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Savannah lawyers claim Tybee Island officers violated the law by using Taser against autistic teen on Tybee Island

June 27, 2010
On Friday, the Georgia Bureau of investigation filed a report with the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office concerning the tasing of an autistic teenager. The report’s findings may determine whether the officers involved face criminal charges for using Taser against the teen. WTOC has the story. Clifford Grevemberg and his brother went to order food […]

Recent changes to Georgia’s sex offender registry offer hope for removing low-level offenders

June 23, 2010
A new Georgia sex offender law will allow many low level sex offenders to be taken off the registry much sooner than previously allowed. The new law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2010, has been hailed by proponents as a second chance for many of Georgia’s 16,000 convicted sex offenders. Until the passage […]

Georgia appeals court limits “pat-down” searches and “safety frisks”

June 6, 2010
The Court of Appeals recently reaffirmed the long standing rule that an officer who conducts a traffic stop must have a particularized suspicion that an occupant of the vehicle poses a safety threat before the occupant can be patted-down. The Court went on to hold that this rule holds true even if the officer intends […]




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