Dozens rally against suspended officer in Thomaston

Dozens rally against suspended officer in Thomaston

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THOMASTON, Ga. -

A rally was held in the city of Thomaston Tuesday night to protest the firing of a suspended officer.

Officer Phillip Tobin is currently on paid leave after he tasered Kelsey Rockemore earlier this month. Community leaders tell FOX 5 that incident is just the latest in a long string of complaints.

Concerned citizens joined Senator Vincent Fort who spoke out at the rally. Rally organizers contend what’s at question is Tobin over stepping his bounds as a police officer.

Officer Tobin has an astonishing record of complaints dating back many years.

Thomaston Police Chief Dan Greathouse describes Tobin as a very proactive officer that makes a lot of arrests. Greathouse also says he brought in two new investigators to conduct an internal investigation along with a separate GBI investigating

The protest was held at Thomaston City Hall.

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