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Sun Aug 28, 2016, 03:15 AM Aug 2016

4 Savannah-Chatham police officers suspended after mistaken identity Taser case

SAVANNAH | Savannah-Chatham Police Chief Joseph Lumpkin says that four officers have been suspended after one of them used a Taser on a Savannah man in a case of mistaken identity earlier this year.

On Friday, Lumpkin sent a statement to news media in which he said he had “personally apologized” to Patrick Mumford, the 24-year-old man whom police initially charged with a crime after using a stun gun on him Feb. 1 in front of a home on Martha Street in Savannah.

The officers, who were searching for someone else, did not ask Mumford for identification, which, Lumpkin said, “May have de-escalated the situation at its onset.”

“On behalf of the men and women of the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department and as human beings, we sincerely regret what Mr. Patrick Mumford experienced on February 1, 2016, in the encounter with our officers,” Lumpkin said in his statement.

Read more: http://onlineathens.com/local-news/2016-08-27/4-savannah-chatham-police-officers-suspended-after-mistaken-identity-taser

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4 Savannah-Chatham police officers suspended after mistaken identity Taser case (Original Post) TexasTowelie Aug 2016 OP
Only apologizing cuz video Liberal_in_LA Aug 2016 #1
I don't think it will help much safeinOhio Aug 2016 #2
yup Liberal_in_LA Aug 2016 #3


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2. I don't think it will help much
Sun Aug 28, 2016, 09:10 AM
Aug 2016

in the Civil cases that is sure to follow.

The only question that remains is how much it will cost Savannah-Chatham.

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