A Georgia Superior Court judge has ruled that voters cannot decide whether or not to abolish the Glynn County Police Department in a vote on Election Day in November. - Image4 courtesy of Glynn County Police Department / Facebook. 

A Georgia Superior Court judge has ruled that voters cannot decide whether or not to abolish the Glynn County Police Department in a vote on Election Day in November.

Image4 courtesy of Glynn County Police Department / Facebook. 

A Georgia Superior Court judge has ruled that voters cannot decide whether or not to abolish the Glynn County Police Department in a credendum vote on Election Day in November.

According to US News & World Report, the move to abolish the department was spurred by the shooting death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery, which sparked outrage in the community.

However, several local leaders opposed the push to disband the department, and filed a lawsuit in opposition to the referendum effort.

Michael Browning—the chair of the Glynn County Board of Commissioners—said that the push to disband the department was "unconstitutional from the get-go."

Liberty County Judge Charles Rose, agreed, ruling that the authority to abolish a police department rests with local officials and was not subject to a public referendum.

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