Clayton County Sheriff Levon Allen used the county’s law enforcement radio system to announce that the Clayton County Jail would no longer accept suspects arrested by the Riverdale Police Department.

Here is an audio recording of that radio transmission, which The Clayton Crescent obtained through an Open Records Request:

Clayton County Sheriff Levon Allen used a law enforcement frequency to ban Riverdale Police Department from dropping off suspects at the Clayton County Jail, June 7, 2023.

Allen: This is Sheriff One.

Operator: Go ahead.

Allen: Sheriff One. I just want to make sure, make you aware that, per GCIC rules and regulations, that until further notice, we will not accept any, uh, inmate that’s in custody by Riverdale PD.

Operator: Sir, I’ll let everyone know.

Riverdale Police Chief Todd Spivey

Neither Allen, any CCSO public information officer, nor Riverdale Police Chief Todd Spivey have responded to requests for comment as to what GCIC rules or regulations might have been violated, or what prompted Allen’s ban on accepting Riverdale PD’s suspects.

We will update when we have more information.

Robin Kemp is executive editor and CEO of The Clayton Crescent, which she founded in 2020. She has worked for Gambit, CNN, The Weather Channel, Clayton News, Henry Herald, and numerous freelance outlets....

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