Jury selection underway in deputies trial

Jury selection underway in deputies trial

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Jury selection began this morning in the federal trial of three Decatur County Sheriff's Deputies and a former Grady County Sheriff's Deputy.

Former deputy Wiley Griffin IV beat Ronnie Parrish of Bainbridge at a Bike Fest event three years ago....causing facial injuries and violating his civil rights.

Decatur County Sheriff's Captain Liz Croley, deputy Christopher Kines and former deputy Robert Umbach are charged with making misleading statements to cover up the beating.

Judge Louis Sands says that the selection process would be lengthy, because there is such a large jury pool.

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