Clayton County Sheriff Indicted

| November 13, 2015


ATLANTA — Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill has been indicted by a Gwinnett Grand Jury on charges related to the May accidental shooting of Gwenevere McCord.

He was indicted on one count of reckless conduct, a misdemeanor.

Hill, who gave a statement to the grand jury, answered questions and reenacted the shooting using his attorney as the victim, refused to talk to reporters and could not be reached for comment later in the day. He left the Gwinnett Justice and Administration Center with a cell phone pressed to his ear, and drove off in a black Suburban.

Clayton Sheriff Victor Hill indicted, victim seeks job in his office photo
Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill leaves the Gwinnett County courthouse Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 after testifying before a grand jury. (Arielle Kass /
“He didn’t seem nervous or panicky,” said Danny Porter, the Gwinnett County District Attorney. “He wasn’t cocky or arrogant.

Last month, McCord applied for a $25,855-a-year job as a clerk in the Clayton sheriff’s department. She has one relative who is employed by a contractor at the jail. In her application, McCord said she learned about the position on the county’s website.

Neither McCord nor members of her family could be reached for comment Thursday. Porter said she has made a “startling recovery.”

“If you hadn’t known, you would’ve never known she’d been shot,” he said.

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