SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A former Savannah officer criminally indicted in a use of force case last week is out of jail.
Mike Arango was granted release on his own recognizance by a Chatham County judge Wednesday. He turned himself in to jail the day prior.
Arango was fired by the Savannah Police Department back in June and formally charged by a special grand jury last week.
He faces charges of false imprisonment, a felony, and simple battery connected to a warrant sweep in April.
Arango is accused of unlawfully arresting a man and hitting him in the head.
The former officer’s lawyer says his client was just doing his job.