GPD officer receives corrective action for blaring “The Purge” horn while on patrol

PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Griffin Police Department Chief Mike Yates has identified this officer as Patrolman Josh Holley, of the Uniform Patrol Division.
Yates DID NOT attempt to withhold the officer’s name. The GRIP initially failed to ask for that information.
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In all seriousness, I apologize for my oversight. It was mine alone. – Sheila


An officer of the Griffin Police Department has received corrective action for their use of an audio clip from the movie “The Purge” while on patrol.

The incident occurred Thursday night during the second night of a curfew enacted by the Griffin Board of Commissioners.

According to GPD Chief Mike Yates, the officer, Patrolman Josh Holley, of the Uniform Patrol Division, has been reprimanded.

“As soon as we were aware of it, the officer was reprimanded,” Yates said. “If there are other questions, citizens are welcome to contact me.”

The incident came to light after a citizen recorded the incident and shared it on social media.

In the video, the infamous horn from “The Purge” could be heard as the officer patrolled Taylor Street

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