GBI Particular Agent-in-Cost Todd Crosby says the assault occurred within the administrative space of the jail.
MACON, Ga. — Sheriff David Davis and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation say, up to now, they consider the lethal assault on a Bibb County deputy by an inmate was not captured on digicam.
Investigators say on Tuesday morning inmate Albert Booze fatally stabbed Bibb County Deputy Christopher Knight. GBI Particular Agent-in-Cost Todd Crosby stated it occurred when deputies had been shifting Booze from one cell to a unique commentary cell after Booze made suicidal threats.
“It appears like, up to now, the precise occasion could haven’t been captured on digicam,” Davis stated, referring to the lethal assault. He says the potential downside with surveillance is a part of the inner affairs investigation.
Crosby confirmed the GBI has not discovered video of the stabbing.
Crosby says the assault occurred within the jail’s administrative workplace space. That is the place the lieutenant’s workplace is and in that space is commentary cells.
“There are a pair cells in that space, however inmates aren’t usually housed there. They might be introduced in for only a minute or two, but it surely’s not a long-term housing unit,” Davis stated.
However why did the deputies take inmate Albert Booze to that space of the jail?
“That is a part of why we’re attempting to determine. That is a part of the investigation… as to what was the choice factors that had that inmate dropped at that individual a part of the jail,” Davis stated.
In line with county data, the Bibb County Sheriff’s Workplace submitted a request for contractors to bid on putting in safety gear for the legislation enforcement heart in 2016. The doc lists areas the place surveillance cameras must be put in or upgraded. It mentions a digicam within the space of administrative cell 1 and a couple of on the lieutenant’s workplace entrance.
“So are there cameras in that space or had been the cameras not working?” Reporter Ashlyn Webb requested Sheriff Davis.
“That is one thing we obtained to search out out from the investigation. Proper now, I do not know that data,” Davis stated in our interview Thursday.
Crosby says this has not hindered the GBI’s investigation. He says they’ve interviewed roughly 15 deputies, who both witnessed the assault or labored with inmate Albert Booze.