GSP releases update on Donnie Smith's 2nd investigation

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Friday, Sept. 5, 2014

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ATLANTA (WRDW) -- Georgia State Patrol released more details into the policy violations surrounding Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith.

A second investigation is underway into issues of an administrative nature which involve more complaints against Smith, GSP said.

In the recently finished investigation, GSP said Smith's pay during the time where he is said to have "failed to report for duty" during Masters Week will be docked and taken out of his final paycheck.

The sexually suggestive images GSP said they found on Smith's work computer were not accessed by him, but were sent to him by someone else, GSP said.

"He opened them and he did what he was supposed to... delete them," Colonel Mark McDonough said. "In other words, it wasn't something that we see from our indication that he's the one that accessed [them]. They were things that were sent to him."

The Georgia Department of Public Safety has no plans to file any criminal charges against Smith, McDonough said.

The colonel said he's disappointed that this happened because it could reflect poorly on the agency

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