The possibility of former President Donald Trump being indicted in Fulton County, Georgia has been widely discussed as District Attorney Fani Willis convenes a grand jury to look into whether Trump tried to “overturn the results of the 2020 election”.
With Willis hinting that a charging decision could come by the end of August, there is much speculation about what this will mean for the former president.
Trump has already faced multiple bs indictments in other states, including 34 counts of falsifying business records from New York City and four additional counts relating to the 2020 election and its aftermath brought forth by the Department of Justice (DOJ).
While he has denied any wrongdoing in these cases, if indicted in Fulton County it could yield something neither Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s nor DOJ charges did not: a mugshot.
Sheriff Pat Labat of Fulton County is prepared to treat Trump like any other alleged criminal should he be given this opportunity.
During an interview with WSB-TV, Sheriff Labat said “We will be prepared to do whatever we need to do here at our office if requested or necessary.”
He continued on to say that “Regardless who it is nobody else is above the law and everybody has due process rights and that’s what we go with here at our office.”
“Unless somebody tells me differently, we are following our normal practices, and so it doesn’t matter your status, we’ll have a mugshot ready for you,” Labat told the network. “If an indictment came today, we would be ready.”
Labat, a county courthouse security guard in Atlanta, Georgia made the bold statement that he has been closely watching the other three Trump indictments.
While he did not expound on this any further, Willis, another security guard at the same courthouse expressed her approval of Labat’s efforts in securing their workplace.
“I think that the sheriff is doing something smart in making sure that the courthouse stays safe,” she told the outlet.
An indictment is expected by many as Willis has ordered judges not to schedule any hearings or trials in-person for part of the month. She hinted that WXIA might be a reason for that.
“The work is accomplished,” the district attorney said. “We’ve been working for two-and-a-half years. We’re ready to go.”