GPD Chief will consider responding to concerns of alleged weekend shootings when he is on duty

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Many of you have reached out about reports of multiple shooting incidents in the city of Griffin this weekend. After the first report early Friday evening, The GRIP emailed Griffin Police Department Chief Mike Yates. He never responded. After the second report Saturday afternoon, The GRIP again emailed Griffin Police Department […]

EXCLUSIVE: Griffin Police Department manipulated public records, used civic group to “keep the minority community at bay”

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: In an organized effort, the city of Griffin and Griffin Police Department have engaged in the selective release of public records to manipulate the responses of Black residents to law enforcement uses of force and other GPD activities. At the same time, Griffin officials have refused to release those same records […]

Attorney General asked to investigate Spalding County Board of Elections

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Representatives David Knight and Karen Mathiak, members of the Spalding County legislative delegation who represent Districts 130 and 73 respectively, have formally requested Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr conduct an investigation of the Spalding County Board of Elections (BoE). In a letter submitted to Carr on Dec. 10, Knight and Mathiak […]