GA: Brooklet officer fired after security, identity breach

Holli Deal Saxon reports:

A former Brooklet police officer fired for sharing information about candidates for the town’s police chief position said he was terminated unfairly and improperly, but the Brooklet city councilman who supervises the police department says the officer was fired for breaking privacy laws.

Former police Sgt. Jonathan McGahee was terminated Dec. 9 by Brooklet City Councilman Greg Schlierf, who notified McGahee in letter that day. Upon request from the Statesboro Herald, Brooklet City Clerk Lori Phillips provided a copy of the letter, as well as other records regarding the termination.

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