Officer Abbott of the Cobb County (GA) Sheriff’s department announced, via email, that he will be retiring. He has submitted the email internally, before the formal firing that was being done by the sheriff’s office.
Lt. Abbott is remembered, not by his many years of duty, but because of the dash-cam video of him telling a driver “Remember, we only kill black people. We only kill black people, right?”, in order to alleviate her concerns for possible police brutality.
It is uncertain how the retirement announcement will affect the overall internal investigation, going forward.