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A. Scope of the Engagement
On October 4, 2013 MDBI was engaged by the City of Savannah City Attorney to rc-open and re-conduct the investigations conducted by Savannah Chatham Mehopolitan Police Deparlment (SCMPD) Internal Affairs (IA) for the purpose of: (a) determining if the IA investigations were interfered with and, if so, by whom and fol what reason; and (b) determining facts that the Acting SCMPD Chief can use in making personnel and management decisions. [n carrying out its investigation, MDBI was to review all documentation provided by the City Attomey regarding this matter and conduct such interviews as were deemed necessary to determine the true facts,

B. Backsround
This investigation concems certain activities of law enforcement employees of SCMPD during the 2009-2010 time period. Virtually all ofthese activities took place in the context of narcotics tra{ficking investigations being pursued by elements of the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT), a multi-agency task force founded in i994 to serve the drug enforcement needs of the greater Savannah area. The principal participants and their roles in the events that unfolded in 2008-2010 will be the subject of following sections of this report, Succinctly, however, this investigation revolves around the following: In June 2008 CNT began to receive information from a confidential source about a trafficking organization in the Savannah Metro area. A case was opened and one of the key players in this organization was delernrined to be an individual identified as James Williams. It was determined that James Witliams was employed as a Correctional Offrcer at Coastal State Correctional lnstitute and that he had a brother identified as Willet Williams who was an SCMPD Officer assigned to the Patrol Division. The case targeting the James Williams organization was led by SCMPD Officer Peter Delatorre, who was on assignment to the CNT. Among numerous others on Delatore's investigative team was SCMPD Offrcer Malik Khaalis, also on assignment to the CNT. The Williams case did not proceed as well as the officers had hoped it would and disturbing source information was being received indicating lhe possible involvement of police offrcers perfomring escort duties for drug transactions, Khaalis, who had come under some suspicion by CNT officers because ofunusual behavior, such as attempting to access investigative information with no clear need to know, took part in an April 16,2009 surveillance of James Williams. All indications to the surveillance team were that the surveillance had been compromised. When the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which was also working on the Williams case, obtained toll records for Willet Williams' phone, it was learned that during the surveillance there had been seven conlacts between Willet Williams and

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Khaalis, The toll recot'ds furthcr revealed a subsequent series of calls from Willet Williams to his brother James precisely at the time that James was exhibiting alerted behavior, such as appearing to look in the vicinity of his house for the presence of surveillants. At this point the case was moved to the DEA office without the knowledge of Khaalis.

At about the same time the James Williams case was being conduoted, SCMPD Officer Mike Delatoue, who was on assignment to CNT, was leading an investigation of a trafficking organization involving an individual identified as Josh Varner. Therr werc court-ordered wiretaps on Varner and other members of the organization. Khaalis and other CNT officers
performed monitoring duties on these electronic suweillances from the "wirc room" at CNT. Khaalis developed a disturbing pattern of disappearing from the wirrc rcom without authorization, on at least one occasion immediately subsequent to a minimization briefing concerning a tap that was about to go live on Varner. On this occasion the first incoming intercepted call advised Vamer to "drop" his phone, meaning to discontinue use ofthe phone. On two other occasions Varner dropped his phone shortly after a wiretap wenl live, CNT officers now had strong reason to heliove that Varner was being tipped offby a source inside CNT. The case was moved to the DEA office, where, without Khaalis' knowledge, a fourth wiretap was initiated on Vam€r. On this occasion sufficient evidence was obtaincd to lead to evenh.ral indictment of Varner. It was then decided to nrove the case back to the CNT office wherrc it was made to appear the fourth wirrtap was about to be initiated anew. In short order after the tap went live, Varner dropped his phone.

Early in 2010 Khaalis and two other CNT officers were monitoring a wiretap on a trafficking associate ofVarner when a call was intercepted indicating that a meeting would be taking place between the associate and a female. Khaalis left the wire room without pelrnission and shortly afterwatds the two remaining CNT oftrcers heard him on the police radio requesting that a patrol unit make a stop of the female's car. While the reason for this action was never determined, Khaalis at the time inlormed his supervisor, Lt. Russ Smith, that he had discussed the stop rvith the case agenl, Mike Delatone. This was almost immediately determined to be a lie.
Throughout April and May 2010 Khaalis continued to exhibit what was deemed by CNT to be suspicious behaviol and in June,2010 CNT and the FBI (which had followed this matter from a police corruption perspective), once having determined that a federal criminal prosecution would not go forward, tumed over the information they had on Willet Williams and Khaalis to SCMPD Internal Affairs (lA) for adnrinistrative handling by the deparlment. Khaalis was placed on Adminishative Leave with pay for the pendency of the IA investigation. Willett Williams rcmained on active duty, Shortly after being placed on Administrative Leave, Khaalis agreed to take an FBI polygraph exam on the issues of: (a) whether he had warned Willet Williams that his brother James was under CNT investigation; and (b) if he had ever used his position to protect anyone involved in illegal drug trafficking. To both questions he answered "no" and on both answers he was judged to have shown deception. After an IA investigation considerably limited

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in scope, a l€pot was issued by IA recommending the
of SCMPD Chief Willie Lovett.

cases against Khaalis and Williams be closed due to a failure to find any policy violations in the information furnished by the FBI and CNT. By that time Khaalis had been returned to active duty three months earlier at the direction

Upon learning that Khaalis had been returned to duty, CNT Director Roy Hanis sent a sharply worded memorandum and supplemental report dated Septernber 24,2010 to the Chatham County Manager, who, in turn, had it personally delivercd it to Chief Lovett by the Chatham County Attomey. Upon learning in November, 2010 tlut SCMPD had closed the IA case and decided that Khaalis merited no disciplinary action, Dilectol Harris made oflicial notification with a copy ofhis September memorandum and rcport to the Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council.

C. Methodologv
Informed by a detailed review of documentation, to include an SCMPD IA report covered by a Letter of Transmittal dated November 16, 2010, audio tapes of interviews of Willet Williams and Maf ik Khaalis, and a September 24,2010 mentotandum rvith accompanying supplemental report author€d by CNT Director Roy Hamis, MDBI investigators interviewed more than two dozen individuals who were believed to have knowledge gennane to this investigation.

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Summarv of Investisation
A. Concerning Sergeant Malik Khaalis

A review of records indicates that Malik Khaalis was assigned to the CNT in about 2004

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from about 2006 was assigned to the Major Case Unit of CNT. An interview of a CNT Officer' characterized by Interim Chief Tolbert as having a reputation for being a strong investigator and a strong leader indicates that in his early yeals at CNT Khaalis was viewed as aggressive and hard working, a "go getter". As time went on, however, Khaalis' performance declined and it seemed to be that whenever he was involved in a case it would lose momentum. And, according to this individual, he seerned to be always inappropriately trying to inserl himself into other officers' cases. The focus of the MDBI inquiry conceming Kiaalis is on the timeframe of approximately mid 2008 thncugh late 2010. The exact sequence of events is utrcertain because of the passage of time and imperfect memories, but it can be said that most of Khaalis' suspect activities were associated with the James Williams and Josh Varner trafficking cases. In June, 2008 CNT performed a car stop that resulted in the development of an informant (T-2) who furnished sufficient information to open a narcotics ttafficking case on James Williams. Pete Delatone was assigned as case agent and Klmalis was assigned to his investigative team. About this same time

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Pete's brother Mike (also described by Interim ChiefTolbert as a strong investigator and leader) was assigned as cass agent in a totally separate narcotics trafficking case on an organization including Joshua Varner. Khaalis assisted Mike with the Vamer case as his primary duties associated with the Williams case allowed.

Khaalis Comes Under Susnicion- The James Williams Case

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Shortly after the June, 2008 stop and anest of T-2 both Pete and Mike Delatorre began to debrief T-2 at his place of incarceration, Coastal State Conectional Institute (Coastal), They wer-e able to determine tlu'ough inteliews and photo spreads that the individual to whom T-2 referred was James Williams, a Correctional Officer at Coastal. Once the identification of the subject was established in late 2008, Lt. Russ Smith, CNT, authorized the opening ofa case to be assigned to Pete Delatone. During an early interview of T-2 at Coastal, Pete Delatorre was accompanied by Khaalis, Khaali.s rccalled T-2 saying that James Williams had claimed to have a police officer, who was his brother, "in his pocket". At the time Khaalis assumed T-2 to be refening to Willet Williams, a Star Corporal on the SCMPD.

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Not long after the opening of the Williams case, Pete Delatorue conducted a briefing for the major case team. Delatore made clear in the briefing that James Williams had a brother, Willet, who was an SCMPD officer and a subject of the case. He specifically asked if any member of the team knew Willet. Khaalis never made it known that hc had a relationship with Willet Williams. On Aptil 16,2009 Lt. Snith concluded that not much had been happening on the Williams case and he rnade a last minute decision to order a surveillance of James Williams for that aftemoon, to begin at James' place of employment, Coastal. Khaalis, Mike Delatone and others were on the surveillance team. While waiting for Williams to depafi Coastal, Khaalis suggested to Delatore that he (Khaalis) contact Willet Williams to determine the location of the subject, who had not appeared at the expected time. This suggestion was rejected. Williams finally departed Coastal at approximately 1730 and returned to his home. At approximately 1825 he exited his house and began to show alerted behavior', walking with a cell phone to his ear and acting as though he was looking for something. At this point the CNT team became convinced that their surveillanse had been compromised, but they could not figute out how. On April 1'l,2009, the day after the compromised surveillance, Pete Delato$e was approached by Khaalis who wanted to know iftelephone toll records would be requested
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for Willet Williams' phone. He was told that Lt. Smith had made a decision to not do so in view of Williams' status as an active duty police officer, DEA, however, unbeknownst to Khaalis, had requested Willet Williams' toll records. Review of the actual records reveals that when the requested toll records for Willet Williams were examined in May, 2009 they showed seven contacts between Williams and Khaalis between 1708 and 1713 on April 16,2009. This was precisely the time that the CNT surveillance team was outside Coastal waiting for James Williams to make an
appeamnce.

A review of the actual toll

records also shows three contacts between Willett Williams and James Williams between 1825 and 1826 on April 16,2009. This was precisely the time that James Williams was observed exiting his residence with a phone to his car and appearing to seatch for something.

Willet Williarns were brought to th€ attention of CNT Director Roy Harris, Khaalis was considered a suspect in leaking information. Director Harris decided to move the Williams case to the DEA offrce. unbeknownst to Khaalis or even Lt. Smith. DEA assisted in getting the word out that the Williams case had died out and that Pete Delatore was assisting DEA dn other matters, Pete continued to surreptitiously work the case fion the DEA office. He retumed to CNT in early July, 2009 specifically for the putpose ofkeeping an eye on Khaalis, who was now working on other cases. Khaalis often sought to obtain frorn Pete updates and information about the Williams case, but was told that it had died down. In August Pete once again retumed to the DEA office in order to work on the Williams case without Khaalis' knowledge. During this period Mike Delatoffe's cases on Josh Vamer and his assooiate, Hezekiah
Once the contacls between Khaalis and

Murdock, were heating up and Khaalis had been assigned to assist in those invesligations. Despite having been told that the Williams case was no longer active, Khaalis continued to seek information about what was going on in that case.
When Khaalis was intewiewed on October 28,2013 and allowed to inspect the

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2010 Willet Williams toll recotds he admitted that he had been in contact with Williams on that date, but he insisted that the purpose of these contacts was not to warn Willet of the James Williams surveillance. He also insisted that the surveillance had not occumed on April 16, 2010 and that records indicating that were in error.
The Joshua Varner Wiretaps

In January,2010 CNT attempted to initiate court ordered wiretaps on Joshrra Varner.

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The first atternpt took place on Ja rary 27,2010. During the minimization briefing given by the lead altorney, a DEA Task Force Agent who was present noted that when Varner

was mentioned as lhe target of the wiretap, Khaalis became very alert and looked shocked. Shortly after the briefing Khaalis left the CNT office without authorizalion and nobody knew wherc he had gone, despite the fact that he was assigned to be a monitor in the "wire room" until 1700. I{e returned to the wire room at about 1700 andjust then the line became active. The first incoming call intercepted was a warning to Varner to "drop his phone", in other words, to discontinue use of that phone. The callet could not be identified. Two subsequent attempts to intercept new numbers being used by Varner ended immediately with "dropped phones". In each of these attempts Khaalis was assigned to the monitoring teams. Affel the failurc of the third CNT wiretap a decision was made with the knowledge of only Director Hamis, Mike and Pete Delatome and DEA Agent Mike Sarhat that a fourlh attempt would be made, but out of the DEA office. After 4-5 days they had obtained enough evidence to support an indictment of Varner and then moved the tap back to CNT in an attempt to establish who was warning Varner. Khaalis was working in CNT during this period and agitating against DEA, saying that they were withholding infornration fiom CNT. A mock minimization briefing was held at CNT to make it appear this was a new wiretap. The phone was dropped shortly after the minimization briefing, but no incoming wernings to Vamer were detected and the source of the leak was never
determined. The Hezekiah Murdock Wiretap and the Car Stop

In February of20l0 a court ordeted wiretap ofJosh Varner associate Hezekiah Murdock was initiated. Khaalis was assigned as a monitor in the CNT wire room on February 13, 2010 along with CNT officers Larry Hanis and Charles Guyer. A call was intercepted indicating that Murdock would be meeting with a female within the hour. Khaalis immediately announced he was going to leave the wire room, eithel giving as his reason that he was going to get something to eat or that he wanted to effect an identification of the intercepted female, In either case, Klnalis left the wire room without author.ization. Khaalis was soon heard on his police radio requesting that a malked SCMPD patrol unit stop the female's car for the purposes ofeffecting an identification" The car was stopped.

