Press Releases

GBI Crime Lab Backlog Reduced by Fifty-five Percent

July 10, 2013

Decatur, GA - In just eight months the backlog at the GBI Crime Lab of reports incomplete after 30 days has been reduced by more than 55%.   At the end of June 2013 only 3041 reports were older than 30 days compared to 6931 at the end of Octob

Lakeland Man Shot to Death in Car

July 8, 2013

Lakeland, GA - On Sunday, July 7, 2013 at approximately 12:30 am, the Lakeland Police Department responded to the shooting of a man in a vehicle in front of 144 S.

First Citizens Bank Robbery, Thomson, Georgia

June 27, 2013

Thomson, GA. – On June 27, 2013, at approximately 9:44 AM, the GBI was requested to assist the Thomson Police Department with a bank robbery that occurred at the First Citizens Bank on Main Street in Thomson, GA.

Officer Involved Shooting at Sardis Police Department

June 11, 2013

Sardis, GA. – On June 10, 2013, at approximately 3:00 AM, the GBI was requested to assist the Sardis Police Department with an officer involved shooting that occurred at the Sardis Police Department in Sardis, Burke County, Georgia.