Monday, September 14, 2015

Police: Fired officer used drone to spy on neighbors

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A Valdosta, GA police officer was out of a job as of Monday evening after being arrested for reportedly using a drone to eavesdrop on a neighbor.

Officer Howard Kirkland, 53, of Ray City, was fired Monday morning, Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress confirmed.

He had been on suspension since September 4th. He was arrested at the police department by Lanier County Sheriff's Deputies on September 10th. The sheriff's office had been conducting an investigation for about a week.

Valdosta Police Chief Brian Childress said he waited to release information about the arrest because he didn't want to compromise the investigation.

Read more: http://www.wtoc.com/story/30026233/vpd-fires-officer-who-was-arrested-for-drone-spying

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