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Guyer immediately called Khaalis on his cell phone and asked what he was doing and whether Khaalis had prior permission fi'om the case agent (Mike Delatone) or the supervisor (Lt. Smith). Khaalis' rcsponse was "yes and no". Lt, Smith soon received a concerned call at home from the patrol officer's sergeant demanding to know what the probable cause had been for the car stop. This was the first Lt. Srnith knew about this incident. He then received a call from Khaalis, who gave his rationale for requesting the stop as wanting to be present for a possible drug transaction between two subjects. He also told Lt, Smith that he had talked to case agent Mike Delatone.

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Mike Delatorre never spoke with Khaalis about this car stop prior to its occurence and
never gave his authorization.

Lt. Smith called Khaalis into his office and demanded his explanation for leaving the wire room and requesting a car stop. At this time Klaalis admitted leaving the wire room wilhout consulting with anybody about requesting a car stop. He told Lt. Srnith that he
just trying to be "pro-active". When questioned about why he had told Lt. Smith that ho had talked with case agent Mike Delatore about stopping the car, he said that he did not know why he had said tlut, that he wasn't really thinking about it, Before the initiation of any CNT Title III wiretap investigation, to include this investigation, a briefing was given to the participating agents regarding minimization. The briefing also specifically provided that no pro-active enforcement action was to be taken rvithout prior consultation with the case agent or the superaisor,
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Khaalis Attempts to Learn Protected Investieative Information

CNT has a rule (fol reasons of security) providing that only the case agent, the assistant cas€ agent and others given specific permission arc allowed to gain access to pedlnent information
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During the latter part of 2009 Khaalis began a patteln of asking a CNT intelligence analyst for infomation about subjects in the Murdock and Varnet cases. In one particular instance Khaalis tried to obtain information regarding a person of investigative intercst, saying that the iniormation was for' (case agent) Mike Delatorre' When he was denied access to the information, Khaalis attempted to obtain it from two other analysts. A check with Mike Delatorle determined that Delatone had given Khaalis no permission to ask for the requested information. The analysts wore instructed by Delatolre not to give Khaalis any information associaled with the Murdock investigation,

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This matter was brought to the aftention of Lt. Smith, who questioned Khaalis about his unauthorized attempts to access case sensitive information. Khaalis' r'esponse was that he had no explanation for trying to learn information about targets of the Murdock investigation.

Khaalis Atternpts to Tamper Wilh Evidence

Standard Opemting Procedure (SOP) at CNT regarding cell phones seized lrom arrested
subjects is that as soon as possible the phones al'e to be placed into the possession of analysts so that data of intelligence interest can be downloaded, In at least four separate instances Khaalis atternpted to violate SOP,

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During November'2009 a subject named Blacksheal was arested and Khaalis and another CNT officer responded to the scene. They seized phones and put them into the possession of Analyst Don Wood. Soon after receiving the phones, Wood received a call from Khaalis instlucting him not to download the phones and telling hint to place the phones on his (Khaalis') desk. Wood did place the phones on Khaalis' desk, but not beforc downloading the data. In January 2010 Officer Eric Broorne, assigned to DEA, requested the phones. Broome discovered that at some point after the phones had been tumed over to Khaalis to place into evidence storage, numbers had been deleted from the
call history.
and his phone was seized. Immediately after Wood received the phone for downloading, he was approached by Khaalis who began asking if Wood was going to be able to determine who had been calling the subject on the phone. Wood found this to be odd since it was SOP to

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download seized phones for that type of intelligence information. A subject named Haris was arrcsted and two phones were seized. Befor.e Wood could take possession of the phones, Khaalis grabbed both of them. Wood stopped Khaalis from taking the phones away and took possession,
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handcuffs, Khaalis attempted to take a cell phone out stopped in this attempt.

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Khaalis Responds to Planted Information

In early March 2010 Khaalis went out of the Savannah area for military training. DEA, FBI and CNT decided to take advantage of the opportunity to place a GPS tracking device on Khaalis' CNT car. The FBI obtained authorization for placement ofthe device and it was installed.

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When Khaalis returned from military training and realized that his CNT car had been moved from the maintenance garage whete he had left it to the CNT lot, he became very upset. Khaalis was observed in the lot doing a detailed search ofthe car as though he was looking for something in particular.

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After this Khaalis reftrsed to drive the car until he was finally instructed by Lt. Smith to stop using the CNT pool cars and rcsume use ofhis issued car. A joint F'BI, DEA, CNT effort was underlaken to have a cooperating DEA source telephone into CNT with spurious information about a drug related money transaction to take place at a motel near the airyoft. CNT made a angements to ensule the call would be taken by Khaalis on Match 23,2010. Khaalis took the call, but teported it to his
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April 2,2010. This time Khaalis did not reporl the call to his supervisor. Instead, he said he was going home to get something to eat. The GPS tracking device showed that instead of going home, he actually proceeded to the site near the airport where the source had told him a money
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Khaalis as "Walk About Jones"

Duling the peliod of the Varner and Murdock wiretaps, Khaalis developed a reputation for disappearing fiom the CNT office for extended peliods of time with nobody being aware of his whereabouts. One example involved his disappearanoe shortly after the minimization briefing on the Josh Varner tap, even though he was scheduled to be on duty as a monitor in the wire room. Nobody knew where he had gone, but as soon as he returned the phone was dropped. A second example was his unauthorized deparlure from the wire room during the Murdock wiretap when he requested a car stop. By this poiltt his reputation for "jumping out' of the wire room had become so pronounced that he was given the nickname by CNT Offrcer Charles Guyer of "Walk About Jones". (It is to be noted that Lt. Russ Smith was aware of Khaalis' behavior, was becoming increasingly frustrated and was complaining to CNT Director Hanis. But Srnith had been deliberately kept in the dark about the investigation of Khaalis by Harris, who instructed Smith to ignore the unacceptable behavior. It was not until after the February 13, 2010 car stop incident and Smith's insistence that Khaalis be removed from CNT that he was briefed,)

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Khaalis Shows Deceotion on FBI Polygraph
On June 9, 2010 Khaalis voluntarily took A review ofthe results follows:
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Question 1- "Did you wan Willet Wiltiams that his brother was under investigation by CNT?" Answer - "No" Result - Deception Indicated Question 2- "Have you ever used your official position to protect anyone involved in the tra{Iicking of illegal dtugs?" Answer- "No" Result- Deception Indicated

B. Concerning Star Corporal Willet Williams
Star Corpora[ Wiltet Williams is a 27 year vetemn of the SCMPD. His known involvement in the

matters culr€ntly under investigation is mostly rclated to his association with the activities of his brother, James Williams, the subject of a joint CNT-DEA drug trafftcking investigation. The investigation of James Williams had its genesis with the development by CNT of an informant, refened to hereinafter as T-2, in June, 2008. (lt is noted that T-2 is a source of undetermined reliability, but who furnished much reliable and coroborated information to Officers Pete and Mike Delatone.) T-2 told of twice traveling in the company of a known trafftcker identified as Percy Anderson, aka "Piggy", to a Savannah residence later identified as that ofJames Williams where drug purchases occuned. On both occasions after the drug lransaction was completed, they were escorted away from the residence by a marked police unit driven by a uniformed

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In February, 2009 T-2, who at that time was incarcerated at the Chatham County Jail, told ofan incident that occurred on or about January 19,2009 when both he and "Piggy" had been incarcerated in Coastal State Coruectional Institute. He explained that this was the day before President Obama's inaugumtion and that he and Piggy had been watching TV news. The news broadcast was showing Savannah police officers troarding a bus. T-2 related that he immediately tecognized one of the officers in a blue warm up as the individuat who had esco(ed Piggy and him away from the James Williams residence
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Also in February,2009 T-2 advised that Piggy told hirn at the time that the individual in the blue watm up was Sgt. Williams, "the guy I work for". T-2 then viewed a photo spread and selected with neat certainty the photo of Willett Williams as the individual he had tecognized on TV as the escort offtcer. Willet Williams Participates in Conoromise of April | 6. 2009 Surveillance

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On April 16, 2009 CNT mounted a surveillance of James Williams from his place of employment, Coastal, to his tesidence. 'l'he surveillance leader was Mike Delatore and Officer Malik Khaalis was on the team. Members of the surveillance team concluded ftom the alerted behavior of James Williams that the surveillance had been comptomised, but they did not know horv.

A review of toll records for Willet Williams phone, which had been obtained by DEA in May,2009, revealed that in the minutes leading up to James Williams' departure flom
Coastal there wete seven contacts between Willet Williams and Khaalis' The toll records fuither revealed three contacts between Willet Williams and his brother James Williams precisely at the tilne that James Williams was demonsttating aleted behavior outside his rcsidence.
Subsequent to exhibiting alerted behavior, James Williams departed his residence, taking

all but one of survcillance team with him. A short while later a white vehicle, believed by the lone remaining surveillant to belong to Willet Williams, pulled into the residence garage and the door was closed. Although the sulveillant was not able to effect a positiye identification of the driver of this vehicle, he believed it to be Willet Witliams. Willet Williams Comes to the Assistance of James

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In mid 2008 Piggy Anderson and James Williams were driving in Williams' car and wete pulled over by SCMPD Officer Kendall Brown. Anderson was found to be in possession of drugs hidden on his person, but no other drugs were found in the cat After teceiving a call from James, Willet responded to the scene. Piggy Anderson was arrcsted, charged, and eventually sentenced to 22 months in prison. James Williams was cited for a seatbelt violation and released. During his interview on October 23, 2013 Williams said that he did respond to the scene, but only because he wanted to take custody of his brother's car in the event he was anEst€d. He denied trying to use his offrcial position to influence the outcome. The patrol

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offrcer, Kendall Blown, was interviewed and could not recall the car stop in question. He also could not recall Willet Williams trying to intercede on behalf of his brother James.

Willet Williams. Landlord
Unrelated to Willet Williams' possible involvement in improper activities associated with his brother, James, he was also the subject ofa financial fiaud investigation in 2008.

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In 2008 Williams was the owner of several "Section 8" housing prcperties. Section 8 of the Housing Act of 1937 provides for the payment of rent subsidies to landlords who rent to qualifying low inconrc renters. Williams and a Section 8 qualified renter sent the necessary paperwork to the Department of Housing and Urban Developrnent (HUD). In short order, monthly subsidy checks began to be deposited in Williams' bank account. At some point, after Williarns had leceived about $5,000 in payments, an inspection by the Savannah Housing Authority (SHA), which administers the Section 8 pr.ograrn for HUD, discovered that the qualified renter had never moved in and instead an individual paying full rent was residing at the property. 'l-he United States Attorney considered federal prosecution, but eventually declined prosecution when Williarns made full restitution. Shortly thereafter the SCMPD fraud case was refen'ed to Internal Affairs, The case officer, Bobby Chandler, was told by SCMPD Chief Berkow and his Assistant. Willie Lovett, that the criminal case was to be closed because Williams had paid back the money. About two weeks after Chandler had been told to close the Williams case. he was notified that he was tmnsfered to the Patrol Division and that he should report immediately, not
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Earlinc Davis, Executive Dircctor of SHA, was confionted by Willet Williams shortly after hel notihcation by letter that he had fraudulently received federal subsidy money and would have to make restitution. Williams belligerently complained about being accused of fraud and shouted that he would see her in court. Davis was very upset by Williams' behavior and made a complaint to Chief Berkow. Davis later questioned Chief Berkow about why Williams had not been fired. Berkow replied that since Williams had paid lhe money back, he had only been reprimanded for his treatment of her. Review of disciplinary records contained in the IA Report reveals

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that Williams was reprimanded for conduct unbecoming an officer in 2007, but no

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disciplinary actions are noted for 2008. When interviewed on Octobel'23, 2013 Willet Williams stated that he had not realized he had received the improper rent subsidy payments because they were deposited in an account handled by his wife. He denied inappropriate behavior with Ms. Davis, saying that she falsely accused him oft(ying to intimidate her.

