GPD releases citizens’ personal Facebook records

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has released personal messages from the Facebook account of Will Holloway Sanders and three other individuals. This followed a public statement directed solely to Sanders that was allegedly made by GPD Chief Mike Yates. “Mr. Sanders, The police department and myself have been the subject of numerous […]

Internal Affairs file sheds light on GPD “Facebook” investigation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Griffin Police Department has released its Internal Affairs (IA) investigative file on Bryan Jones and Stacy Beckom, who were both master patrol officers before being terminated for their participation in a Facebook discussion that included derogatory statements and threats against Griffin resident Joe Ward. Lt. Darrell Dix, who works in […]

Two Griffin police officers terminated over Facebook comments

STAFF  REPORT :: Griffin City Manager Kenny Smith, in keeping with the recommendation of Police Chief Mike Yates, has terminated Bryan Jones and Stacy Beckom, both formerly master patrol officers with the Griffin Police Department. A press released issued by the city stated, “The city of Griffin takes pride in its reputation for providing a […]

Griffin Police Department responds to “The Purge” threat

STAFF REPORTS ::: The Griffin Police Department on Wednesday released a statement regarding “The Purge” meme circulating on social media sites. The press release states the GPD is very aware of the so-called “Purge” event that is circulating throughout social media claiming there will be such an event in Griffin this Friday night, Aug. 29. […]