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Records Released On Two Metro Officers After Credibility Concerns

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Two officers, the Chatham County District Attorney's office and the U.S. Attorney's office: Those are all the agencies involved in a case which could have far reaching effects on criminal cases in our area - and two men's careers.

The officers in question are officer Malik Khaalis and Officer Willet Williams.

As we first told you last week - Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap told Police Chief Willie Lovett any cases these two men have- quote "substantial involvement" in - will "not" be prosecuted.

Heap added in that memo she was in agreement with the U.S. Attorney's office when making that decision.

We immediately sent a freedom of information act request to the city to find out what happened.

News 3 obtained the personnel record of both Khaalis and Williams.

Hundreds of pages of documents we have just started digging into.

Khaalis was suspended for three days back in 2004, and received a written reprimand.

In most of his evaluations he was given marks of "sufficient" or "average".

Khaalis did fail the Star Corporal exam back in 2005

Willet Williams has been suspended multiple times in his more than 20 year long career.

Everything from failing to properly search a prisoner, drawing a firearm and unnecessary use of force, and several times missing training sessions or letting his training lapse and for going AWOL and not showing up for work.

But despite these previous reprimands and suspensions, just last year his supervisor said he should "take the upcoming sergeants exam."

Williams was also told in the Supervisor comments "you are indeed a very good officer. You possess very good enthusiasm and you work very well with the citizens of the community. Please continue to pass on your knowledge/experience to the younger officers."

We have just started looking into every page of these documents and will have more in the coming days on WSAV News 3

News 3 has also asked for more documents that should offer more insight into why the D.A. has decided not to prosecute any of these officers' cases.

Here are the personnel records officials chose to release to News 3: 

Click here to view the document on Willet William.

Click here to view the document on Sgt. Malik Khaalis.





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