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Former Savannah Police Officer Threatens to Sue City

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Chassity Johanson after her October 2013 arrest Chassity Johanson after her October 2013 arrest

Former Savannah-Chatham Police Officer Chassity Johanson is threatening to sue the city of Savannah, as well as various former and current members of the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department, after she says she was arrested when she reported a case of sexual harassment.

The document, released Tuesday, says that Johanson is claiming she was sexually harassed by Captain Philip Reilley.  It continues to say that when Johanson reported the harassment, she was then retaliated against by being arrested. In October 2013, Johanson was placed on leave from the Savannah-Chatham Metro Police Department after she was involved in a domestic dispute with her husband, who is a Garden City Police officer. The charges against Johanson have since been dropped and she now works for another police department.

Since Johanson's initial complaint, Captain Phillip Reilley has decided to retire. This comes after he was placed on administrative leave by the department in February. You can read more about his decision here.

This is the 12th official complaint that has been filed against the Savannah-Chatham Police Department since October 2013.

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