C. Concernins Internal Affairs
MDBI in the letter of engagement was to determine if there had IA investigation, The short answcr is that no evidence of inlerference was fourd. The problem is this turned out to be a somewhat irrelevant issue. As the MDBI inquiry went forward it became increasingly clear that there was no IA investigation in the commonly undelstood sense of the word. If that itself lesulted from interference, none was discovercd. IA first learned of the Khaalis and Willet Williams matter on June 3, 2010 when IA
One of the chief tasks set out for

been interfercncc in the

employees Major Dean Fagersh'om, Lt. Andre Oliver and Sgt. Tim Thompson were instructed by Chief Lovett to report to the Savannah FBI office where they received a briefing by FBI and CNT personnel. The IA case was closed on November 16, 2010. During this five and a half month period IA interviewed Khaalis and Williams, took one written statement from Lt. Russ Smith, wer'e briefed once at the IA office by CNT Officers Mike Delatone and Eric Broome, met twice with FBI A.gents Lary Greene and Josh Hayes and briefed Chief Willie Lovett twice. More detailed information regarding this "investigation" follows. The June 3. 2010 Meetine

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By the end of May, 20t 0 CNT and the FBI had decided to bring the cases against James Williams and Varner as well as those on Willet Williams and Khaalis to a close and invited menrbers of SCMPD to the FBI office for a June 3,2010 meeting. At this meeting the FBI provided a detailed oral briefing about the investigations CNT and the FBI had been conducting conceming Khaalis and Willet Williams. Fagelstrom, Oliver and Thompson professed to be puzzled as to why IA was being blruglrt into this matter sincc IA doss not normally get involved until a cr.iminal investigation has been concluded. It appeared to them that a criminal investigation was still underway.

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The Interyiew of Khaalis

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At the conclusion ofthe June 3, 2010 meeting at the FBI oflice, FBI Agent Josh Hayes, who had plovided nost of the briefing, departed fot' the CN I office for the purpose of interviewing Khaalis. Hayes suggested that IA also conduct an interview of Khaalis. At the instruction of Major Fagerstrom, Oliver and Thompson went to the CNT oflice,
watched Hayes

inteliew Khaalis

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intewiew of Khaalis. Thompson and Oliver were resentful at being placed in such a position. They felt they had been given no time to pepare and had no idea whether Khaalis' responses were truthful or not. They believed they were .just being used by the FBI and CNT to try to extmct a confession fiom Khaalis. IA never interviewed Khaalis again, even after they had had time to pr€parc,

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Again at the inshuction of Fagershom, Oliver and Thompson proceeded from the CNT office to the IA office for the purpose of interviewing Willet Williams. Thompson and Oliver again believed they had been given no time to prepare and the interview was "minimal", lasting, an estimated 20 minutes. IA never interviewed Williams again, even after they had had time to prepare.

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About two weeks after the FBI briefing, or in about mid-June,2010, Pete Delatone and Eric Broome went to the IA office to give Oliver and Thompson a more detailed briefing. They lealned that Major Fagerstrom had been ttansfened from IA and replaced by Captain Hank Wiley. Delatorre viewed this as a bad development because Wiley was widely viewed as being very close to Chief Willie Lovett and Delatorre feared the IA case would not be pursued. At lhis second meeting Delaton€ and Brcome turned over to IA everything that CNT had up until that point prepared on Khaalis and Willet Williams. During the course of the briefing Oliver and Thompson made dispalaging remarks such as "you guys don't have anything" and "you'rc making this stuffup".

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IA Discounts Toll Record Information

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According to MDBI's review of the toll records, thele were seven contacts between Khaalis and Willett Williams in the minutes leading up to James Williams' deparlure from Coastal Conectional Institute (foul calls were initiated by Williams, three by Khaalis). 72 minutes later, after James Williams had an'ived at his residence, therc were lhree contacts between Willet and James at precisely the time that James exited his rcsidence and appeared to be looking for surveillance (one call was initiated by James and two by Willet). MDBI has difficulty understanding how lA could have concluded that these contacs could not have been associated with compromise ofthe surueillance.

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Sometime in the summel of 2010 (prcbably late June or early July), Capain Hank Wiley, Thompson and Oliver went to the FBI office for a second briefing by Agents Greene and Josh Hayes. At this meeting the FBI stated that (hey would never again work a case in which Khaalis would be a potential witness. Nothing new was discussed at this meeting, but Agent Hayes either handed over some notes from the FBI's investigation or said that he would send notes. A decision had been made to not prosecute Khaalis federally, so a plosecutive report had not been plepared and was not available. After this second FBI meeting Thompson gave Chief Lovett a briefing, to include discussion of the phone toll records associated with the April 16, 2009 James Williams sutveillance; the details of Khaalis leaving the wire room during the Varner'/Murdock investigation; and the fact that Khaalis had failed an FBI polygraph exam. Regarding the last, ChiefLovett commented he did not believe in polygraph exams.

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FBI Interview Reporls

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On July 27,2010 the FBI hand-delivered to the IA office summaries of interviews of Mike Delatorre, Charles Cuyer and Lany Hanis concerning the February 13, 2010 incident where Khaalis had initiated an unauthorized car stop. After rcviewing the FBI interview summaries, Captain Wiley bliefed Chief Lovett on July 27,2010. This appears to have been the last briefing IA gave to Lovett on the Khaalis/Wil Iiams matter'.

Khaalis Returns to Active Duty

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After the July 27, 2010 briefing, Chief Lovett instructed Wiley to take Khaalis off Administrative Leave and return him to active duty. A review of conespondence in the IA Repot, disclosed that Khaalis was taken off Administrative Leave on August 13,
2010 and assigned to a Patrol Division precinct effective August 16, 2010.

CNT Director Roy Harris' Memorandun

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After learning of Khaalis'retum to duty, CNT Director Hanis, the U.S. Attorney and the FBI met with Chief Lovett in his office on September 10, 2010 and gave him a detailed briefing regarding the FBI/CNT investigations of Khaalis and Williams.

A review of records confirms that on September 24,2010 CNT Director Hanis sent

a

memorandum and supplemental rcport to the Chatham County Manager. This memo and report contained considerable investigative detail regarding the activities of Khaalis and

Willet Williams that had previously been provided orally to IA in two briefings and to

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Chief Lovett on September 10,2010. On October 5, 2010 Director Hanis' memo and report were hand delivered to Chief Lovett by Chatham County Attorney Jonathan Hart.

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In early October, 2010 the Delatorre brothers and Eric Broome received unofficial word that they were to be lmnsfened out of CNT. According to documentation provided by Interirn Chief Tolbert, on Octobor 29,2010 Mike Delatone, Pete Delatore and Eric Broome were transferred by "special order" of Chief Lovett from CNT lo Patrol Division Drecincts.

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while there is a policy providing for rotation of cNT officers back to scMPD after five fron years, it had infrequently been adhered to because many believed it made no sense of an efficiency standpoint. cNT management pet'sonnel did not agree with the transfels
the Delatones and Broome and could not understand them'

It is quite

unusual for the

Chiefto issue special ordets for ttansfers to precincts and the

possible retaliation. transfers of the Delatones and Broome were viewed by some as
Case Closed

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on November 16, 2010 captain Hank wiley prepared a Letter of Transmittal (LoT) covering the completed IA Report and recommending the cases against willet williams
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Malik Khaalis be closed and that the allegations against them be found Unsustained' The LOT rvas initialed by both Wiley and Lovett'

The Wiley LOT a Problem

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for IA to prepare a LOT. The SOP is for IA to send their

completed Report to the subject's conmander. That individual then has the responsibility for preparing a LoT and making recommendations for any disciplinary action. The LoT procedure was and Report arc then sent up lhe chain of command for final action. That not followed on this case. The IA position is that wiley prepared the LoT

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obviously because CNT would not do theirjob. captain Paul McBurney, who, as senior scMPD officer at cNT, should have received at all by the completed IA reporl and prepated the LoT. McBurney iryas never contacted IA and never received the IA Report for review' cNT personnel rccounted a case of a female scMPD officer who had lied about Willie Lovett' attendance at a training session and was fircd upon the recommendation of the who at the time was Assistant chief. cNT personnel were outraged by the outcome of and Khaalis case and believed the allegations against Khaalis to be much mote serious sustained than the earlier case where the female offrcer was fir'ed'

CNT and FBI Allegatiotrs Discounted

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to In his LoT, wiley stated flatly that th€ allegations made by cNT and the FBI failed prove any SCMPD policy violations.

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notes that this is decidedly odd. Instant repoft documents numerous activities on the pafi of Khaalis that could reasonably be considered to be in violalion of policies concerning AWOL, lying, insubordination, violating Title III protocols, etc. In the case of Willet Williams there certainly is evidence of possible involvement in illegal drug transactions. In the second place, MDBI observes that IA may be using an unusual standard of proof. They appear to be saying that because the allegations were not proven beyond a reasonable doubt, they were not sustained. But in most civil cases, administrative cases and Grand Jury cases, the standard employed is Preponderance of the Evidence. Under this standard, the burden of proof is satisfied if it is concluded that there is a better than even (51%) chance that the allegations ale tlue.'fhis is the standard used by the FBI's Oflfice of Professional Responsibility and likely by rnost police departments in handling non-criminal misconduct cases.
The LOT Made

In the first place, MDBI

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The LOT unequivocally states that the City Attorney's Offrce was asked to review the information given to the Office of Professional Standards (lA) and concluded there was no evidence of illegal activity by Agent Khaalis.

who in 2010 was City Attorney and Peter Giusti, who was his Assistant, denied their office never received such a re<1uest and no record of such a request was found, Further, the City Attorney's Oflice represents Savannah in civil matters and has nolhing to do with making assessments of the potential criminality of
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Wiley was instructed by Chief Lovett to prepare the LOT and put in the language about rcquesting a City Attorney review. During this process he had no contact with the City Attorney's Office.

D. Concernine Chief Willi.e Lovett

Willie Lovett was promoted to Chief of the SCMPD in April, 2010 after having served

as

Assistant Chief and twice as Interim Chief. At the time of his September, 2013 retirement he had seNed lhe department for 40 years. During the current inquiry MDBI attempted to determine the role played by Lovett in the chain of events concerning Malik Khaalis and Willet Williams. In short, it appears that Lovett chose to have little involvement in matters and determined, by his own admission, that the allegations and evidence against Williams and Khaalis did not represent

selious violations of SCMPDpolicy. Accordingly, he participated in rclevant events as follows:
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On June 3,2010, when informed that the FBI and CNT were to present a briefing on possibly criminal misconduct by Khaalis and Williams, he dispatched Captain Dean Fagerctrom and two other officers assigned to IA to the FBI offrce to attend. Subsequent to the FBI presentation he received a briefing by IA conceming the allegations against Khaalis and Williams, chiefly concerning an April 16, 2009 suryeillancc during which Khaalis and Williams were detemined to be in telephonic contact, resulting, in the opinion ofthe FBI and CNT, in compromise ofthe surveillancc. Lovett was also briefed by IA concerning a written statenent prepared by CNT LT. Russ Smith detailing the unauthorized departure of Khaalis fiom the CNT wire toom, his initiation of a traffic stop of a subject and his subsequent lie to Smith to the cffect hc had discussed these actions with the case officer. He was briefed by IA again in July, 2010 after a secon<l rneeting with the FBI and was told that Khaalis had failed a polygraph exam and that the FBI would never again work a case in which Khaalis was involved. He was also told by IA that the FBI would provide no further documentation of their investigation. In August,2010 Lovett instructed that Khaalis be returned to active duty. On Septembel 10, 2010 Lovett was briefed in his office by CNT Commander Haruis, the United States Attomey and the FBI fegarding details ofthe case against Khaalis. On October 5,2010 Lovett was personally given by County Attorney Jonathan Hart a detailed memorandum prcpared by CNT Commander Roy Harris concerning the investigation of Khaalis. When interviewed by MDBI, Lovett stated that if he had seen the Hauis memorandum he rvould have handled things differently. His attention was drawn to the fact that he had
seen the memorandum.

