicide watch a ‘crazy n-word’

Francis Akhalbey September 29, 2020
Gregory Hubert Brown called an inmate on suicide watch a “crazy N-word” -- Photo Credit: Clayton County Sheriff's Office

Gregory Hubert Brown, a Clayton County correctional officer, is set to be fired after he allegedly called an inmate on suicide watch a “crazy N-word” in the presence of other inmates and a colleague. The announcement of his impending termination was made by Sheriff Victor Hill in a statement on Sunday.

“Sheriff Victor Hill ordered Correction Officer Gregory Hubert Brown placed on administrative leave without pay today after he called a inmate on suicide watch a ‘crazy N-word’ in front of other inmates and another Correctional Officer,” the statement said. “Brown will be fired within the next 72 hours by order of the Sheriff in compliance with civil service guidelines.”

This will mark the third time Brown has lost his job as a correctional officer over the last ten years, records from the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council that was obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveals.

The Coweta County Prison fired Brown in 2010 for “workplace violence” after threatening and pushing a fellow correctional officer while in a “heated verbal and physical encounter.”

“Officer GB was asked to fill in incomplete information on an inmate count form by Officer AW,” a summary of the report said. “Officer GB completed the information, but turned toward him and said ‘If you ever jump in my (expletive) again, I will tear your (expletive) head off of your shoulders.’” Brown spent two years at the correctional facility prior to his termination.

Brown secured his first employment at the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office as a jail officer a year after he was fired from the Coweta County Prison, AJC reports. He was, however, fired in 2012 for “unsatisfactory performance during his probationary work period.”

During the said period, Brown reportedly locked his colleagues in cells while they were conducting cell checks in three different instances. There were inmates in the cells the three times he locked them. Without “proper justification” and authorization, he also reportedly opened two section doors and attempted opening two segregation cell doors.

He was, however, rehired by the same department in 2013.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: September 29, 2020


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