Ex-cop who falsely claimed black man shot her is in prison

FORSYTH, Ga. (AP) — A white former police officer who falsely claimed that a black man shot her in central Georgia is now serving a 15-year prison sentence.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Towaliga Judicial Circuit Superior Court Judge Thomas Wilson also ordered 43-year-old Sherry Hall to serve 23 years on probation following her prison sentence.

Hall was an officer with the Jackson Police Department when she radioed for help on Sept. 13, 2016. She said she’d been shot by a black man who then ran into the woods.

Authorities said just over a week later that investigators determined Hall wasn’t a victim of a shooting and there was never a suspect at large.

It’s still not entirely clear how a bullet became lodged in her bulletproof vest.

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