In letter from jail, ex-Jackson cop calls her case a ‘cover-up’

In letter from jail, ex-Jackson cop calls her case a ‘cover-up’

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Sherry Hall (Credit: Butts County Sheriff’s Office)
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  • Former officer Sherry Hall denied the accusations against her in a letter.
  • Authorities say she lied about being shot by a black man.

There are always two sides to every story.

And in the case of former Jackson police Officer Sherry Hall, she says her story is nothing more than a “cover-up in a small town.”

Hall was arrested after the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said she lied about being shot by a black man, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. She was charged with evidence tampering, giving false statements to investigators, interference with government property and violation of oath of office.

From her cell in the Butts County Detention Center, Hall sent an eight-page letter to Channel 2 Action News detailing her version of events, which include her saying she doesn’t understand her arrest and that she suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder from the “shooting.”

“First and foremost, I am innocent of all charges and allegations,” Hall wrote. “This is nothing more than a cover-up in a small town.”

Hall continued to write that a gun found in the woods near the crime scene disappeared and wasn’t tested, Channel 2 reported. She also claimed a forensics sketch matched the description of the man she says shot her.

“I couldn’t understand why and how after being shot, I was (accused) of either shooting myself or protecting someone that shot me,” she wrote. Hall referenced her PTSD throughout the letter, Channel 2 reported, writing that “from day one I have suffered horrible symptoms of PTSD. I continue to ask for counseling.”

But investigators say the letter is a lie.

“The investigation has revealed that there is no, and never was, a suspect shooter at large in Jackson,” GBI special agent Joe Wooten told Channel 2.


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