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Terrell Commissioners asks POST to investigate Sheriff

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Terrell County Commissioners want the board that certifies law enforcers to investigate their Sheriff.

They voted three to two to ask the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council to look into complaints against Sheriff John Bowens. The District Attorney also turned over his investigation to a special prosecutor with the Attorney General's office, citing a conflict of interest.

The commission's letter to POST claims Bowens is failing to collect delinquent ad valorem taxes, including his own. The letter also claims Sheriff Bowens has several civil judgements against him and that he was slow to pay back 13,000 the County Commission loaned his office to repair drug forfeited vehicles. Sheriff Bowens said he hasn't violated his oath of office but wouldn't make any other comment.

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