Augusta University Police Officer No Longer On The Job

Photo of former Augusta University police officer Wesley Martin.
Photo of former Augusta University police officer Wesley Martin.

Augusta, GA – An Augusta University police officer who was on paid administrative leave no longer works for the school.

A university spokesperson tells WJBF News Channel 6 that officer Wesley Martin is no longer employed by AU.

Martin was under investigation, although school officials haven’t told us why.

The campus safety officer has been under the public eye for his use of force on several different cases.

In 2012, he tased Frederick Gibbons through a car window. Gibbons was acquitted of assault charges in that case.

In 2013, Martin fired shots at Keith James during a traffic stop. James was also acquitted.

Then in 2014, Martin shot student Donte Stewart in the face after receiving a call about a noise complaint. Stewart is still facing assault charges.

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Officer Martin is also part of a civil rights lawsuit.

University officials won’t tell us if Martin resigned or was terminated.

We will continue to follow this story and provide the latest information as it becomes available.

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