IA

o{ficers have stated that Lovett never shared lhe Haris memorandum with IA.

although they heard that such a mernorandum existed, When questioned by MDBI as to why he did not forward the Han'is memorandum to IA for theit consideration, Lovett had no explanation. By Special Order ofChiefLovett dated October 29, 2010 the Delatone brothers and Eric Broome, who had participated in the CNT investigation of Khaalis, were transferred from CNT to patrol precincts. MDBI has been told that such tmnsfers by special order of the Chief are rare and that although a policy exists for rotation of CNT officers after five yearc, it is rarely obserued. Lovett stated that as Chief he did not get involved in assignment of officers to specific precincts, even though in the case ofthe Delatorres and Broome, the transfers to precincts came directly from the Chiefs office. He denied that the translers had anything to do with

retaliation, In November, 2010 Lovett instructed IA Captain Hank Wiley to pr€pare a Letter of Transmittal, covering the final IA Report and send it to him for approval. The LOT was

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to state that the evidence presented by CNT and the FBI proved no violations of policy and that the documenls received had been reviewed by the City Attorney's Office, who could find no evidence ofillegal activity by Khaalis. There is no record of the City Attorney's Office conducting any such review; the City Attorney (at that time) and his Assistant (at that time) deny being consulted in this matter; the County Attorney only recalls meeting with Lovett for the purpose of delivering the Harris memorandum and does not recall giving legal opinions regarding illegal activity by Khaalis. On November 16, 2010 Lovett initiated the LOT, finding that all allegations of violations by Khaalis and Williams were unsustained. Lovett stated that the handling of this LOT was irrcgular and that SOP was that Captain Paul McBurney at CNT should have prepared the LOT. It was his belief, however, that McBurney would not have done anything with the information in the lA Report. Duting his MDBI interview, Lovett stated that he based his decision to exonerate Khaalis on a "one page report" he had been given. This rcport was dctermined by MDBI to be a one page surveillance log concerning the April 16,2009 surveillance of James Williams, with an attached document showing details of telephone contacts between Khaalis and Willet Williams and Willet Williams and James Williams. While Khaalis was on Administrative Leave, Lovett allowed him to take the exam for Sergeant and at some subsequent point promoted him to that rank.

During the course of the MDBI inquiry, represenlations relating to Chief Lovett, but extmneous to the Khaalis/Williams matter werc brought to the attention of the investigators. Examples follow:

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Major Geraldine Long was forced into retircment by Lovett because of a disagreement involving wearing of "mouming bars" at a funeral. Lovett explained that he had ordered that the mourning bars not be worn because the deceased had not died in the line ofduty. He received word that Long had countermanded his ordel, resulting in him (Lovett) instructing that an IA investigation be opened,

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E. Concernine Cleveland Lovett
Information was received that a former SCMPD Ofhcer., Kendall Brown, effected a drug-related arrest of an individual dctennined to be the step son of Cleveland Lovett, nephew of Chief Willie Lovett. At the time Cleveland Lovett was a Sergeant in SCMPD IA. The information indicated that subsequent to this an€st Lovett initiated a campaign wherein he opened numerous spurious IA investigations of Brorvn, culminating in Brown lesigning from SCMPD. It was delermined that only one IA investigation of Brown took place subsequent to the November, 2005 arrest and that the case occasioning Brown's departure from SCMPD was a complaint of use of excessive force. The validity of the complaint was
connborated by others. Furthe6 no evidence was discovered indicating that Lovett attempted to influence events at the scene of his step son's atrest or that he engaged in any form of retaliation against

Brown.

III.

Conclusions and Observations

Law enforcement is a difficult and often dangercus profession. Unit cohesion is essential to the accomplishment ofthe mission and the underpinning ofsuch cohesion is an irnplicit trust in the integdty ofone's colleagues. Police officers assigned to elite elements such as CNT draw much of their strength and confidence from their association with individuals working toward a common goal. Once a member of the team bcgins to display bizaue behavior and take actions that lead him to be suspected ofconsorting with the opposition he becomes a distraction and over tirne this inevitably rrsults in a diminution of the essential bond of trust. This undeniably occuned at CNT when it was discovered that Khaalis had contacted Willet Williams during a surveillance and then Willet contacted the talget of the surveillance, effectively compromising the operation.

As MDBI investigators reviewed documentation and caffied out interviews several things
became apparent. The first thing is that duling the peliod under review CNT was staffed by some

exhaordinarily talented and industrious officers. Of particular note, Intelim Chief Tolbert pointed out that the Delatone brothers and Eric Broome were viewed as strcng investigators and it is obvious that they were slrong leaders. The second thing that became clear. was that inexplicable things began to hinder important investigations and because Khaalis and, to a somewhat lessel degree, Willet Williams became prime leak suspects, CNT and DEA were forced to expend what should have been an unnecessary amount of effort on non-mission related activities, For example, time and effort were spent moving cases from CNT to DEA and then back in an attempt to protect investigative information and unearth the leaker; time was spent
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placing and nronitoring a GPS device on Khaalis' car; Khaalis' activities within CNT were regularly monitored; and, for reasons of opelational security, key management officials such as Lt. Russ Smith and Captain Paul McBumey were kept in the dark. This last item caused many difficult situations, such as an increasingly frustrated Lt. Smith being told by Director Hanis to take no action regarding unacceptable behavior by Khaalis and Lt. Smith becoming upset with Pete Delatorre when he, with the approval of Dirrctor Haruis, made it appear that the James Williams case was not being pursued. During interviews of IA perconnel it was often said that CNT should have taken care of its own disciplinary problems at the time they manifested themselves. But the organizational structure inter{'ered with that. CNT operates in a task force environment and during the time under leview was working cases jointly with DEA. Becausc Khaalis and Willet Williams were suspected of activities that could have been criminal in nature, decisions were taken to delay administrative action so as not to complomise the ct'iminal investigation. If Directol Hanis had had the authority to telminate Khaalis, he may have done so. But he had no such authority under the CNT cbarter'. Eventually, when it was determined thele would be no criminal prosecutions, the Khaalis and Williams matters werc turned over to SCMPD IA., who gave evidence of being resentful from the beginning.
Because integrity is the glue that holds highly cohesive organizations such as police departments together, law enforcement agencies have traditionally recognized the extreme importance of having internal affairs elements which are recognized as being impartial, unrelenting, but fair. lt is essential that IA investigations be seen as thorough, open minded and timely. None of that seems to have occurred here, As has been noted earlier, the investigation was pending for more than five monlhs; practically no work at all is evident from the record after day number two; conrpelling evidence was disparaged and dismissed; no information was independently developed by IA; Khaalis was brought back frorn Administlative Leave by Chief Lovett three months beforc the IA report was finalized; the Letter of Transmittal covering the final report was prepared by IA itself, an abermtion fi'om normal procedure; Khaalis' superior SCMPD officer at CNT was never contaoted by IA and never given an opportunity to review the report or preparc recommendations; the LOT falsely stated that the information that formed the basis for the repolt had been rcviewed by the City Attorney's Office; Khaalis and Williams were exonerated due to a failure of the allegations by the FBI and CN'l'to prove any violations ofpolicy; and, finally, the tlu'ee officers who had been the backbone of the James Williams and Josh Varner cases and who had participated in the investigation of Khaalis were transferred out of CNT by what has been characterized as an unusual special order of Chief Loveft. One of these officers is still with SCMPD. One has taken law enforcement employment elsewhere, One has taken his own life. Khaalis has been promoted to Sergeant and Wiltet Williams remains a Star Corporal.

Finally, whether because ofpersonal animosity with the CNT Director, failure to understand the seriousness of the issues involved, reluctance to take decisive action or any number of other
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possible reasons, Chief Willie Lovett failed leadership demanded by his rank and position.

in this matter to provide the strong and moral

IV.

Findinss

In inquiries such as this, bringing absolute clarity to the issues at hand is rarely achievable. Individual recollections ofevents often differ; and this may be due to personal agendas, perceptions ofselfinterest, or simply faulty memories. Similarly, cefiain actions can be undisputed, but it may be impossible to impute with cerlainty the motives behind such actions. And records may establish beyond any doubt that two parties were in telephonic contact, while the substance ofany convcrsation can ncver be known. All this is by way of saying that MDBI has not been able to arrive at any significant findings that meet the criminal ("beyond a reasonable doubt") standard. But by employing what MDBI considers to be the more appropriate "preponderance oflhe evidence" standard (a reasonable person determines there is a better than even chance that a proposition is true), numerous relevant findings become possible. Key among these is as follows:
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As early as 2008 Khaalis was aware that an informant had provided information that James Williams claimed to have a brother who was a police oflicer and who was "in his pocket". Khaalis, by his own admission, knew that this police oflicer was Willet

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Williams. At this point Khaalis knew and had contact with Willett Williams, but never made mention of this fact to his CNT colleagues or superuisors. Once a criminal case was opened on James and Willet Williams by CNT, the case offrcer specifically asked the investigative team, to include Khaalis, ifanyone knew Willet. Even at this point Khaalis declined to reveal his association with Willet Williams. During an April 16,2009 surveillance of James Williams, Khaalis suggested a contact with Willet, but was told by the case offrcer not to establish such contact. Despite these instructions, Khaalis had seven telephonic contacts with Willet Williams during the suweillance of James Williams. Khaalis never told anyone of his contacts with Willet Williams on this occasion, but later made attempts to ascefiain if Willet's toll records would be subpoenaed. Khaalis deceitfully withheld critical information from his CNT superiors and colleagues proceeded against the instructions ofthe case officer and/or surveillance leader and probably provided crse-related informstion to a subject of the investigation.

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When the toll records of Willet Williams were examined it was determined that not only did he have repeoted contact with Khaalis during the April 16 surveillance, he subsequently had three telephonic contacts rvith his brother, James, at precisely the time that James was exhibiting alerted behavior, MDBI believes it likely that James was given surveillance-related information by Willet during these contacts. 9. On January 27, 2010 Khaalis atlended a minimization briefing at CNT conceming the initiation of a wiretap on Josh Varner. Immediately after the briefing Khaalis disappeared from the "wire room", even though he wBs assigned to the monitoring shift. The lirst intercepted incoming call wamed Vamer to discontinue use of his phone. 10. Two subsequent attempts to wiretap Vamer failed in a similar fashion. Khaalis was a member of the monitoring team on these occasions. I l. A fourth wiretap was run out of the DEA offrce without Khaalis' knowledge and this time sufficient information was obtained to secure an indictment, 12. When the fourth wiretap was moved back to the CNT wire room with Khaalis as a monitor, Varner prornptly discontinued use of his phone. 13. It is considered likely that Khaalis either personally or through a third party warned Varncr that his phone rvas being tapped, 14. On February 13,2010 Khaalis was assigned as a monitor in the wiretap of Hezekiah Murdock when a call was intercepted arranging for a meeting between Murdock and a female. Khaalis left the wire room wilhout permission and caused traffic stop of the female, thus jeopardizing the investigation, 15. When questioned by his supervisor, Khaalis said that he had discussed the traffic stop with the case officer. The case officer later denied he had been contacted by Klraalis prior to the stop. Khaalis subsequently admitted to his supervisor he had not spoken with dre case officer and had no explanation for saying he had. 16. Khaalis lied to his supervisor, left his place of assignment without required permission, violated standard opernting procedpre by taking pro-active enforcement activity rvithout the required permission of his supervisor and/or the case officer, and put a sensitive investigalion at risk 17. f)n numerous occasions Khaalis attempted to access information concerning subjects of active investigations to which he had no right under standard CNT policies. 18. On numerous occasions Khaalis violated or attempted to violate standard CNT procedures concerning the handling ofcell phones seized during the coume ofanests, 19. On April 2, 2010 Khaalis received a scripted telephone call from a cooperating DEA source regarding an impending dlug-related money transaction. He lied to colleagues,

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transaction saying he was going hone to eat and then drove to the scene ofthe supposed with no notification to his supervisor.

20.OnJuneg,2010KhaatisshoweddeceptiononanFBlpolygraphexaminationonthe James, was under issues of whether he hsd rvarned willet williams that his brother, CNTinvestigationandwhetherhelra<|use<lhispositiontoprotectanyoneinvolved in itlegal drug trafficking activity' work a case with 21. In Jult 2010 the FBI informed SCMPD that it would never again
SCMPD where Khaalis would be a potential witness' 22.lnMay,20l3 the District Attorney for Georgia's Eastern Judicial circuit informed williams scMPD that her office would not prosecute any cases where Klaalis or willet
were involved.

23.InFebruary,200gasourceofundeterminedreliability,butwhohadprovidedreliable individual in police information in the past, tentativoly identified Willet Williams as the two drug uniform who escorted him and another individual from the scene of
transactions.

