Georgia Public Safety

Georgia Public Safety

Small Georgia city picks councilman as its new police chief

A small city in southeast Georgia is hiring one of its elected councilmen as its new police chief.

Police: Boy, 3, shoots himself inside vehicle with no adults

Police say the boy’s mother was later arrested on charges unrelated to the shooting, and that their investigation of the gunfire is ongoing.

Authorities: Georgia man had explosives, bomb-making materials

Sgt. Marianne Kelley said in a statement that the suspect had explosive materials, which when mixed together could make an explosive device, in addition to other materials commonly used for bomb-making.

GBI Task Force: 350 Arrests in 2017 for Crimes Against Children

Georgia’s Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) Task Force has released data for 2017.  The task force is housed within the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s...

Clemency hearing scheduled for Georgia ‘stocking strangler’

Georgia’s parole board plans to hold a clemency hearing for an inmate known as the “stocking strangler” who’s scheduled for execution. The State Board of...

Georgia Man Turns Self in After Fatal Shooting

A Georgia man has turned himself into police for the shooting death of a man earlier this month. WTVM-TV reports the Columbus Police Department issued a murder...

Georgia prison officials investigate apparent inmate suicide

rison officials say they are investigating the sixth apparent inmate suicide this year in Georgia prisons. The Georgia Department of Corrections said in a news...

Prison officials say Georgia inmate died of apparent suicide

Corrections officials in Georgia say they’re investigating the apparent suicide of an inmate.

Inmate gets 18 more months for running inmate taxi service

Inmate gets 18 more months for running inmate taxi service

Georgia’s top judge applauds criminal justice reform success

Georgia's top judge applauded the progress made on criminal justice reform in the state.