Former Georgia Police Officer Is In Jail

A former Georgia police officer is in jail, accused of wearing his uniform while he committed crimes.

Surveillance video shows Justin Thorne inside a Cobb County hotel, where police said he robbed two guests at gunpoint. The robbery happened Oct. 17 inside the Comfort Inn and Suites off Windy Hill Road in Cobb County during the late morning hours.

Surveillance video shows Thorne dressed in his police gear that included a bulletproof vest, hat, full uniform, a gun and even a police badge. But what the hotel staff didn’t know at the time was that this 22-year-old, who is now under arrest and charged with multiple felonies, wasn’t there to conduct an investigation. Instead, Cobb County police say, he was there to commit an armed robbery.

The holdup happened inside a hotel room where two guests were forced to hand over $800 in cash and an iPhone valued at $700. Police worked the case for days and, through the help of APD, they identified Thorne as their suspect. Cobb police will only say this is an ongoing investigation