A Woodstock Police sergeant is on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an internal investigation, the police department reported last Wednesday.
According to a statement from the department:
Saturday, April 6, Sgt. Randy Milligan was informed of a man who appeared unresponsive while the sergeant was working an extra duty job at Stars and Strikes, 10010 Ga. Highway 92 in Woodstock.
Milligan and the manager attempted to wake the man, identified as Calvin Jamel Taylor, 38, of Hollywood, Florida. After several attempts, police woke him up and attempted to escort him outside in order to seek medical attention from Woodstock Fire Department. While police escorted him, Taylor became combative and disorderly. Following a brief altercation, the sergeant and other officers who arrived detained him and placed him under arrest.
Taylor refused medical treatment on scene but was later transported to a local hospital by officers where he was treated, released and booked into Cherokee County jail.
Taylor is charged with simple battery on a public officer, obstruction or hindering law enforcement officers, public drunkenness and disorderly conduct.
Following a routine review of the incident and use of force report, the department initiated an internal investigation which is ongoing. Per department policy, Milligan was placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of the internal investigation.
Milligan is a 13-year veteran of the department, was promoted to sergeant in 2013, and is currently assigned as supervisor of the special operations group.