Former Bibb deputy to file petition on judge's ruling

Former Bibb deputy to file petition on judge's ruling

A judge says former Bibb County deputy Clayton Sutton's appeal has been denied.
MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) - Bibb County Sheriff David Davis says he's standing by his decision to fire former deputy Clayton Sutton. 

The ex-Macon police officer appealed a judge's decision on the firing this month. That was denied. 

Davis relieved Sutton of his duties after Sutton, who was on desk duty and not allowed to participate in law enforcement activities, drew his gun and arrested two men.

Sutton was involved in the shooting death of an unarmed man in December 2012. 

Sheriff Davis says Sutton's previous record didn't affect his decision, and adds he'll be ready to go if they have to go back to court. 

"My attorneys will be there to present our side of why we did what we did, and I'm sure he will present his case and if it goes to a superior court judge, then they will make a determination from there," Davis said. 

Sutton's lawyer, Arthur Phillips, tells 41NBC he plans on asking a Bibb County Superior Court judge to review the firing. 

Phillips plans of filing a petition this week. 

He says a judge's decision to deny Sutton's appeal was wrong. 
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