According to personnel record acquired by The Washington Post, the former police detective involved in the fatal shooting of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia was stripped of his law enforcement certification and power to arrest people just one year before his encounter with Arbery.
“Gregory McMichael’s certification was suspended in February 2019 after repeated failures to complete required training, according to documents from the Brunswick Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office, including a warning in 2014 that McMichael had neglected to finish mandatory firearms and use-of-force courses,” The Washington Post reports.
“Gregory McMichael’s personnel documents provide an incomplete account of his employment history with Glynn County, but they indicate that he was stripped of his powers to arrest people on at least two occasions: once beginning in January 2006 — because of an undisclosed infraction the previous year — and again in February 2019, when the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council (POST) issued a suspension order for ‘failure to maintain training for the year 2018,'” the report continues.
In 2019, McMichael “agreed to give up his badge and weapon and was reclassified as a non-sworn employee, assigned to work in the Camden County District Attorney’s office until his retirement in June 2019.”
Read the full report over at The Washington Post.