/  10.02.2020

A Georgia corrections officer — who was placed on administrative leave without pay for calling an inmate on suicide watch a racial slur — has been terminated from his job.

Another correctional officer and several inmates witnessed Gregory Hubert Brown call the inmate a “crazy N-word,” according to Sheriff Victor Hill, who ordered his termination on Sunday (Sep. 27).

According to records obtained by NBC News, this will be the third time Brown was fired from a correctional facility in the last 10 years. In 2010, he was let go from the Coweta County Prison for “workplace violence.” He was only employed at location for two years.

Brown had a “heated verbal and physical encounter” with another officer who asked him to complete information for an inmate count form. After he completed the information, he allegedly told the other officer, “If you ever jump in my shit again, I will tear your fucking head off of your shoulders. You are not a corporal or a sergeant.”

Brown then walked “aggressively” towards the officer and pushed him in the chest. Two other officers witnessed the encounter. He filed an appeal, but it was denied.

A year later, he was hired as a jail officer at the Clayton County Sheriff’s Office. In 2012, he was fired from that position after he locked his colleagues inside cells with the inmates — on three different occasions — while they were doing cell checks.

NBC says Brown also tried to “open two segregation cell doors at the same time without being instructed to do so” and he “used an emergency override to open two section doors ‘without proper justification.’”

His official reason for termination was listed as “unsatisfactory performance during his probationary work period,” according to the case summary.

Clayton County Sheriff’s Office rehired Brown in 2013.


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