The Newnan Times-Herald


Former Grantville police chief resigns in Jonesboro

  • By Winston Skinner
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  • Jun. 16, 2018 - 5:55 PM

Franklin Allen, police chief in Jonesboro, has resigned from his post.

Allen was the police chief in Grantville from 2006-2010. Atlanta news media reported Allen’s resignation on Wednesday from the Jonesboro post. He has been police chief in Jonesboro since leaving Grantville in 2010.

“Allen denied his resignation is related to recent allegations by Black Lives Matter activists that he failed to adequately discipline an officer who the organization alleges had mistreated a teen while he was in custody,” according to WXIA’s website.

Allen resigned in Grantville in July 2010 after criticism for his attendance at a multi-week out-of-state training program.

More details will be in the Sunday print edition of the The Newnan Times-Herald.