Ga. chief hurt during traffic stop


The Associated Press

WEST POINT, Ga.— West Point Police Chief David Kerr is out of the hospital and recovering at home after he was dragged about 90 feet while caught in a car window.

According to Police Captain Robert Fawley, the incident happened during a traffic stop last night in West Point.

Kerr suffered a concussion, bruises and abrasions and was airlifted to the Medical Center in Columbus, where he was treated
and released.

Fawley said the driver, 25-year-old Christopher Antonio Gilliam of West Point, was charged with an array of offenses, including
aggravated assault on a police officer, leaving the scene of an accident with injuries, felony eluding and reckless driving. Gilliam was placed in the Troup County Jail. Fawley said its unclear when Kerr would return to work.

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