“He just walked through each piece of paper and wrote down his notes,” Woodard said.
Howard has previously called the GBI's probe an administrative matter and said that he expects to be fully exonerated. Neither he nor Reed responded Tuesday to questions.
Woodard said the GBI agent also planned to interview City Council President Felicia Moore. Asked about the interview, Moore said in a text message: “It’s an open investigation, so I have no comment.”
Shields, who was a deputy chief in charge of departmental finances at the time of the payments, told the AJC last week that it is becoming clear that the payments “were designed for reasons other than taking care of the community and I regret that the police department was complicit — albeit unknowingly — in its funding.”
“Chief Shields has spoken to the GBI and is fully cooperating,” said APD Spokesman Carlos Campos.