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 […]

Griffin PD Officer Matthew Boynton subject of falsified criminal allegation

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: From information obtained through Open Records requests, The GRIP has learned that Courtney Callaway was terminated from her employment with Spalding E911 after filing what was determined to be a false criminal allegation against her former boyfriend, Griffin Police Department Officer Matthew Boynton. A formal complaint alleging of terroristic threats, stalking […]

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: 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 […]