COLUMBUS, Ga. (AP) -- Muscogee County Sheriff John Darr has suspended without pay a sheriff's office employee who he claims improperly handled confidential personnel documents.
Mark Shelnutt, an attorney for suspended employee Regina Millirons calls the suspension illegal retribution for bringing improprieties to light.
The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports a Georgia Bureau of Investigation probe into the situation was the topic of a meeting between Rodney Wall, special agent in charge of the Columbus GBI office, and Muscogee County Solicitor General Ben Richardson, who was unavailable for comment after the meeting.
The investigation began after Shelnutt wrote a letter to Mayor Teresa Tomlinson on Millirons' behalf, outlining what he called problems in Darr's office. The dispute involves supporting documents.
Darr, who called for the investigation, says releasing the documents may violate open records laws.