24.Thedrugtr.ansactionstookp|aceattheresidenceofJamesWil|iams,brother.ofWillet' of traffio stop involving 25. There is no evidence that Willet Williams came to the scene influence on behalf of James' James Williams fol the purpose of imptoperly exerling

26,|n2l}sWiltetWilljamsimproperlyreceivedfederalrentsubsidymoney,butwas in deference to the fact that eventually not prosecuted either federally or locally lor fraud hemadefullrcstitution.ThereisinsuffioientevidencetoestablishthatWilliams
knowinglY PerPetrated fraud. the Director of the 27. In connection with the above, Wiltians belligerently confronted

SavarurahHousingAuthority,thfeateningtoseeherincourt.ChiefBerkowtoldthe DirectorWilliamshadbeenleprinlandedforhisbehavior.Norecordofsuchareplimand wasfoundontherecord,allhoughtherecorddoesindicatetworeprimandsforconduct unbecoming an officer in 2007' ofavailable documentation 2g. statements from numerous individuals as well as review behavior in his dealings establish that Willet Williams has a reputation for intemperate
with the public. 2g.Duringitsfiveandonehalfmonthinvestigation'IAconductedtwointewiews'tookone on two or possibly written statement, attended three briefings and briefed Chief Lovett
based on inexplicably poor 30. IA dismissed toll record information as being irrelevant analysis. 27

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31. IA was apparently never given a detailed memorandum and report prepaled by CNT Director Roy Han'is concerning the questionable aclivities of Khaalis and Williams. (Said report having been hand-delivered to Chief Lovett.) 32. IA acted totally at variance with established SCMPD policy and plocedurc by prepaling a Letter of Transmittal recomrnending closure of the IA case with a finding ofunsustained allegations against Khaalis and Williams,
33. The LOT made the inexplicable statement thal the information provided by the FBI and

CNT proved no violations of SCMPD policy as well as the false statement that the information obtained had been reviewcd by the City Attorney's Office which made a finding of no illegal activity. 34. While no evidence of improper influence on IA was diseovered, their handling of this entire matter was negligent and unprofessional. 35, On the few occasions that ChiefLoveft was briefed by IA he was assured that the evidence against Klmalis and Williams was thin and inconclusive and that the FBI and CNT refused to provide docuntentation of their allegations. 36. Shorlly after his last briefing by lA on July 27,2010, Chief Lovett ordered that Khaalis be retumed to active duty. 37- In earty September,20l0 Chief Lovett was given a detailed briefing in his office by the CNT Director, the US Attomey and the FBI regarding the Khaalis/Williams matter. 38. In early'October,20l0 Chief Lovett was personally handed a detailed report prepared by the CNT Director regarding the Khaalis/Williams investigation. 39, ChiefLovett never forwarded this report to IA for their review and consideration. 40, In November Chief Lovett, in opposition to SOP, instructed IA Captain Hank Wiley to prcpare a LOT recommending exoneration of Khaalis and Williams, falsely saying that the rnaterial leceived frnm the FBI and CNT had been reviewed by the City Attorney's Office and that thele was no evidence ofpolicy violations. 41. Chief Lovett's performance in the Khaalis/Williams matter, rvhether by design or negligence, rvas inadequate and unprofessional. Despite the fact that he was given ample information both orally and in wriling to make a reasoned disciplinary decision regnrding these two men, he chose to consider only a single page

surveillance log, He also withheld vital information from IA; truncated the standard procedure for handling IA reports; and instructed IA to prepare a LOT rvith patently false rnd incorrect informalion. 42. No evidence was found of improper sctivity by Cleveland Lovett in the matter of his nephew's arrest by Of{icer Kendall Brown nor was evidence found of retaliation against Brorvn by Lovett
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1- The Acting Chief of Police rcview the content of this teport, as well as the original Internal Affairs repofi, and determine if administrative action is warranted as it rclates to departmental polioies.

2- Additional investigative efforts are directed to resolve related spin-off issues pertaining to
misconduct.

3- A full audit and evaluation of Internal Affairs in the SCMPD be conducted, utilizing an
accredited police consultant to ascertain "best practices" and recommendations for restructuring this critica[ component ofthe depafiment in order to restore both intemal and public confidence.

VI.

Appendix

A. Documents Incorporated bY Reference (see attached)

1. SCMPD Internal Affairs Report covered by November 16' 2010
Letter of Transmittal

2.
3.

September 24,,2010 Memorandum and Supplemental Report of CNT Director Roy Harris Undated CNT Supplemental Report

4. May 7, 2013 Memorandum of District Attorney Meg Heap

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I. Contents I. Introduction..................... ............3 A. Scope of the Engagement................... .............. 3 B. Background..................... .........3 C. Methodo1ogy................... ......... 5 II. Summary of Investigation.............,,...... .............. 5 IlL Conclusions and Observations.................... ...........................23 V. Recommendations........,..,..,. ............,,.,,.........29 VI. Appendix .........29 A. Documents Incorporated by Reference (see attached) ...........29 l. SCMPD Internal Affairs Report covered by Novembel 16, 2010 Letter of Transmittal .... ...........,,,,,,,,,,.......29 2. September 24, 2010 Memorandum and Supplemental Report of CNT Director Roy Harris ...,,,,...........29 3. Undated CNT Supplemental Report.... .......29
4.
May 7, 2013 Memorandum of Distlict Attorney Meg Heap,.... .,..... ... ...29

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2. COMPLAINTDATET June3,20l0 3. COMPLAINANTT

A. Inter-Departmenl / CNT
4. ORGINALCOMPLAINT:
Agent Khaalis allegedly dlvulging informrtion regarding CNT investigetions.

s. OFFICER(S)|NVOLVED ASGN
A. Agent Malik

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DUTYSTS
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Khaalis

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B. SCpl. Williet Williarns

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SOP(s)

APPLICABALE TO INVESTIGATION:

A,

CNT GO# OPS-001 Oath ofOffice, Ethics, and Conduct I. General Rules of Conduct a. PrinciPle 1
h. Principle 8

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cO# ADM-004 Oath of OIIice, Ethics, and Conduct General Rules ofConduct a. Princiole 1

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ADMINISTRATIVE INVESTIGATION Incldent Report OPS NUMBER: I 2100605

On June 3, 2010 at 1000hrsl

Lieutenant Oliver and lwent to the FBI Office where F8l Speclal Agent Hayes informed us that Agent M. Khaalis, SCpl. W. Wllliams, and Agent R. Gerido were involved in a criminaf matter. frote: fuptatn Fogeqtrom, Captain Mcaunel, Commondet Haffts, Agent Deloaofie, ond Agent Sroome werc present.) Agent Hayes gave a brief synopsis of a CNT investigation that was inltlatcd in 2008 and the investigation had been on going until June 2010. CNT had identllled James Wlliams as a subject involved in the distribution of lllegal substances. Special Agent Hayes stated James Williams' brother, SCMPD S€pl. Willet Willlams, was participatlng in the illegal activlties by providlng police escorts for his brother when the illegal substances were being sold. Agent Khaalis and Agent Gerido were believed to have divulged investigative Information concerning a surveillance operatlon conducted at James Wllliams' resldence on 04/16/09 to SCpl. Williams. scpl. Williams then relayed the information to James Wllliams. Agents Hayes stated the Toll Records of SCpl. Wllllams' cellular phone showed he made and received calls from Agents Khaalis, Agent Gerido, and James Wllliams. Special Agent Hayes stated the Toll records indlcated Agent Khaalis had seven (7) telephone conversatlons wlth SCpl. Wllllams while CNT A8ents, IncludinS Agent Khaalis, were conductlng survelllance of James Williams' residence. Special Agent Hayes explalned the Toll Records ln such a manner that he gave the impresslon that the phone calls between Agent Khaalls, SCpl. Williams, and J. Wllliams were in succession of one another. Special Agent Hayes stated Internal Affairs investigators were requested, because in conjunctlon wlth what the Toll Records Indicate4 CNT agents had observed "unusual behaviors and actions" by Agent Khaalis that raised concerns about Agent Khaalls' conduct as a pollce officer. Those "unusual behavlors and actlons" are as followed:

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Agent Kh€alis asked Agent Delatorre, the cas€ agent, numerous questions about the investitation involvlnB J. Williams. One particular questlon asked by A8ent Khaalis was if a ',pen,, was going to be placed on SCpl. Willlams,
cell phone.

2.

When CNT agents who participated in the execution of search warrants were told not to touch suspects' cell phonet ASent Khaalls was observed by
CNT agents pickin8 up suspect's c€ll phones.

3,

Agent Khaalis left the "wire tape" room and calt€d for a marked police unit to conduct a traffic stop on the subj€ct heard on the ..wlre,, wlthout prior

approvalfrom CNT lieutenantSmith or the CNT

Case

Atent.

During the meetlng, the Information was being provided to Lieutenant Oliver and me by word of mouth. Neither the CNT Agents nor FBI Special Agent Hayes provlded

any Investigatlve reportt phone records, Investigatlve documentatlon pertalning to a crimlnal Investigatlon lmpllcatlng the officers, or a written statemant outlining the allegations of misconduct against the Officers. Special Agent Hayes was asked what criminal charges the Officers were faclng. Special Agent Hayes stated the U.S. Dlstrict Attorney's Office advised there was not enough probable cause to charge the Officers at the tlme. Special Agent Hayes advised he was going to the CNT Office to conduct an "inquirr/' wlth Agent Khaalls and Agent Gerldo. Agent Hayes stated the CNT Agents did not have to speak with him; however, the CNT Agents could decline to speak wlth him. lfthe CNT Agents declined, Special Agent Hayes stated they would have to speak with us (Lt. Ollver and l). I explained to Special Agent Hayes the Agents' Garrity Rlghts and their statements to Internal Affairs could not be used to add or strengthen his (Hayes) crlminal investigation, At 1t00hrs, Special Agent Hayes and another FBI Agent conducted an .,inqulry', with Agent Khaalis at the CNT Offlce. The discussion was not recorded at the request of Speclal Agent Hayes, Lieutenant Oliver and I monitored the intervlew from the control room. Agent Khaalis voluntarily spoke with the FBI and he was asked questions regardlng the telephone conversations he had with SCpl. Wllliams on the day of the surveillance operatlon (UlL6/O9). Agent Khaalis advised he did not recall if he spoke wlth Scpl. Williams on that particular day. Special Agent Hayes disclosed the Toll Records to Agent Khaalls, and showed hlm where he (Khaalis) had called SCpl. W, Willlams cell phone. Agent Khaalis told Special Agent Hayes SCpt. Williams would call him to provide information regardlng nelghborhood drug complalnts. Agent Khaalls stated if he dld speak with SCpl. Williams on O4/t6/O9, it would have been for that reason. Agent Khaalis stated he did not socialize with SCpl. Willlams outside of work. Agent Khaalls was asked questions pertainlng to the crlmlnal lnvestlgation of James Williams. Agent Khaalis stated he was aware that James Willlams was under investigation, and he was SCpl. W. Williams' brother. When Agent Khaalls was asked about divulglng investlgatlve lnformatlon to SCpl, Wiltiams regarding hls brother, Agent Khaalis vehemently denied divulging any tnformation. When the FBI concluded their "inquh/ with Agent Khaalls, Lleutenant Oliver and t conducted our interview with him. At the start of the intervlew, Agent Khaalis was given his Garrity Warning form. I explafned the form to Agent Xhaalls whlch he understood and signed. (Note: The tntetutew wos rccotded wlth oudto ond vtsuot capab ltaes., Agent Khaalis was asked questions pertalnlng to his conduct and his actions as lt related to hls involvement with assistlng Agent

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Delatorre In cfiminal Investigation of James williams. Agent Khaalis stated he did not divulge any information to SCpl. Williams regarding the criminal Investitatlon of James Williams. Agent Khaalis advised SCpl. Willlams has contacted him via cellular telephone in the past, and those conversations were work related. Agent Khaalls was ques oned about his telephone conversatlons with SCpl. Williams on the day of the surveillance operatloni however, Agent Khaalis could not recall talking with SCpl. Willlams, or what the conversations were regarding. When Agent Khaalis was asked about leaving the

wire tap room, Agent Khaalis admitted he left the room with the intentions of
identifying the dllvel. luote: The 2 yeot CNt lnvesttgotion tnwlved muftlple suspec! tncludtng Jomes wtlllons.) He stated hls reason for leaving the wire tap room was he was "over eage/'to help with tetting the subJect identified. (Noae: Agent Detotore had totd me the d ver hod akeody been Menaifled, ond d list ol suspects with ?heir peftlnent informotlon wos posted tn the wlre tdp room. The diver tn question wor on thot list., Agent Khaalls was asked if he followed CNT protocol regarding wire taps. Agent Khaa{is stated he failed to contact the Case Agent or CNT lieutenant Smlth and obtaln authorizatlon prior to stopping the vehicle. ln the interview, Agent Khaalis mentioned that he left the wire tap room twice on the same night, and he did not notify Lieutenant Smith or the Case Agent either time. Agent Khaalis stated he knew he was wrong both times for not obtainlng authorization before having the vehicle stopped. I asked him if he (Khaalls) notllied either the Case Agent or Lieutenant Smlth about the stop after ldentifying the driver. Agent Khaalis was evaslve with his answer. He Initially advised Agent Delatorre was aware of him (Khaalls) leavlng the wire tap room to identiry the driver, but then stated he dld not notify Agent Defatorre about conducting the stop until the next day. (Note: speciol Asent Hoyes stdted the
conversotions belng monkored on thot cellolor phone ceosed after Agent Khdolls lnltloted hovlnq ahe ddver stopped, The wtre top hod been octive lot the post 6 monahs.) After concluding the

interview, captain Fagerstrom was briefed, and per Chlef Lovett, Agent Khaalis was placed on Admlnistrative Leave based on the information provided by CNT, and the FBl. When inquiring about conducting an intervlew wlth Agent Geridq Captaln McBurney, Captain Fagerstrom, and Special Agent Hayes stated Agent Gerldo did not need to be interviewed. Special Agent Hayes stated he had interviewed Agent Gerldo while Lleutenant Otlver and I were interviewing Agent Khaalis, Special Agent Hayes stated Agent Gerido remembered calltng SCpl. Wllliams on O4/L6/O9 and he recalled the content of the telephone conversalion. (Note: Agent Gerido dld not potticlpote ln ahe suruelllonce operct:nn.) Special Agent Hayes stated Agent Gerido's explanation had merit. Before leavlng the CNT office, I spoke with Lieutenant Smith (CNT), and I asked hlm for a copy of the Toll Records as well as a written statement trom him €oncernlng Agent Khaalis'
conduct.

