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LUMPKIN, GA (WTVM) -

Lumpkin police confirm to News Leader 9 that Assistant Police Chief Jonathan Jackson has been fired.

No reason was given for Jackson's termination.

According Jonathan Jackson’s wife, a lawsuit over Jackson’s termination could be forthcoming.

On Tuesday, July 7 Jackson’s wife Lequita released a statement to News Leader 9 which said in part "Due to the totality of the circumstances, my husband and I have begun evaluating our options for legal action to rectify this matter."

This also comes after the city's police chief resigned last month.

Jackson is the officer who arrested Lumpkin City Clerk Niya Williams after she allegedly refused to stop for police earlier this year.

Lumpkin Mayor Charles Gibson was later arrested and charged with misdemeanor obstruction in relation to the case.

Jackson was suspended until the investigation into that incident was complete.

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