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Embattled SCMPD Captain Turns in Retirement Papers

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Captain Phillip Reilley has been with the department for 33 years Captain Phillip Reilley has been with the department for 33 years
Lt Katrina Hughes also placed on administrative leave from Southside Precinct Lt Katrina Hughes also placed on administrative leave from Southside Precinct
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Already on Administrative Leave, News 3 has learned that embattled Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Captain Phillip Reilley has decided to retire.

Reilley turned in his retirement papers to the SCMPD last week, one week after being placed on Administrative Leave.

Chief Juliette Tolbert accepted Reilley's retirement request, but the investigation into his alleged wrongdoing continues.

If something does come of the investigation, Tolbert can change the status of Reilley's retirement. Or make it "not" in good standing.

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We told you last week SCMPD Captain Phillip Reilley was taken off duty for what the department is calling" human resources reasons".

News 3 has found out that could be connected to two different harassment complaints filed against Reilley in the last six months.

News 3 has obtained one complaint from Officer Chassity Johanson.

Johansen makes a detailed series of complaints against the man who was then her captain with Savannah Police, Phillip Reilley.

Johansen claims she has been sexually harassed and "harassed in general".
 
Specifically she brings up one incident where Reilley was pointing at his ram truck and allegedly told her "let me show you what a real man drives".

The complaint shows she said it was a "man's truck" because it has "female genitalia smacked all over it", referring to the Ram logo.

Now Chassity Johanson made news herself last October.

She was arrested and charged with misdemeanor simple battery,       

That's after Johanson got into an argument with her then husband, a Garden City Police Officer, and hit him.

Those charges have since been dropped and Johanson now works for another police department.

Also off the job, Lt Katrina Hughes.

Hughes was placed on administrative leave from her job in the Southside Precinct.

All police will say about that decision is that its also for "human resources reasons".

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More trouble for the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department. They have placed another high ranking official on administrative leave.

Captain Philip Reilley is off the force for what the department is calling "Human Resource Reasons."

News 3 has learned there have been at least two harassment complaints filed against the West Chatham precinct commander in the past year.

Reilley has been with the department for more than 33 years.

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