Burke County Commission grants total control of budget to Burke County Sheriff’s Office

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WAYNESBORO, Ga. (WJBF) – UPDATE | There will be no lawsuit as Burke County Commission decided to honor Sheriff Alfonzo Williams’ request for control over the budget for Burke County Sheriff’s Office.


The Burke County Commission meeting became heated Tuesday night as Sheriff Alfonzo Williams made a case regarding the department’s budget. A case he will continue to make until the Sheriff’s Office has more control of the budget.

“Why don’t you have FBI agents choking people and killing them in the street? Because they have more invested, they’re more educated, they’re more trained. And that’s why I’m asking, but y’all keep painting me as if I’m just some department head hat just wants a bunch of stuff. That’s not the case, you gotta trust me to do the job,” Sheriff Williams told the Burke County Commission and meeting attendees.

Sheriff Williams tells NewsChannel 6 he intends to file a mandamus action against the Superior Court of Burke County on Wednesday.

A mandamus action is a lawsuit used to urge an officer or employee of the United States Government to act on an administrative matter.

Count on NewsChannel 6 for more information on this developing investigation.


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