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Former Macon-Bibb officers have little on their records

Jermaine Hill, Decarlo Lattimore, Arthur Howard, and Jimmy Denson face various federal charges, including theft of government money and attempted extortion.

Tuesday morning 13WMAZ went to the Bibb County Sheriff's Office to check out the four former officers' personnel files.

This all came after an undercover investigation by the FBI that started last November. Yesterday, Bibb County Sheriff David Davis said he had concerns about the officers' past records.

But looking through the files, it appears the four had largely clean backgrounds.

In the records provided, both Lattimore and Denson had no disciplinary actions filed against them.

Hill had two, one in 2005 due to alleged abusive language and intimidation toward another officer. The other, a work quality complaint back in 2009.

Howard had one action filed against him in 2008 when he allegedly left an undercover vehicle unattended and it was stolen.

All four received good performance evaluations from their bosses, with few, if any complaints from the public.

Those files even contained several letters of recommendation from the public, and from their superiors.

For example, a woman who was in a wreck in 2012, sent in an email to Hills supervisor thanking him for Hill's service. She says Hill was extremely helpful, professional, and seemed to be truly concerned with their welfare.

Hill, who's already plead guilty, is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court October 15, 2014.

Earlier this month, Hill signed an agreement with prosecutors, agreeing to plead guilty.


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