Clayton County District Attorney Tasha Mosley speaks to reporters in front of the Harold R. Banke Justice Center

by Robin Kemp

Clayton County District Attorney Tasha Mosley issued a statement Sept. 15 on the Sept. 11 arrest and beating of Roderick Walker during a Clayton County Sheriff’s Office COBRA stop.

“On Friday, September 11, there was an incident involving Clayton County Sheriff’s deputies and Roderick Walker, parts of which were captured on video. Those videos have been widely circulated. Sheriff Victor Hill has referred this matter to our office for a full investigation. To that end, my office is collecting any and all pertinent information. As with any investigation, we encourage anyone who witnessed anything to contact my office. The number is (770) 477-3450. The Georgia Rules of Professional Conduct strictly forbid a prosecutor from making any comments to the media that could heighten public condemnation of any parties involved in the case. Therefore, I cannot and will not comment on the details of any ongoing investigation. We will not rush to judgment. Rather, we will be fair and thorough. That is what I have been entrusted to do for the citizens of Clayton County. Thank you.”