City of Tybee settles lawsuit

By Christy Hutchings - bio | email

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) - The suit against the City of Tybee Island over the Tasing of an autistic teen is over. An agreement was reached in Federal Court.

It's being reported the Plaintiff, Clifford Grevemberg was awarded $250,000.

Tybee Mayor Jason Buelterman tells us that the city won't end up paying very much. All they will be responsible for is the deductable.

The decision to settle was decided by in the insurance companies, and the Grevemburg family. We spoke with Grevemburg's attorney, Robert Turner, who says the teen is very happy this matter is resolved.

The city feels the same way. "I think that's it's important to bring closure to this for everybody involved, the city, for the family, and for all the folks that were involved in the situation," said Buelterman.

Buelterman adds this has been very unfortunate. Tybee lost two police officers and their police chief. He says they are now looking forward to just getting passed this ordeal.

As for the two officers, the criminal cases against them are still pending. They will be back in court at the end of this month.

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