Tybee Tasing case to go before Chatham Co. grand jury

Clifford Grevemberg
Clifford Grevemberg

By Don Logana - bio | email

The case of Tybee Island police officers Tasing an 18-year-old teen with autism will go before the Chatham County grand jury for review on whether criminal charges will be brought.

On May 21, Clifford Grevemberg was Tased at about 10:23 p.m. by Tybee Island police officers, according to court records. [Click here to read the police report]

The Chatham County District Attorney's Office announced its findings on the case Thursday afternoon.

Tybee Island Mayor Jason Buelterman and the Tybee Island City Manager asked Tybee Police Chief Jimmy Price to call in outside agents from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation to investigate the case to make sure no laws were broken by police. After the GBI's investigation, it handed a copy of its report over to the district attorney's office for review.

Among the district attorney office's other findings: Because the GBI took over the investigation, the district attorney's office deemed it was not the appropriate source of policy reviews for law enforcement agencies, according to the district attorney's office.

The district attorney's office said it never undertook a review Price or was he ever under criminal investigation for the Tasing incident.

The issues around Grevemberg's disability, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, have been referred to the U.S. Attorney's Office for its review.

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