The Grip obtains final report of SCSO Internal Affairs investigation of David Gibson


Through a series of Open Records requests, The Grip has obtained substantial information, including the final report of the Internal Affairs investigation, of David Gibson, the former captain over the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office Uniform Patrol Division.

A 27-year employee of the SCSO, Gibson retired in lieu of termination May 21 in the midst of the investigation of allegations of sexual harassment, creating a hostile workplace, improper use of the Internet, conduct unbecoming a deputy and violating his oath of office.

On June 15, Ruby King, the secretary of Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam, alleged she is one of Gibson’s sexual harassment victims and obtained a temporary restraining order preventing the release of all materials pertaining to this investigation.

The Grip did not violate that restraining order, but rather obtained the records through an Open Records request submitted to an entity not bound by the restraining order.

The Grip will begin publishing a series of articles detailing the allegations and findings of this investigation.

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