FRAT Version: A small town in Georgia hires a police officer who has been found guilty of some misdemeanors and accused of some felonies. Earlier this year, the local district attorney warns the chief of police he will not put that officer on the stand.
A few months later, that officer tickets a man for speeding. The man’s attorney sends the city attorney an email pointing out the DA has determined that officer has credibility issues. If ends up with the chief of police getting an arrest warrant for the driver’s attorney for extortion and bribery.
According to Norris’ POST profile, before he was an officer Norris was found guilty in 2002 of misdemeanor stalking and harassing communication. For actions in 2011, he was indicted for criminal trespass, stalking, criminal attempt to commit aggravated stalking and obstruction of an officer while with the Ware County Sheriff’s Office. In 2014, the charges were placed on the dead docket (not prosecuted) with several stipulations, including that he not have contact with another officer who was the subject of the allegations and that he was banned from the judicial circuit in which he had been working. In 2015 the charges were “nolle prossed,” abandoned by the prosecutor.
In 2016, POST placed Norris on 36 months probation and ordered him to complete a domestic violence course and issued a public reprimand