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GBI asked to review report on SCMPD officers, officer dismissed

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The Chatham County District Attorney's Office on Friday was given a copy of a report conducted by Manuel, Daniels, Burke International of the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Dept. officers.  

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation was asked on Dec. 10 by the district attorney's office to review the report for criminal wrongdoing.

The district attorney's office reviewed the report this week to determine if any crimes were committed, but did not name any officers specifically. The office determined that most of the activity in question occurred before Heap took office and that MDBI conducted the probe into investigating officers' personnel actions not criminal wrongdoing, according to a news release from the Chatham Count District Attorney's Office.

"This matter is now in the hands of the GBI and it is inappropriate for me, or my office to make any further comments about this pending investigation into any criminal wrongdoing," District Attorney Meg Heap said in a statement.

After MDBI's probe, Willet Williams was dismissed from his position as a Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police officer.

One other officer that was investigated in MDBI's probe, Malik Khaalis, serves with the reserves and is currently deployed. He has been on unpaid military leave, and he does still retain his job.

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