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Indictment: Ex-Jackson cop lied about black shooter  

A grand jury on Tuesday indicted a former Jackson police officer on 11 counts of making false statements, violating her oath of office and tampering with evidence.

Sherry Hall had been a Jackson police officer for three months when she reported that a black man shot her and ran away last September, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. 

Jackson is a city in Butts County, about 50 miles south of Atlanta.

GBI: Cop lied about being shot by black man

A bulletproof vest was credited with saving the rookie cop’s life, but 10 days after a manhunt began, the GBI announced they believed that Hall made the whole thing up. 

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One of four counts of making false statements alleges Hall lied when she said she, “encountered an unknown person described by the accused as black male in a green shirt on Camellia Court at approximately midnight,” according to the indictment.

Sherry Hall (Butts County Sheriff’s Office) (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

Hall on Wednesday told Channel 2 Action News she is innocent of all charges, repeating what she told the news station in a letter she wrote from the Butts County jail last October. In that letter, Hall said she suffered post traumatic stress disorder from the “shooting.”

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

She also wrote that her small town community was involved in a “cover-up.”

GBI special agent Joe Wooten said when Hall was initially charged that “there is no, and never was, a suspect shooter at large in Jackson.”

Hall was fired from the Jackson Police Department and the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council suspended her certification.

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