• Georgia deputy who asked DUI suspect for sexual favors banned from county

    By: Shaddi Abusaid, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

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    MONROE COUNTY, Ga. - A former Monroe County deputy who told a woman he’d reduce her DUI charges in exchange for sexual favors has been banned from the county, Macon news station WGXA reported. 

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    Deputy William “Bill” Miller was arrested in August 2018 after a woman he arrested came forward with a recording of him offering to have her charges reduced in exchange for sex.

    He was recently convicted of a felony bribery charge and violating his oath of office and sentenced to eight years of probation, the news station reported. He’s also banned from entering Monroe, Lamar and Butts counties during that time.

    Miller was arrested last year after the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office was tipped off about an off-duty conversation the then-38-year-old had with a woman he arrested a month earlier. She refused his proposition, authorities said

    He was placed on administrative leave while the department called in the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and FBI to investigate. 

    Miller was terminated and arrested once the internal investigation was closed, deputies said. He was hired by the Sheriff’s Office in April 2018, but worked in law enforcement for about four years, the GBI said previously.

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