No charges against Wadley officer in shooting

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The Jefferson County District Attorney will not file charges against a Wadley police officer who shot a man two months ago.

District Attorney Hayward Altman announced the decision in a press release earlier this week.

Cpl. Patrick Paquette, a part-time officer for the police department and a full-time school board officer at Tubman Middle School, shot Jerry Conner on April 3 in Wadley when Mr. Conner approached him with a knife, according to police accounts.

Wadley Police Chief Wesley Lewis said Mr. Conner did not comply when officers ordered him to drop the weapon.

The GBI investigated the shooting and provided a report to the district attorney last month.

Mr. Paquette has been on administrative leave from the Wrens Police Department since the shooting, but Chief Lewis said he would be put back on active duty.

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Grasshopper 07/02/09 - 11:42 pm
Yea but you put mr. Swan in

Yea but you put mr. Swan in Jail?

Tots 07/03/09 - 08:36 am
I'm getting confused.The

I'm getting confused.The article reads something like this.Jefferson County District Attorney wont file charges against a Wadley police officer.That Paquette a part time officer for the police department and full time school board officer for Tubman middle school.Dont we have a Tubman School in Richmond county? Then it goes on to say he's been on administrative leave from the Wrens Police Department.Does he work part time in Wadley and Wrens? Then also work full time at Tubman.

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