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P.I. hired to investigate Grovetown police

Posted: March 20, 2012 - 10:41am  |  Updated: March 21, 2012 - 3:16pm

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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.

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Sweet son


A lot of money in troubled times! GBI??


Well how many police officers

Well how many police officers does Grovetown have? If those three were in the meeting, it can pretty much narrow it down to who it could be.


I agree ! Why spend taxpayer

I agree ! Why spend taxpayer money on this when the GBI or the State's Attorney General's office can investigate it for free ? I love the way my tax money is being flushed away in Grovetown.

Barry Paschal

Numbers in Grovetown Public Safety

FYI: According to the city's Web site, and not including Chief Al Robinson, the Grovetown Department of Public Safety employs 39 officers.


Waste of $$

Constant waste of money in the City of Grovetown. I say they all come to my neighborhood as their punishment and clean the neighbors yard across the street from me!