Responses to questions in Boynton investigation become heated

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The September release of the GBI case file on its Jessica Boynton investigation raised questions as multiple inconsistencies were revealed. Efforts to obtain answers to those questions have been stymied by the refusal to respond to questions about those inconsistencies. The GRIP first interviewed Griffin Police Department Chief Mike Yates in […]

Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam behind false death notification in Jessica Boynton incident

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Through a series of Open Records requests, The GRIP has learned that Spalding County Sheriff Wendell Beam is responsible for the false death notification made to the elderly grandparents of Jessica Boynton. The notification was made following an April 15, 2016, shooting incident – ruled by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation […]

GBI completes Boynton investigation requested by GPD

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: The Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) has completed its investigation into the April 15 incident in which Jessica Boynton, the wife of Griffin Police Department (GPD) Officer Matthew Boynton, allegedly attempted to commit suicide using her husband’s duty weapon. GPD Chief Mike Yates immediately requested the GBI investigation, and agents arrived […]

GBI report on Boynton investigation leaves some questions unanswered

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: After thoroughly reviewing the GBI investigative case file on the April 15 Boynton incident, The GRIP conducted interviews with officials of the Griffin Police Department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in an effort to clarify apparent inconsistencies. Following the April 15 incident, Griffin Police Department Officer Matthew Boynton, with the […]

GBI: GPD officer’s service weapon used in alleged suicide attempt

Publisher note: It is The GRIP’s policy to not routinely report on suicides or attempted suicides. However, this incident involves a family member of a local law enforcement officer and is under investigation by the GBI. The information contained in this report was released by the Griffin Police Department, and The GRIP will follow up with additional information […]

GBI investigating alleged suicide attempt by local LEO’s wife

Publisher note: It is The GRIP’s policy to not routinely report on suicides or attempted suicides. However, this incident involves a family member of a local law enforcement officer and is under investigation by the GBI. The information contained in this report was released by the Griffin Police Department, and The GRIP will follow up with additional information […]