In an interesting development I decided to do a bit of good ole fashioned research about Chris Brewer, the deputy and self-described “Drug Czar” of Laurens County Georgia who is at the center of the killing of David Hooks. Brewer was the genius that decided to take the word of a meth head to pursue a warrant that resulted in the killing of an innocent man. It appears Chris Brewer has a long history of people questioning his tactics and indeed his integrity as an officer of the law. The story below is 13 years old.
I wonder how many other instances there are of complaints by fellow officers and the public have been filed against the Laurens County “Drug Czar” over the years. I would be beyond shocked if the incident below or the recent bungled drug raid resulting in the killing of David Hooks were close to being the only complaints lodged against Chris Brewer.
Do you know more instances or complaints lodged against Chris Brewer or others within the Laurens County, GA Sheriff’s department? Let us know because the public has a right to know.
Had Chris Brewer been fired 13 years ago David Hooks would still be alive today. The District Attorney back then was afraid to take cases by Brewer to court because he apparently was afraid that Brewer would commit perjury and his cases were very questionable according to quotes by D.A. Walke in the the the Dublin Courier Herald article below. “I have long been dissatisfied with the work of certain elements within the local drug squad,” said Walke.
The more things change the more they stay the same it seems. Perhaps the investigative agencies need to review all of Brewers former cases. If this history of the arrogance and seeming incompetence of Deputy Chris Brewer below outrages you (and it will), please take a few seconds to sign this change.org petition and have Chris Brewer suspended from Laurens County for his role in the death of David Hooks as well as so many other cases stretching back well over a decade. Also please share this petition on Facebook, Twitter and other social media.
Petition to Suspend Deputy Chris Brewer
The Courier Herald – District Attorney responds to suit filed by office Local headline
Great article! Keep up the good work!
We need new blood in the county law
Local Bibb co. SRT unit should be investigated. Too many officers planting drugs for promotional gain.
This slime bag is still a cop because the war on drugs (citizens) is a lucrative business for the county. Until we remove the monitary incentive to police for profit, men like Brewer will continue to operate without accountability.
I would trust Chris Brewer over Ralph Walke. He was the biggest defender of drug dealers in the county while in private practice. I arrested many drug dealers in Lauren’s county and can attest to Chris’ integrity over a piece of crao Ralph Walke.
The Sixth Amendment guarantees the rights of criminal defendants, including the right to a public trial without unnecessary delay, the right to a lawyer, the right to an impartial jury, and the right to know who your accusers are and the nature of the charges and evidence against you. Nice to know that a police officer in Laurens County is against the sixth amendment or actually can’t understand that everyone including drug dealers have a right to a defense and if Walke defended them there should be no stigma attached to that duty. I have a feeling many officers in Laurens County are going to be very grateful for the sixth amendment including Chris Brewer very shortly.