Tybee Island, GA (January 23, 2020) – On Monday, January 20, 2020, former Tybee Island Police Officer Deandre Howard Taylor, 27, was arrested pursuant to a grand jury indictment based on a GBI investigation that began on July 18, 2019. Taylor was indicted on False Imprisonment, False Statements, and Simple Battery charges stemming from the GBI investigation.   

On July 18, 2019, the GBI was requested by Tybee Island Police to investigate a use of force incident that occurred near the Tybee Island beach involving several beach goers. The case was investigated by the GBI and turned over to the Chatham County District Attorney for review. A grand jury indicted the officer on the aforementioned charges. Taylor was arrested without incident.


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