Allen leads tour as jail ops draw scrutiny

In the wake of six recent firings and ongoing reports of pretrial detainees being stabbed inside the Clayton County Jail, Sheriff Levon Allen led a tour of the jail for representatives of the New Order National Human Rights Organization and the Nation of Islam on Friday, June 2.…

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Disabled vet wins $202K federal employment suit against CCSO

12:27 p.m. 5/31: CLARIFIES Moen, Farmer dropped as codefendants A former Clayton County Sheriff’s services clerk who is a disabled veteran has won a federal employment discrimination suit against former sheriff Victor Hill. A jury found on May 19 that CCSO both discriminated against and retaliated against Brittani Williams under the Rehabilitation Act and the…

Manhunt underway near Reynolds in domestic homicide

Multiple law enforcement agencies are searching for a suspect in a domestic-related homicide near Reynolds Nature Center and the surrounding area. According to Clayton County Police, a man fatally shot his father-in-law during a domestic dispute in the 1000 block of Reynolds Court. The Clayton Crescent’s editor was in Reynolds Nature Preserve shortly after 11…

Feds sentence 2 Jonesboro men in firearms case

A federal judge has sentenced two Jonesboro men to federal prison after the Clayton County Police Department and federal agents busted their illegal weapons sales operation in March 2022. U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Georgia Ryan K. Buchanan announced the convictions Friday in a press release. Anthony Maseda, 21, and Erik Arreola-Torres, 20,…

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Hearing on pleadings in Bivins suit

CORRECTION 5:17 p.m.: Bivins was CFO, not CEO A federal district judge heard arguments on the pleadings Monday in the case of Bivins v. Franklin et al., the suit that…


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