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Former Sandy Springs Police Captain and Canton Sergeant Embroiled in GBI Investigation

A Canton Police Sergeant is under investigation for misuse of funds from the Explorers program for teens. Reports say she used the money for a gift for a recently retired SSPD captain.

 

A former Sandy Springs Police captain is under a GBI investigation, along with a Canton Police sergeant, according to a Fox Atlanta news report.

SSPD Capt. Scott Jamison took voluntary retirement on July 16, said PIO, Steve Rose.

Canton Police Sgt. Stacy Bailey, the spokeswoman for the  and one of the , has been under investigation since July.

On July, 18, Canton Chief Bob Merchant asked the GBI to "look into an expense from the ... Explorers fund," said Kim Williams, a special agent in the GBI's Cleveland, GA, office, which covers Cherokee County.

The Explorers program exposes teenagers to careers in law enforcement. Merchant said information supplied to him from "an individual involved in the matter," prompted him to request the GBI investigation.

"The information was turned over to them." he added.

[The SSPD also runs an Exlporers program for teens.]

Williams said her office has contacted the Cherokee County District Attorney's Office to "make them aware of the investigation" and will meet with officials in the DA's Office "when we conclude our investigation."

Earlier this week, the Cherokee Tribune reported that a Sandy Springs Police captain filed a report with the , alleging that Bailey made harassing phone calls to him after he ended their year-long affair in June. 

Fox Atlanta reports that Merchant believes Bailey used Explorer funds to purchase a $6,000 customized golf cart for Jamison’s disabled son.

Before joining Sandy Springs PD when the department was formed in 2006, Jamison was a lieutenant with Fulton County Police, Rose said. He was a commander on the North Metro Swat team until last December.

Bailey helped  to teach children how to escape dangerous situations, in February, two months after the brutal murder of 7-year-old Jorelys Rivera.

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