Originally created 08/17/00

Feels beaten deputy is penalized

I just read the Aug. 11 article in The Augusta Chronicle about the alleged beating Richmond County Sheriff's Deputy Shannon Mitchell took from Darryl Wilson. Why was Mitchell put on administrative leave?

I find it strange that deputies are presumed guilty until proven innocent. Police officers put their lives on the line every day and get little thanks for it. Also, they are underpaid for what they do.

Sara Taylor, Martinez


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