WATCH: Georgia Cop Who Killed Caroline Small Shoots Self After Killing Wife


Lt. Robert C. Sasser had a well-documented history of misconduct as a Glynn County police officer, but nothing outdid his final spectacle of violence Thursday when he shot and killed his estranged wife and her boyfriend, before fatally shooting himself in the head.

The incident has left authorities in Glynn County exposed to charges that one of their own was given special treatment that led to Thursday’s killings. Sasser was one of the most notorious officers in Georgia after the brutal 2010 shooting death of Caroline Small where he and another officer sprayed bullets across the windshield of the unarmed mother. Both officers escaped punishment and kept their badges and guns, despite strong evidence the shooting was unjustified.

“This just never should have happened,” said William Atkins, an Atlanta civil rights attorney who represented Small’s family after the shooting. “He never should have had this opportunity. The signs were everywhere.”

Caroline Small was raising two young children when she was shot and killed by Glynn County police officer Cory Sasser and another officer in 2010. (The Atlanta Journal-Constitution)
Just last month, a judge banned Sasser from Glynn County after a pair of violent episodes. The first, on May 13, involved a domestic violence arrest involving his wife, Katie, and was followed just days later by a nine-hour armed standoff with SWAT police that ended with a felony arrest after Sasser tried to assault officers.

Despite violating his bond in the domestic violence arrest, a Glynn County judge gave Sasser bond a second time for the assault of the officers.

Sasser, who goes by the name Cory, had been living in Alabama with a sister in recent weeks. His bond conditions included staying away from firearms, avoiding his estranged wife and attending regular mental health counseling.

But a court hearing related to his divorce drew him back to Brunswick on Tuesday. The hearing didn’t go his way, according to his criminal defense attorney, who said a judge offered very limited visitation rights for Sasser to see his 10-year-old son.

“I’m angry,” said attorney Alan David Tucker. “I’m pissed (at him). I can’t do anything about it because he’s dead. I and others went to bat for him.”

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