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Pembroke lawsuit wraps up first court appearance
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A hearing was held Thursday on a lawsuit filed against two of the county’s top law enforcement officers.

The suit against newly-appointed Pembroke Police Chief Mark Crowe and Bryan County Sheriff Clyde Smith alleges misconduct and seeks damages for an April 14 incident that led to six arrests.

It also sought to keep authorities involved in the incident on Beaulah Church Road from patrolling the same area while the suit is being considered, but Superior Court Judge David Cavender denied the request.

He did allow the lawsuit to move forward.

Crowe was a Bryan County Sheriff’s Department deputy when he and Tommy Lee Williams got into a fight on April 14.

Another deputy and a Pembroke police officer also were involved in the incident. Williams, who was reportedly tazed and hit with a baton, was taken to the hospital by EMS while Crowe and the two other officers were treated for injuries in Pembroke.

Savannah attorney Sage Brown, who filed the suit on behalf of the six people who were arrested as a result of the incident, said the group will continue to demand an investigation by an outside party such as the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

See more on this story in Saturday’s Bryan County News

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