GA: Former sheriff sentenced to prison over illegal restraints

Source: NBC News

“A former Georgia sheriff convicted of ordering inmates to be held in chair restraints for hours without legal cause was sentenced to more than a year in prison Tuesday, federal prosecutors said. Victor Hill, the former sheriff of Clayton County, south of Atlanta, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, the U.S. attorney’s office for Northern Georgia said in a statement. A jury convicted Hill, 58, in October of six of the seven civil rights counts against him. It acquitted him of one count. Prosecutors said Hill ordered pretrial detainees to be put in a restraint chair for hours without legal cause or as punishment and when they posed no physical threat.” (03/14/23)