Prior to leaving the CNT office, Ileutenant ollver and I were instructed by Captaln Fagerstrom to conduct an lntervlew with SCpl. W. Williams at the Internal Affalrs Office. At 1615hrs, we conducted an interview wlth SCpl' Wllliams, (Note: Lt. ottver
and f had llmtted lnfomotion obout SCpl Wlllloms' invofuement ln the dimlnol lDvestlgotlon, ond whether '

ot not the Fgl wanted us to divulge any tnformotion obout ahe cdminot lnvestigdtion') SCpl. Williams was given hls Garrlty Warning form prlor to askln8 hlm any questions which he read and si8ned, 0vofei The lnteNiew wos rccoded Mth audto copobllltles,) During the Intervlew, SCpl. williams stated he could nol remember if he had a conversation wlth Agent Khaalis on April 15rh. 2009. He stated he has called Agent Khaalls in the past, and he (Wllliams) has provided Agent Khaalis with information regarding neiShborhood drug complahts. scpl. witllams was asked about his brother, James Willlams. SCpl. Wllllams stated hls brother

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resided on 40th St, and SCpl, Williams would stop by hls brother's house on occasions. He stated he did not approve of some of his brother,s friends who he (W. Williams) would see at his brothe/s house. SCpl, Williams was asked if he spoke with his brother (James Wllliams) vla cellrrlar phone. SCpl. Williams stated he did speak with his brother frequently via cell phone. After Interviewing SCpl. Williams, Captain FaSerstrom was notlfied about the interview. SCpl, Willlams and Agent Gerido were not placed on Admlnistratlve Leave. On June 46, 2010, I met wlth CNT Lieutenant Smith at the CNT Offrce, and t obtained hls wfltten statement, ln his statement, he wrote a meeting was held with the CNT Agentt to lnclude Agent Khaalis, involved In the Title lll wire tap. The A8ents were given orders on the "Do's and Don'ts" of the wire tap operatlon. Lieutenant Smith included ln hls statement the Incident involving Agent Khaalis leavlng the wire tap room without authorization. Along with his statement, lieutenant Smith provided the Toll Records for o4lt6l09 for SCpl. W. Williams'cell phone, 844-8991, and an investigative report about the surveillaDce operation, (Note: The report wos wrltten ot the concluslon of the surt,etltance operatton.) When I reviewed the Toll Record hformation, the records dld not reflect what Special Agent Hayes had inltially presented to Lieutenant Ollver and me. The phone conversation between Agent Khaalis, Agent Gerido, SCpl. Wllllams, and James Williams were not in succession to one another. I contacted lieutenant Oliver, and I advised him of what the Toll Records refl€cted. The phone records indicated the

following:

a,

Agent Khaalls received 4 phone calls from SCpl' Williams, and Agent Khaalis called scpl. wiltet 3 times. The first call was made at 1706hrs and the last call ended at 1713hrs. ln Agent Delatorre's report, he wrote J. Williams dld not leave his place of employment until 1730hrs'
ASent Gerido recelved 2 phone calls from SCpl. Wlllams, and ABent Gerido called scpl. Wllliams 4 times. The calls started at 1715hrs and the last call was at L742hrs'
SCpl. W. Willlams had a

b.

c.

total of 3 calls tofrom James Williams. James Williams called once starting at 1825hrs. SCpl. Williams followed up with making 2 phone calls to his brother which ended by 1826hrs.

tn Agent Delatorre's report regardlng the surveillance operation, he wrote

James williams was seen at 1825hrs walking outslde of his resldent with his cell phone to his ear. He appeared to be looklng for something or someone.

Along with the FBI conducting an "inquir'y''with Agent Khaalis, Special Agent Hayes advised Agent Khaalls voluntarlly submltted to a polygraph exam admlnlstered by the FBI on O6/O9ltO. Special Agent Hayes contacted and provlded me with a copy of the exam results. The resufts indicated Agent Khaalis was decepllve. lNote: spectot Agent Hayes hod qdvlsed me he wos gotng to conduc]. dn'lnqu f wnh Scpl Witlloms os well os osk SCpl. Ml ons tf he woutd submlt to o polygroph exom. To thls tnv*ti,oto/s knowledge, speclol Agent Hoyes hos not conducted on'lnqulry' wlth scpl. Wluohs.t Since lnternal Affalrs Investigators were provlded with no to little written documentatlon about the crlmlnal investigatlon, a meeting was held at the Internal Affairs Offlce with ABent Delatorre and Agent Broome. ASent Delatorre and Agent
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Eroome explalned the facts of the crimlnal investigation, the Toll Record information, and the alfegations of mlsconduct agalnst Agent Khaalls. (Note: tieutendnt otivet dnd &ptotn wttey were present.) Both Agents stated they believed Ag€nt Khaalls had divulged information about CNT lnvestigatlons not only to SCpl. Wllllams who relayed the information to James Wllliams, but to known criminals as well. Other than the polygraph result, the Toll Records IndicatinS ASent Khaalis and SCpl. Williams called one another on the day of the surveillance operation, and Agent Khaalls admtttlng he did not follow protocol regarding "wire tapt" CNT Agents and Special A3ent Hayes based their allegations of misconduct against Agent Khaalis on assumptlons and options, At the conclusion of the meeting, Agent Delatorre provlded m€ a copy of his investigation report concerning the crimlnal investigation of James Williams, and the Toll Records for Agent Khaalis and SCpl. Wllllams; however, I was not provlded with any wrltten repon that summarized what the Toll Record information indicated as it related to the conduct allegatlons. After meeting with the cNT Agents at the Intehal Affalrs Office, Captain wiley and I meet with Special Agent Greene (RAC) and Special Agent Hayes at the FBI building. The meeting was to Inquire about the status of the FBI'S Investlgation concerning the SCMPD Officers. Special Agent Greene advlsed the U.S District Attorney was briefed on the investigation, and advised there was not enough probable cause to indict. Special

Agent Hayes was asked to provide a copy of hls investigative report; however, he advised there was no investigative report done, but he would provide his notes, ftvoter
Age na Hayes' notes we re never recelved.)

Following the meeting with the FBl, Lleutenant Ollver and I brlefed Chlef Lovett

on the status of the Administrative lnvestlgation. Chief lov€tt was told the initial information lA Investigators were provided by Special Agent Hayes concetning the phone records between Agent Khaalis and SCpl. Williams was incorrect. Chief Lovett was told neither CNT nor the FBI had provided lA investlgators with an Investi8ative
report, or a criminal case flle impllcating Agent Khaalis or any other SCMPD Officer. On July 27, 2010, Captain Wiley advised Special Agent Hayes had delivered an envelope to scMPD headquarters. The envelope contained speclal Agent Hayes' interview summaries of CNT Agents Delatorre, Guyer, and Harris. Speclal Agent Hayes had conducted intervlews with all three CNT Agents on A7llzlto. In all three of his summaries, the officers referenced the lncident where Agent Khaalis left the "wire tap" room. The written statement from Lleutenant Smlth was a copy of the statement I had obtalned from hlm on 06/04/10. The content of Lleutenant Smlth's statement regarded Agent Khaalis leaving the "wire tap" room, and Agent Khaalis' response after he (Khaalis) was questioned by Lieutenant Smlth. Lleutenant Smlth attached a copy ot the CNT Conduct policy (GO# OPS-001). After reading the statements, Captain Wlley briefed Chief lovett on the content of the statements whlch provided no new or additional informatlon to support the atlegation agalnst Agent Khaalis' On 08/13/10 at 1520hrs, A8ent Khaalis was taken off of Adminlstrativ€ Leave and assigned to the Patrol Division per Chlef Lovett. When Agent Khaalls was placed on Administrative Leave, CNT Commander Harrls transferred Agent Khaalis from CNT. The administrative investlgation concerning the allegations against Agent Khaalls was terminat€4 per Chief Lovett, because the FBt had not provlded any documentatlon to support their allegatlons of misconduct on the part of scMPD officer Khaalis.

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NAME:
June4,2010
Lieuten

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ASSIGNMENT: CNT (Shedff s Depattment)

Ae dlrected by Getrcrrl Order # ADM-{l0rl,

Orth of OFrce, Ethics end Conduct:

Coopcration: Is essentlal to elfective lrw enforcement. Thercforg all Section lG employees are strictly chsrged with estebllshirg gnd maintrinbg high splrit of coopcmtion.

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DATE AND TIME OF

INCIDENT:

02/13/2010, aopmximately I l:00 PM

LOCATIONOFINCIDENT: CNT
EXPLAIN WHAT HAPPENED: CNT has been involved in a long term ioint
investigatio.n wilh DEA and Customs (ICE)

tom

December 2009 until May of 20_10.

Qis

specific case invjrlved Title III applications and all agents involved wer€ briefed on ths case
and were given verbal directives from myself, anomeys, DEA agents and other CNT command

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the accompanying documents:

Sp€cilc4ly in regards to agent Khaalis, ft!9

was not his

fint Title

III investigation

and is very familiar with the protocolVassignments.

On 02-13-2009, during this iovestigation, agent Khaalis was assigned to the monitoring room

from 5 Ptv! until 2 AM, However, at approximgtely I I :00 PM, I rec€ived a phone -callfrom SCMPD Sergeant Kennedy in reference to agont Khaalis rcquesting a marked unit to conduct a

traffic stop on a vehicle somewhere in the vicinig of 204 and was inquiring about the probable
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the traffic stop.

I advised Sergeant Kennedy that I would get back with him but thst we (CNT)

wele working ajoint investigation and that I would find out. I then received a phone call from
agent Khaslis who advis€d that he rquested the traffic stop due to intercepted Dhgne calls that

depicted a possible drug tnnsaction between two targets and that he talked to the case agent,

Mike Delatone about it. I then called Sergeant Kennedy back and advised that we (CNT) had
the traffic stop but advised that

I could not

specifics due to the naturc of the investigation. However, I did advise Sergeant Kennedy that he could cogtact Major Gerbino about our probable case. (This was due to the fact

Major Gerbino had been previously minimized about our investigation).

Durilg the next day I was contacted by both agent Mike Delatore

and DEA S/A Sarhatt

about agent Khnalis' aotions. Agent Delatone siated that he did not discuss nor authorize ?.gent Khaalis to go olt and conduct a taffic stop on any vehicle. Likewise, Si/A Sarhatt advised that

this type ofbehavior could jeopardize the investigatio.n. I also spoke with Egents Guyer a4d Hq{:is who were also assigned to the wire room that evenin& Both state that agent Khaalis left
under the pretense that he was getting supper and never discussed getting a car stopped

for

Identification purposes. Agent Guyer advised that he heard agent Khaalis on the radio asking

for assistance from SCMPD for a baffic stop. Agent Guyer slated he called agent Khaalis on the
phone and asked him what he was doing and

ifhe

had alked to agent

Delator€ about it. Agont

Khaalis stated that "yes and no" and tatqt that he talked to agent DelatonE "somewhat" about
a

taffrc stop. Both

agent Guyer and Haqis were unsure about agent KhaElis' b€havior.

On February l6h, I called agent Khaalis into my oflice and questioned him about his actions. Agent Khaalis stahd hs went out on his own and did not tell anyone about his plans to conduct
the

taftic

stop and/or identify anyone, Agent Khaalis stated that he was being proactive but

admitted that he should have contacted agent Delatorre or myself prior to leaving the wire room,

I told agent Khaalis lhat during ow phone conversation Qat he told me he had alked to agent Delatone and told agent Guyer the same thing. Agent Khaalis srded to me that he did not know why he did it and stated he wasn't really thinking about it. Agent Khaalis stated that he thought
he w.as being Droqctive and planned to talk ro agent Delato(€ about it. 0rat hc has participated in several Title

I rminded lgent Khaalis

III investigations and

that he knows better to go "rogue"

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or do anything proactive wilhout checking with the case agent or suD€wisor. Agent Khaalis
stated he did knolv Fetter but

siqply stated he did qot know why he did it. I advised him that

his reason us unacceptable and I would be forwarding it up to the Captain and Director.

prior to every Tide . It should also be noted that

III investigation (including tlris one)-thala

briefing is conducted that gives the participatqlg agents their a,$signrnents and directives about talking about the csse to other Deople lhat are not minimized and not to oonduct any
enforcement activity without consulting the case agent and/or suD€rvisor.

proactivg _

In refe-renge to C..NT policy sce attached copy, spe.eifically page 3 subsection C conc€ming
orders from q rlrpgrvisor (subordination). This is also repgBted on page I ! subsection

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_

Also see page 10 subsection

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conceming absent without leave (AWOL).

