GBI investigating altercation between council members

Published 4:08 pm Wednesday, September 13, 2023

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is looking into an alleged altercation between two LaGrange City Council members.

According to LaGrange Police Chief Garrett Fiveash, the undisclosed incident occurred around 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 12.

Fiveash said the GBI will conduct the investigation to avoid the appearance of impropriety, favoritism and conflict of interest and to seek further details from the agency.

“The GBI is going to be handling the investigation so there will be no conflict of interest because we actually answer to the city council,” Fiveash said.

Fiveash would not release any further details about the incident, including identifying the councilmen involved or even what the alleged criminal accusation was.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.