Lumpkin police officer placed on leave after city clerk's arrest

Lumpkin police officer placed on leave after city clerk's arrest

LUMPKIN, GA (WTVM) - The police officer who arrested Lumpkin's city clerk last month has been put on administrative leave with pay, confirms Police Chief William R. Howard Jr.

On April 14, Assistant Chief of Police Jonathan Jackson pulled over and arrested city clerk Niya Williams after she ran through a stop sign and initially refused to pull over, leading officials on a chase.

Chief Howard said Jackson will be on leave until the end of the investigation into the traffic stop and arrest.

"Based on new information that was recently brought to my attention and consulting with the attorney, I made the decision to place Assistant Chief Jackson on paid administrative leave while I am looking into the new information," Chief Howard Jr. said.

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