This is in referencB to agent Khaalis leaving his post without aqthqrization to conduct a
suryeillance operation and a traffic stop.

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CNT GENT,RAL ORDBR

OPERATIONS

GO # OPS-00r

EFFECTM DATE: 0U10i08
R-EVISED DATE:

CONDUCT

PURPOSE The purpose of this directive is to provide guidelines for the conduct ofChathamSavannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT) personnel.

POLICY
Due to the myriad of circumstances and situations encountered by CNT personnel, it is impossible to formulate an exbaustive General Order goveming their conduct. Ofnecessity, CNT personnel are required to exercise good judgment in determining their course ofconduct in the general discharge of tleir duties and responsibilities.

CNT personnel are bound by the policies directed by the CNT Commander and
violations oflhese policies may result in disciplinary action. This Order summarizes the CNT Code of Conduct and is not intended to be a comprohensive ireatise on sonduct. Issues conceming lhe conduct ofCNT penonnel will be handled on a case
by case basis.

PROCEDURE

I.

OATHOF OFFTCEANDCODEOFE*tHlCS [GACP 1.2, 1.3] A. Pursuant to the Home Rule provisions for counties ofthe Constitution ofthe State ofceorgia, CNT Agents are required to take and abide by the following
Oath of Offrcc as a Deputy Sheriff:

"l do swear that I will failhfully execute all u)'its, precepts, and processes directed to me as Depuly Sherif oI lhis Counly, or
which are direcled lo all Depuly Sheifs of lhls State, or to any other Deputy Sherif specially, I can lawfully execute, and true returns make, and in all things well and truly, u,ithout malice or pa iality, per/ora the duties of the ofllce of Deputy Shefif of Chalhom County, du ng my continuance therein, and take only
Iawful fees.

I do furlher solennly swear and ffirm that I am not lhe holder of any unaccounted for public money due this stale or any politlcal subdivision or govemnent aulhorlty, that I am nol lhe holder of any offce of ltust under the government of the United States except postmaster, nor of e her of the several Stales, nor o! any foreign stale, and lhot I am otherwise qualtfed to hold sa office, accordlng to lhe Constltatlon of the United States and Law of Georgia, and that I vill support the Corrslitutions of the United Slales and of thh State. So help me God!"

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CNT Agents will obsorve and abide by the Law Enforcement Code ofEthics: As a law enforcemenl fficer, ny fundamenlal duty is lo serve mankind; to saJeguard life and proryrty; to prolect lhe lnnocent against deceplion; the veakagainst opprestion; and lhe peaceful againsl violence or disorder; and I will resloct the conslitutlonal rights ofall nen to LIBERTY, EQUALITY, and JUSIICE.

I I

will live ny prieate life as to

be an etample to

all.

I

will

develop telf reslrainl and be conslanlly nindful of the welfare

of

ohets.

will be exemplary in obeying the laws of the land and the regulations of the Chathan^Snannah Coanter Narcotics Team, I *ill renain oourogeous calm in the face of scorn, dange4 or ridicule.

decisiow, I will cnforce the lau' courleo.tsly and approprlately u'ithout feor of favor, malice, or ill will, never enploying unne cessary force ond never accepling grat llies, I reeognize the badge of ny ofice as a symbol of public faith, and I accepl it as a public trust to he hekl so long as I am trae to the ethics ofthe pd.ice semlce. I will strive conslandy to achleve
chosen profession.

I will never pernit my personal feellngs to inJluence my

these objectives and ideals, dedicating myself before God to my

II.

GENERAL RULES OF CONDUCT [GACP I,4]

A.

Condust Unbecoming - The conduct of CNT personnel, on or olT duty, reflects upon the CNT. The CNT shall investigate complaints and/or circumstances that sugg€st CNT personnel have engaged in Conduct Unbe<oming and shall impose disciplinary action when appropriate.

l.
2.

Conduct Unbecoming shall apply to on or offduty conduct whether within or outside ofthe tenitorialjurisdiction ofthe CNT,

Conduct not mentioned under a specific section of this Order, but which violates one ofthe following general principles is prohibited.

a, Prlnciple I

- CNT personnel shall conduct themselves, whether on or off duty, in accordance with all applicable local, state, and federal laws, ordinances and rules enacted or established pursuant to legal authority.

b.

Principle 2 - A1T perconnel shall refrain Aom any conduct in an official capacity thBt d€aach from the publicb faith in the inregrity of the criminal justice system.

c.
d.

Prlnciple 3 - CNT personncl shall perform their duties and apply the law impartially and without prejudice or discrimination. Principle 4 - CNT personnel shall no! whether on or off duty, exhibit conduct which discr€dits themselves or the CNT or otherwise impairs
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their ability or that of other CNT personnel or the CNT to provide law enforcement servic€s to fte community.

e.

Principle J - CNT personnel shall treat all citizens with courtesy and respecl
Prtnciple 6 - CNT personnel shall not compromise their integrity, or that of the CNT or law enforcement Fofession, by accepting, giving, or soliciling any gratuity which could be reasonably interpreted as capable of influencing their offrcial acts or judgments, or by using their status as a CNT Agent for p€rsonal, commercial, or political gain.

f.

g.

Principle 7 - CNT personnel shall not compromise their integrity, or that of the CNT or law enforcement profe.ssion, by aking or attempting to influence actions when a conflict of interests exists.

h. Principle 8

- CNT personnel

shall observe the confidentiality of

information available to them by virtue oftheir assignment to the CNT. B. Incompetence - CNT personnel shall maifiain sufficient comp€tenoy to properly perform their duties and to assume the responsibilities of their position, CNT personnel shall perform their duties in a manner whish will tend lo maintain standards and establish efliciency in carrying out the functions and objectives of the CNT. Incompetence may be demonstrated by repeated poor evaluations or a written reoord of repoated infraotions of the rules, regulations, manuals or direclives.

SUlgrdinatigl - Ct{T personnel will perform their duties as required or directed by law, CNT rule, policy or order, or by order of a superior Agent. All lawful duties required by competent aulhority will be performed promptly as directed. CNT personnel will observe and obey all laws and ordinances, all rules and regulations of the CNT, and all offrcial written directives of the CNT or Division ther€of.
D. Respect - CNT personnel will ueat superiors, subordinates, and asso€iates with respect. They will be courteous and civil at all times in their relationship with
ons another.

CNT personnel, while charge.d with consistent and practical of the law, must remain completely impadial toward all persons coming to the attention ofthe CNT. Exhibiting partiality for or against a p€rson because of race, creed, or influence is unprofessional conduct. Similarly, unwarranted interference in the private business of others, when not in the Impaniality
enforcement interest ofjustice, is unprofessional conduct and prohibited.
F.

-

Loyalg - Loyalty to the CNT and to CNT associates is an important factor in the morale and eflicienoy of the CNT. Personnel will maintain a loyalty to the CNT and their associates as is consistent with lhe law and personal ethics.

G. Coop€ration - Cooperation is cssential to effective law enforc€ment. Therefore, all personnel are snicily charged with establishing and maintaining a high spirit

ofcooperation.

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Taking Police ^Acaio[ - CNT Agents are required to take appropriate police action toward aiding fellow police Agents exposed to danger or in a situation where danger might be impending.
Trulhfulness - CNT personnel will be truthful at all times whether under oath or not, unless otherwise necessary in the performance ofa police task. This will includg but not be limited to, instances when personnel are being que$ioned, interviewed, or are submining reports.
J.

Civilitv -All personnel will be civil, orderly, diligent, discreet, oourteous, and patient as can be reasonably expected in any situation.
Ouestions of Citizens - All personnel will answer questions posed by citizens in a courteous manner or ifunable to supply an answer, will make every elfort to s€cure the answer. UnnecessaDr argument and conversation will be avoided.

K.

rcquested, name and call number
manner.

will be given to

If

requester

in a

courteous

L.

Divulginq Information - No CNT personnel will diwlge to any unauthorized person information conceming the business of the CNT. No CNT personnel will irnpart information, talk for publication, be interviewed, or make public speeches about CNT business, except as authorized by competent aulhority,
nationality, race, sex, or religion.

M. Contsoversial Disoussion - No CNT personnel will speak slightingly of any

N.

Rumors. Malioious Cossip. and Scurrilous Talk - Unsubstantiated information, spiteful or harmful gossip, and grossly indecent or vulgar talk serve no useful purpose, tend to undermine the eflicient operation of lhe CNT, and bring the CNT and its personnel into disrepute and ridicule.

l.
2.

No CNT personnel will intentionally critioize other CNT personnel, except in the form ofjob related constructive criticism addressed to tlre subject of the criticism or a CNT supervisor.
No CNT personnel, either on-duty or off-duty, will maliciously gossip about another CNT personnel, written information, case, or event. No CNT personnel will cause to discredit, lower, or injure the morale of the personnel of lhe CNT or any individual thereof. No CNT personnel will make any statement which would tend to defame or bring the CNT or ;ts personnel into dispute or ridicule.
engage in grossly indecent or vulgar ralk which would tend to subvert, disrupt, or impair the eflicient operarion of ths CNT.

3.
4.

5. No CNT personnel will
O. Contributions - No

personnel will seek or be obliged to make contributions in money, servicc, or otherwise for any political purpose,

P.

Political Aqtivitv - No sworn CNT personnel, while on duty or in uniform, will engage in political aotivity or disoussion on behalf oi, or against, any candidale or political que,stion. This does not mean that personnel are prohibited from ex€rcising their legal voting right.

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Q. Intoxicants. Drugs. Etc, - No personnel will bring, place, or permit to be brought or placed, or allow to be kept in any building, location, or vehiole rvithin or under the conlrol of the CNT any illegal intoxicant, exhilarant, hypnotic, hallucinogen, or narcotic except in the prerformance of CNT duties as required by regulations or orders or when it is needed for prompt administration by orders ofa licensed physician.

R. Smokins - No S.

personnel will smoke under any conditions or circumstances which might be legally prohibit€d, CNT prohibited, or reasonably expected to bring discredit upon the CNT. Use of Private Vehicles

- Swom personnol will not patrol their post or cover private vehicle unless they have been authorized to do their assignment rflith a
so by competent authority,

T.
U.

Games of Chance - No garne of chance, card playing, or gambling is permitted in any police building, vehiole, or area.

False Information on Records - No penonnol of the CNT will make false offtcial reports or knowingly or willingly entcr or cause to be entered into any CNT books, records, or reports any inaccurale, false, or improper police information or malerial matter,

V. Misaoplolriation of

- No personnel of the CNT will appropriae for their own use any lost, found, or stolen property. No personnel will oonvert to their own use any cNT property or properry held by the cNT.
Propertv

W. Markine or Alterinq CNT Notices - No pcrsonnel of the CNT will mark, alter, mar, or deface any printed or written notice, Memorandum, General Order, or written directive relating to CNT business. Personnel will not mark, alter, mar, or deface any nolice posted on any bulletin board or blackboard maintained by the CNT. All notices of a personal nature and/or of a derogatory character regarding any swom or non-swom CNT personnel, or component of the CNT are prohibited.

X.

Prohibited Places - Except in lho line of duty, CNT personnel will not visit or loiter near any bar, tavem, tap, loungg or other establishment ftequented by
known hoodlums or other unsavory characters.

Y. Asscciatine with CrilinEls - CNT personnel shall avoid regular associations with persons who are known to engage in oriminal activity where such
associations will undermine the public trust and confidence in them or lhe CNT. This rule does not prohibit those associ8tions thet are necessary to the performance of oflicial dutics, or whero such assooiations aro unavoidable because of the CNT personnel's personal or family dationships.

Z.

Loiterine -During their tour of duty, personnel of the CNT will not loiter in cafes, saloons, reslautants, theaters, servic€ siaaions, or other public businesses, unle,ss the CNT personnel is working undercover. Olher than those tranmcting police businoss, petsonnel will not be permitted to loiter in or about police
buildings.

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Dutv Time Limited to Police Worl( - Personnel will not devote any of their "on duty" time to any activity other than that whish relates to police work unless
permission is granted by competent authority. Recommend Services - Personnel will not recommend or suggest to anyone the employment or name of any towing lirm, underlaker, or other tradesman or inform suoh tradesmen of any situalion wherein their services might be sought. Notiing herein contained shall be constru€d as rcstricting the rights ofswom personnel or personnel from handling their own private affairs.

