Sources: Forest Park PD chief out

Two reliable sources with connections to law enforcement tell The Clayton Crescent that Forest Park Police Chief Nathaniel Clark has resigned. One source said that Clark had been “forced out,” but did not have further details as of press time. City officials have not returned requests for comment. The Clayton Crescent was told Clark was…

Forest Park officer-involved shooting wounds 1

A man is in Grady Hospital after he was shot and wounded by a Forest Park Police officer responding to a domestic dispute. Police did not state the man’s condition. According to FPPD spokesperson Maj. Johnson, a “third party” called around 11:23 a.m. to report a domestic incident between a mother and adult son in…

Payne trial now Jan. 23

Hannah Payne, who faces malice murder and other charges in the 2019 shooting of Kenneth Herring during a traffic dispute, is set to go on trial January 23, 2023. Superior Court Judge Shana Rooks Malone ordered a specially set trial date after she said Payne’s defense attorney, Matt Tucker, failed to notify the court that…

Payne jury selection today

After three and a half years, jury selection gets underway today (Monday, Nov. 14) in the malice murder trial of Hannah Payne, the woman charged with fatally shooting motorist Kenneth Herring, 62, of Riverdale in a May 7, 2019 traffic incident. First responders have said Herring may have been trying to drive himself to the…

Payne motions hearing on Nov. 8

Hannah Payne, the woman charged with malice murder in the shooting death of Kenneth Herring, is scheduled for a 2 p.m. motions hearing on Tuesday, November 8 before Clayton County Superior Court Judge Shana Rooks Malone in Room 402 of the Harold R. Banke Justice Center. The Clayton Crescent left a message with Payne’s defense…

Election 2022: All hands on deck

UPDATE NOV. 8, 7 a.m.: POLLS ARE NOW OPEN! VOTE TODAY BEFORE 7 p.m.! Tuesday, November 8 is Election Day. If you are a registered voter in the state of Georgia, your last chance to make your voice heard is now. How many people have voted already? As of October 1, 2022, there were 205,753…

Biden issues executive order pardoning simple marijuana possession

President Joe Biden on Thursday issued an executive order pardoning all people with a simple marijuana possession conviction on or before October 6, 2022: Here’s Biden’s announcement: Too many lives have been upended because of our failed approach to marijuana. Hear from @POTUS on the three steps he is taking to right these wrongs. pic.twitter.com/IqOxHxjgue—…