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DEVELOPING: Former Tybee Officer Speaks Out About Alleged Conspiracy

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A former Tybee officer is now threatening to sue two cities and two police departments all over one traffic stop she says was "by the book".

Back in 2011 then Tybee Police Officer Stacy Talbert says she stopped a driver for weaving in the road.

That driver flashed a badge right after she pulled him over.

Talbert says he failed the field sobriety test and was taken to jail.

But while the driver was never prosecuted, Talbert says she paid the price, getting fired from her job a month later.

"I walked into work on day and the Chief, the Assistant Chief, couple other people are standing there and told me I don't have a job anymore," said Talbert. "I groveled for my job. I begged. I cried. I've never done anything like that before. Never in my life."  
Stacy Talbert says her life changed forever that day in 2011.

"To be told you aren't good enough but not to be told why. Not to be given a reason. They didn't have to offer me a reason I know that but c'mon, really to just do that to somebody," explained Stacy. "I was ashamed of myself. Its really hard because it was honestly one of the worst days of my life because I felt like a complete failure."

A single mom who just wanted to be a police officer. She was forced to rely on friends just to get by -  As she wondered what to do next.

"I had to do everything I could just to hold it together. How can I go back to a job in law enforcement when I don't know what I did that was bad enough to get fired. What if I got another job in law enforcement and I just wasn't good enough," explained Stacy Talbert. "I was immediately asked why did you leave Tybee, and I looked people in the face and said I don't know why. I I'm telling you I have no idea. It never seemed good enough."

But Talbert did get another job - and then she got something else. Information.

Information about how the man she stopped that day, Jay Kaminsky, was a good friend of then Savannah Police Chief Willie Lovett.

And that Lovett allegedly met with Tybee's Chief Bob Bryson and Kaminsky.

Talbert believes the two conspired to have her fired.

"Disgusted. How can people that you trust. How can people that are cops just like you do something," said Talbert. "How could it ever go that way. How can you ever look at a person like that and say you have my back ever again."

Kaminsky, who passed away last year, was not prosecuted for d-u-i.  but a blood test showed he did have several prescription drugs in his system when the arrest happened.

Officially talbert was let go during what was considered her "probationary period" with Tybee island police.

The reason given on paper was "punctuality".

Talbert, who was out of work for 7 months and has since gotten a job with another local police department, has a lawyer and has filed paperwork threatening to sue Tybee and Savannah Police as well as both former Chief Lovett and current Tybee Chief Bryson.

We'll continue to follow this story and keep you updated.

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