Augusta Commissioner leaves GSP amid policy investigation

By: Staff
By: Staff
Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith to retire as a lieutenant from Georgia State Patrol amid investigation.

Donnie Smith (WRDW-TV)

Friday, Aug. 29, 2014

AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW) -- Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith will leave Georgia State Patrol amid a policy investigation.

The GSP lieutenant is in the middle of a policy investigation by the Georgia Department of Public Safety. GSP said his retirement will kick in on Labor Day.

When it comes to his job as a Commissioner, the Attorney General's Office said they would only get involved if the investigation leaves him indicted on a felony charge. Then, the governor would appoint a group to investigate.

Smith has worked for GSP for 21 years and has been the District 7 Commissioner since 2012.

The GSP retirement should not affect Augusta Commission, Commissioner Marion Williams said.

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