Published On: Tue, Nov 10th, 2015

SCMPD assistant chief asks dismissal of police corruption suit, cites sovereign immunity

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tolbertSAVANNAH, Ga. — Attorneys representing Savannah-Chatham Assistant Police Chief Julie Tolbert have asked a judge to dismiss a police-corruption suit that alleged racketeering violations against her in her role as a command officer. Tolbert “has had a long, unblemished career in law enforcement and has served the citizens of Chatham County with honor and distinction,” documents filed Monday in support of her motion to dismiss stated.

“She has never been implicated in or accused of wrongdoing in any of the various investigations of the (department).

The documents, filed by attorney R. Bates Lovett, contend that Tolbert is protected by sovereign immunity in her actions as a police official, that the suit fails to support its racketeering claims and that the action is filed after the statute of limitations expired.

Source: Attorney: Savannah-Chatham Assistant Chief Tolbert asks police-corruption suit dismissal | savannahnow.com

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