Sheriff: Georgia officer to be fired after calling inmate racial slur

Clayton County Corrections Officer Gregory Hubert Brown has been put on administrative leave. (Clayton County Sheriff's Office)

A Clayton County corrections officer will be fired after officials say he called a suicidal inmate a racial slur.

Sheriff Victor Hill told FOX 5 that Corrections Officer Gregory Hubert Brown was put on administrative leave without pay Sunday after he called an inmate a "crazy N-word."

The inmate involved was on suicide watch at the time of the incident, Hill said.

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According to the sheriff, other inmates and another corrections officer heard Brown use the slur.

"Brown will be fired within the next 72 hours by order of the Sheriff in compliance with civil service guidelines," Hills said in a statement.

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