GPD holds judgmental use of force training

  SHEILA  A. MATHEWS ::: As part of its ongoing officer training, the Griffin Police Department recently held Judgmental Use of Force training. For the first time, in addition to its officers, the PD this year extended an invitation to members of the local media to participate in similar training exercises entitled Citizen Police Encounters […]

SCSO investigator: Use of force in jail was excessive, Part II

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: Publisher’s note – This is the second in a series of four articles about a use of force incident in the Spalding County Jail, its Internal Affairs investigation, the outcome and alleged ongoing racial tension at the facility. To read the first article, please visit An Internal Affairs investigation following a use […]

SCSO investigation determines excessive force was used in jail

SHEILA A. MATHEWS ::: A Spalding County Jail use of force incident that was reviewed by a variety of supervisors and investigators with disparate findings ultimately resulted in disciplinary action being taken against two Spalding County Sheriff’s Office employees. The incident occurred Nov. 21, 2015, and involved a female prisoner – Emily Gasaway – and […]