Suit says Ga. cop wasn't certified when he shot suspect
Deputy Billy Shane Harrison fatally shot a minister during an undercover drug operation
ATLANTA — An undercover drug officer who shot and killed a minister in Toccoa in September was not a certified peace officer at the time, the minister's widow alleges in a lawsuit filed Monday in federal court.
The lawsuit, filed by Abigail Ayers, also claims Stephens County Deputy Billy Shane Harrison was not properly trained and the sheriff who assigned him to the joint Mountain Judicial Circuit Narcotics Criminal Investigation and Suppression Team should have known not to put him on the team.
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