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For immediate release
CITY OF JESUP PUBLIC ANNOUNCEMENT February 3, 2021
On Tuesday, February 2, during a regularly scheduled meeting, the Mayor and Board of Commissioners of the City of Jesup, Georgia, by formal motion, directed the City Manager to release the Jesup Police Chief, Mike Lane, of his duties.
The City is now following the procedures provided for in the Employee Handbook for the City of Jesup to permanently relieve the Chief of his duties. Chief Lane has been suspended while those procedures are carried out.
The City Manager had earlier requested an Internal Affairs investigation from an outside law enforcement agency in connection with complaints by former employees concerning the Chief. In addition, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is still conducting an independent investigation related to the complaints made against Chief Lane. The City has not yet received the GBI Report.
The City of Jesup is committed to be the premier place to live and work through the provision of quality services to our citizens and employees, creating a safe and harmonious environment for all.
The Mayor and Board of Commissioners of the City of Jesup appreciate the trust placed in us by our citizens. We practice continuous improvement for the betterment of the City and will never stop asking ourselves how we can improve.