Fla. man convicted in Spalding armed robbery; sentenced to life without possibility of parole

STAFF REPORT ::: A Florida man has been convicted of multiple felony charges related to a 2019 armed robbery at Ringgold’s Grocery. Lend Byrd Jefferson, age 28, was convicted Thursday of two counts of aggravated assault, two counts of armed robbery, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a […]

BREAKING NEWS: Griffin Police Department officer placed on administrative leave

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin City Manager Jessica O’Connor has confirmed that Griffin Police Department Officer Brian Dorety, who has been the subject of recent investigative articles in The GRIP, has been placed on administrative leave with pay. “As is standard practice when someone or something is under investigation, Officer Dorety has been placed on […]

BREAKING NEWS: District Attorney seeking GBI investigation of GPD C.A.G.E. Unit case

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Griffin Judicial Circuit District Attorney Marie Broder has confirmed to The GRIP that she has asked the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) to investigate circumstances surrounding a criminal case of the Griffin Police Department Criminal Apprehension and Gang Enforcement (C.A.G.E.) Unit. “I have requested a preliminary review to be done by […]