Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill -WXIA screencap
A Georgia sheriff who has a Batman statue in his office, hands out coins bearing his name and the Batman logo, and drives around town in taxpayer paid for black Camaro, is being scrutinized over his spending habits as a grand jury prepares to look into his involvement in the shooting of a friend, reports WXIA.
A local prosecutor has asked a grand jury to look into Clayton County Sheriff Victor Hill’s actions after he shot real estate agent Gwenevere McCord inside of a model home on May 3. The shooting, which Hill described as happening while practicing “police tactics,” destroyed McCord’s spleen and one of her kidneys, with the woman also losing a portion of her large intestine.
With Hill avoiding speaking to the media, WXIA began looking into the expense account of the self-promoting sheriff who has been living a life of luxury — first class plane tickets, casino visits, expensive dinners, and personal gifts — all on taxpayer’s dime.
Hill’s records show the sheriff traveling to multiple cities to take martial arts or survivalist classes, along with extending his stays at casinos which he also charged to the taxpayers.
In a one year period, the sheriff also billed the county for three trips he took to stay at the Beau Rivage Resort and Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi.
Additionally Hill billed the county for personal items such as fashion sunglasses, machetes, and the Batman commemorative coins — costing the county $2,000 — which he passes out to locals.
According to the Daily Beast, Hill was the recipient of a 32-count racketeering indictment for his alleged use of county-issued credit cards, but was cleared.
When Hill first took office in 2005 he fired 27 deputies on his first day resulting in the county paying out a $7 million settlement to the fired law enforcement officers.