Grovetown city officials approved paying for an investigation into a city Department of Public Safety employee Monday, but refuse to say who or why.
City Council members held a closed-door session for about 45 minutes Monday afternoon. When they emerged, the council voted to spend up to $3,000 for a private investigator to look into allegations of misconduct against a public safety employee.
“It’s one co-worker claiming another co-worker has done something improper,” Grovetown Mayor George James said, adding that two Public Safety employees made allegations against the same employee.
The council agreed to allow City Attorney Brendan Fleming to hire the private investigator.
“One allegation was different from the other,” James said. “We’re bringing in an outside source to the investigation.”
The investigation is expected to conclude in about a week.
James refused to reveal the name of the employee as a precaution against any possible slander or defamation.
Public Safety Chief Al Robinson, and Capts. Wayne Kent and Gary Owens, also attended the meeting.