This one’s from back in The Day (April 14, 2021, 20 be exact).
Meet Crawford County, Georgia, Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald Ballard. Depitee Dawg here got his poor Celine ass fired and charged with aggravated assault and violation of oath of office. He beat a handcuffed prisoner for jollies. On the pretext of a traffic stop, naturally.
Although, to be sure, cops would say, “nuh-uhh. Narcotics, not a traffic stop.” Missing the point entirely (and purposefully) that it don’t matter: broken tail light, dice dangling from the rear-view, narcotics. It’s all irrelevant.
All that matters is that Porker Ballard took liberties with his Oath and his badge and his gun.
And brutalized a handcuffed prisoner.
And, here’s the story, straight from WGXA TV, April 14, 2021:
Crawford County deputy fired after he fights with suspect, leaves him unconscious: GBI
by Claire Helm
Wednesday, April 14th 2021
Ronald Ballard/Crawford County Sheriff’s Office
UPDATE 4:40 p.m.
CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ga. — The Georgia Bureau of Investigation states in a press release more details on the incident that led to charges of aggravated assault on a Crawford County Sheriff Deputy.
The GBI says they arrested Dennis Ballard, 47, of Crawford County and charged him with aggravated assault and violation of oath of office on April 14.
The incident investigated happened on March 16, 2021 and the GBI was called in to investigate it only three days later.
They say that Ballard observed what he believed to be a hand-to-hand drug transaction at a motel parking lot in Crawford County.
Ballard then followed the suspects in the vehicle and contacted the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office Patrol Unit to assist in a traffic stop of the vehicle.
When the vehicle was stopped, Ballard and the Crawford County SO deputy encountered two adult men, one adult woman, and 2 juveniles in the vehicle.
Ballard removed a backpack from inside the vehicle and shortly after removing the backpack, one of the men attempted to snatch the backpack out of Ballard’s hand and run.
The other man also ran from the location. In the attempt to snatch the backpack from Ballard, Ballard and the man fought.
During the fight, Ballard and the man ended up on the ground behind the vehicle.
Ballard then placed his forearm on the neck of the man and applied force which resulted in the man becoming unresponsive.
Ballard had to perform a sternum rub to revive the man.
After the man was revived, Ballard placed handcuffs on the man and assisted him to his feet.
Seconds later, Ballard kicked the feet out from under the handcuffed man and took him to the ground.
The GBI will complete an independent investigation. Once complete, it will be turned over to the Macon Judicial Circuit District Attorney’s Office.
CRAWFORD COUNTY, Ga. — A Crawford County sheriff’s deputy has been fired and arrested for a use of force incident.
Sheriff Lewis Walker said Wednesday that it happened on March 16 during a traffic stop on a private driveway off of Hwy. 42 south.
Reports show that deputy Brian Hovarth and deputy Ronald Ballard were put on administrative leave over the incident on March 19, and the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to look into the case.
Today Sheriff Walker said that the District Attorney’s Office cleared Hovarth after reviewing the GBI report, but charged Ballard with aggravated assault and violation of oath of office.
Ballard turned himself into the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office today and had his first appearance hearing before Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Monroe. Ballard’s bond, which he’s since posted, was set at $25,000.
Sheriff Walker said Hovarth has been with the sheriff’s office for two years, and Ballard was with the sheriff’s office for nine years.
From The Tumalo Lookout:
Ballard is a nine-year veteran of the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office. Likely that makes him some kind of “leader” among his colleagues.
And likely he’s been conducting himself this way for a long, long time.
And likely half of his colleagues have been looking the other way. (Figure maybe as many as 68.2%, or more).
Or laughing along with him (figure maybe as many as 50% or so).
Or joining in (figure some 16% or so).
Where do ya’ think Crawford County Sheriff’s Deputy Ronald Ballard fits on this chart?
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI, or KKK for short) has thus far refused to release the identity of Ballard’s victim, as well as — of course — body cam video of the incident. Oh, it’s there all right. They just don’t wanna tell us anything more than they have to.
Any guesses as to why?
Well, here’s my guess: Ronald Ballard isn’t just a pig.