White cop is jailed for 15 years for claiming black man shot her in Georgia

Officer Sherry Hall, 43, was convicted of 11 criminal charges, including making false statements, violating her oath and tampering with evidence

Officer Sherry Hall, 43, was convicted of 11 criminal charges, including making false statements, violating her oath and tampering with evidence

A Georgia police officer who falsely claimed that she had been shot at by a black man in 2016 has been handed 15 years in prison for a number of charges connected to the incident. 

Officer Sherry Hall, 43, was convicted of 11 criminal charges, including making false statements, violating her oath and tampering with evidence. 

In addition to the 15 years that the former Jackson officer was given, Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson also gave her 23 years of probation.

On September 13rd, 2016, Hall claimed that a 6ft, 230lbs African American man wearing a green shirt and black jogging pants had shot at her. A bullet was found in her protective vest. 

The alleged shooting came right after a number of shootings of law enforcement personnel said to have been in retaliation to the numerous police killings of black folk. 

But Hall's own recollection of the night led to her eventual downfall after a jury voted for her conviction. 

'She did a great job for us, up until that night,' Jackson Police Chief James Morgan said of the woman who had only been an officer with the department for three months, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 

'So we didn't see this coming. But this was not a mistake. It was a conscious decision and a choreographed act.' 

'She did a great job for us, up until that night,' Jackson Police Chief James Morgan said of the woman who claimed that she had been shot by a black man

'She did a great job for us, up until that night,' Jackson Police Chief James Morgan said of the woman who claimed that she had been shot by a black man

Following Hall's initial report, the Jackson police department went on a massive manhunt in hopes of finding a suspect. 

A man who resembled Hall's description was brought in for questioning but eventually released.

'We didn't need an uprising,' Morgan added. 'We didn't want any racial tensions. This put a dim view on our department. But we rebounded. It defused pretty quickly.' 

Hall is currently serving time in the Arrendale State Prison but lawyer, Jordan Van Matre, is working to get a new trial for his client. 

The officer passed up the opportunity to take a plea deal that would have had her serve just five years for her crimes. 

Hall is currently serving time in the Arrendale State Prison but lawyer, Jordan Van Matre, is working to get a new trial for his client

Hall is currently serving time in the Arrendale State Prison but lawyer, Jordan Van Matre, is

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