BB. Not to

CC. Not to Recommend Attome],s - Personnel will not recommend or suggest lo anyone the cmployment or nalne of any firm, person, or corporation such as an attorney, counsel, or bondsman nor will they give advice or information to any person arrested, or to others acting for them, in regard to the defense or
prosocution against them. Nothing contained herein shall be construed to mean a restriction of the rights of swom personnel wiih respect to the handling of their own private affaits.

DD, lnterferinq with the

Personnel will not take part in, or be concemed wilh, either directly or indirectly, any compromise or arrangement with any person hr the purpose of permitting an accused person to escape penalty for their wrong doing, No personnel wlll seek to obtain a continuance of any trial or otherwise interfere with the course of justice for the purpose of obstructing justice. Information of any negotiation between an accused or their representative and the accuser or any witness will be disolosed to the proper superior or to the presiding Agent ofa court or hcaring.

Course of Justice

-

EE.

Personnel will not make Recommendation for Disoosition of Cases recommendalions for the disposition ofany case pending in the courts without the consent oflhe CNT Commander.

-

FF.

Liabililv - Psrsonnel will not make any oral or written stalement to anyone conceming liability in connection with the operation of
Statements Conceming

CNT vehioles or performance of other CNT duty, unless specially authorized to do so by the CNT Commander.

GG. Withholding Evidence - No CNT

personnel of the CNT

will fabricorg withhold,

or destroy any evidence ofany kind.

HH. Testimony in Civil C$lis - No sworn CNT personnel of the CNT will testi! in any civil case in court unless legally summoned to do so or unless they have received permission or order fiom the CNT Commander. Soliojting Petitions for Promotign or Chanee of Dutv - No CNT porsonnel will solicit s petition for a change in duty status, solioit a petition for the appointment of anyone to the CNT, or promote or cause to be promoted any political influence to affect the oiroumsiances of promotions, changes in duty status" or appointmenls,
JJ.

Distribution

of

Cards. Bunons. Etc.

representing police organizations, are prohibited from issuing to p€rsons other than CNT personnel, on the active or retired lis! any csrd, button or other

-

CNT personnel, individually or

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device which assumes or implies to grsnt the person holding such credentials any special privilege or consideration so far as the business of ahe CNT is concerned and the dislribution of any card, button or other device is prohibited unless auihorized by the CNT Commander.

KK. Gifts and Favors - No CNT personnel will nol seek, directly or indirectly,

any

gift, present, or gratuity from any person, firm, group of persons, or relatives, friends, or personnel of the samg on the basis of dteir employment with the CN't. Note! CNT Agents, representing govemmont, bear the heavy responsibility of maintaining in their own conduct the honor and integrity of all govemment institutions and will guard against plaoing themselves in a position
in whioh any person can reasonably assume that special consideration is being given. CNT Agents should be firm in refusing large or small gifts, favors, or gratuities which can, in the public mind, be interpreted as capable of influencing theirjudgment in the discharge oftheir duties.

LL.

- CNT personnel will not acc€pt, under any oircumstances, direotly or indirectly, any gift, present, or gratuity fiorn any person, firm, group of p€rsons, or relatives, friends, or personnel of such persons, who may be engaged in, or is in any way interested in tho operation of
Gifr"s from Certain Classes of Citizens

a lavern, saloon, or any establishment engaged in the sale of alcoholic ill repute; or any proiessional bondsman; or any friends, relatives, or personnel of such
beverages; or ftom any gambler, person of bad character or aforemenlioned persons.

MM. Rewards

CNT personnel will not seek or accept any money, gift, gratuity, reward, or compensation for any service rendered or expense incuned in the line of duty without the wdtten consent of the CNT Commander,

-

NN.

Payment of Debts - All personnel of the CNT will promptly pay their legal debts. Failure to do so will subject the offender to CNT disciplinary action.

OO. Courtesies and Salutes

l. 2.

When addressing or referring to swom personnel of the CNT the conect title

ofrank will be used. At ceremonies wher€ the national flag is raised and lowered:

a. b, III.

Non-uniformed CNT personnel will face the flag and if weating a hat, remove the hat and hold it over their heart; if no hat, hold their rlght hand over their heart.

Uniformed CNT personnel should abide by the policy sponsoring agency liom which they were assigned,

of

the

PROFESSIONAL LIFE RULES OF CONDUCT

A. Limitation of Authoriw

- The first duty of a CNT Agent, as upholder of the law, is to know the bounds the law established for its enforcement, They r€present lhe legal will of the community, be it local, state, or federal. The CNT Agent must, therefore, be aware of the limitations and proscriptions which the people, through law, have imposed as a primary responsibility. They must recognize

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the genius of the American systom of govemm€nt which gives no p€rson, group, or institution, absolute power; and must ensure that they, as prime defenders ofthat system, do not p€rvert its character,
Goneral Resoonsibilities

-

CNT Agents shall at all times take appropriate action

to:

l.

Protect life and proporty.

2. Preserve the peace, 3. Prevent crime. 4. Detect and anEst violators of the law. 5. Enforce all Federal, State, and local laws and ordinances within
jurisdiction of the CNT.

the

Attitude Toward Professio4 - CNT Agents will regard the disoharge of their duties as a public ttust and recognizr their r€sponsibilities as a public servant. By diligent study and sinc€re attention to self improvement, they shall strive to make the be,st possible application of science to lfte solution of crime, and in the field of human relationships strive for effective leadership and public influence in matters affecting public safety. CNT Agents will appreciale the importance and responsibility of thoir office, and hold police work to be an honorable profession rendering valuable service to their community and country,
D. Attitude Tow3rd Laws - CNT Agonts shall apply lhemselves to lhe study oflhe principles of the laws which they arc swom to uphold and will asce(ain theit responsibililies in the particulars of their enforcement, seeking aid from
superiors in technical matters or principles when such are not understood.

Arrestinq and Desling With taw Violators - CNT Agents shall use powers of an€st shictly in accordance with the law and with due regard for the rights of the citizen conc€rnod, Their olfice givss them no right tojudge the violator or to m€te out punishment for the o{Iense. They shall, at all times, have a clear appreclation of responsibilities and limitations regarding detention of the violator. CNT Agents will conduct themselves in such a manner as to minimize

the possibility of having to use force. To this end, they shall cultivate a dedication to the service of the people and the equitable upholding of the law, whethcr in the handling of the law violalors or in dealing wilft the law-abiding
citizens.

r.

Pre€grtation of Evidence - CNT Agents will be concerned equally in the proseculion of the wrongdoer aod the dsfonss of the innocent. They shall ascertain what constitutes evidence and shall present such evidence impartially ond without malice. In so doing, they will ignore social, political, and all other distinctions arnong lhe persons involved, strengthening the tradition of the reliability and integrity ofan Agenfs word. CNT Agents shall make a concc(ed effort to increase perception and skill of observation, mindful that in many situations theirs is the sole impartial testimony to tho facts ofa caso,

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Fitness For DuW

oxamination at CNT expense, wiOt causo, only to confirm the personnel' continued fitness to perform the tssks of their assiSnments and to inform them of their general physical condition, not to idonti$ personnel with disabilities who are otherwise able to perform their assigned duties, with or without
reasonable ac€ommodation,

-

Personnel may be compelled to take a physical and/or menlal

l.
2.

CNT personnel will not at any time be intoxicated while on duty.

CNT personnel will not oonsumo intoxicants while off duty to the extent that evidence ofsuch consumption is apparent when reporting for duty or to the extent that their ability to perform lheir duty is impaired. Personncl will
not consume intoxicants while on duty, unless necessary in the performance ofa police task and then only with tho specific permission ofa commanding Agent and never in uniform.

3. CNT

personnel will not usc conholled substances, narcotios, or hallucinogens, excepl when prescribed in the treatment of the CNT personnel by a physician or dentist, When controlled substances, narcotics, or hallucinogens ue presoribed, the CNT personnel will notif their
supervisor immediately.

4.

CNT personnel are also prohibited from engaging in the following activities while on duty.

a. b.
o.

Sleeping, loafing, and idling.

Conducting private busine,ss
business.

to include

operating

a privately

owned

Gambling (unle.ss to fttrther a pre-approved police purpose).

H. Orders

-

Orders from

a

superior

lo a

subordinate

will be in

cleat and

undersandable language, civil in tone, and issued in pursuit of CNT business,

l.

Insubordinatlon - CNT personnel will obey and execute any lawful order emanating from any ranking Agents. The term 'lawful order" will be construed as an order in keeping with the perfonnance of any duty prescribed by law or rule ofthe CNT. The failure or deliberate refusal ofany CNT personnel to obey a lawfirl order glven by a superior Agent is insubordinalion. Ridiculing a superior Agent or their orders, whelher in or out of their pruence, is also insubordination, Inappropriate Onders - No command or supewisory Agent will knowingly issue an order rafiich is in violation ofany law, ordinance, or CNT rule. Unlawful Orders - Obedience to an unlawful order is never a defense to an unlawful action. Therefore, no CNT penonnel are required to obey any order which is contrary to Federal or State law or local ordinance. Responsibility for refusal to obey an order rests with cNT personnel. Personnel will be strictly required to ju$iry their actions.

2.

3,

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4. Action upon receiving unhwful

Orders

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CNT personnel receiving

an

unlawful, unjusL or improper orrder wil[, at the first opporhrnity, r€port in writing to the CNT Commander through oflicial channels. This report will contain the facts of the incidenl and the action taken. Appeals for relief from such orders may be made at thc same lime. Extra-agency action regarding such an appeal will be conducted through the office ofthe CNT
Commander,

5.

Co4flicting Orders - Upon recoipt of an order conflicting with any previous order or instruction, the CNT personnel should advise the individual giving
the second oflhe conflicting instruction. If so directed, the latter command will be obeyed first. Orders will be countermanded, or conflicting orders will be isued only when reasonably necessary for the good ofthe CNT.

6,

Derogatory Remarks Direcled Againsl Orders

- CNT

personnel

will

not

speak critically or derogatorily to other personnel or to any person outside of the CNT regarding the orders or instructions issued by any superior. However, in any case where there is sound reason to believe that such orders or instrucaions are inconsistent or unjust; is the right of any CNT personnel receiving the order to respectfully call it to the attention ofthe superior issuing the order.

it

7.

Reporring Gifts - Any gift, gratuity, loan, fee, reward, or other thing falling into any of these cstegoties will be forwarded to the of{ice of lhe CNT Commander together with a written report explaining the ciroumstances connected therewith.

8.

other Transdctlons - CNT personnel are prohibited from buying or selling anything ofvalue from or to any complainant, suspect, witness, defendant, prisoner, or olher person involved in any case which has come to their attention or which arose out of their CNT assignmeng except as may be
specifically authorized by the CNT Commander.

9.

Personal Preferment - CNT personnel will not seek the influence or intewention of any person oulside the CNT for the purpose of personal
preferment, advantage, tftrnsfer, or advancement.

Sickness - CNT personnel who arc unable to repon lor duty due to illness or olher reason, will report the faot immediately to a supewisor, no less than thirty (30) minutes prior to their sssigned reporting time.

l.

While absent fmm duty due to sickness or dimbility, the CNT penonnel will remain at lheir residence or place of conlinem€nt unless otherwise authorized by I physician or their immediate supewisor. No CNT personnel witl feign sickness or injury or deceivo a r€presentative of the CNT as lo their actual condition. CNT personnel who have checked off sick may not wotk off duty or outside employment during use of sick leave.

2.

Ahst ryilhn L*ve fAWOL) - CNT personnel will not be absent ftom duty
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notification. All personnel of CNT will report for duty et their assigned start time, Aniving laE without suthorization will be mnsidered tardiness and will subject the CNT personnel to possible discipline. Agents who are on oflioial call-back status under the direction of their supervisor or commander will be available at all times and will not consume alcoholic bevemges to the ext€nt that their ability to respond is impaired. Irailing to rcspond to a call-back is subject for disciplinary aotion,

K.

Address And Teleohone Numbers

CNT personnel will record their correct residence address and telephone number with the CNT. Personnel are required to have a telephonc in the place where they reside. Changas in address or telephone number will be reported to lhe CNT Lieutenant or designe€ within 24 hours of the change. This will be done in writing on the apptoved form and witbin the specifred time whether the CNT personnel is working or on leave.

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CNT personnel will not releasc to thc public or any public agency the restricted home telephone number of any other CNT p€rsonnel without authorization fiom the CNT Commander. They also will not release their
cell phone numbers without the same authorization. personnel

2. CNT L.

will not

use lhe CNT address on any motor vehicle

reg istration or operatods lioense.

Reoorting-Violations Of Laws. Ordinances. Rules Or Orders - Any CNT persomel who becomes aware of possible misconds{t by sny CNT personnel will immediately report the incident to the CNT Commander.

l.

Any CNT personnel that observe serious misconducg regardless of rank, will take appropriate action to cause the mismnduct to immediately cease.
determined to have had such knowledge mentioned above and failed to report or attempt to preyent the conduct is subject to disciplinary aotion.

2. Any CNT perso rel who is

M. Police Action Based on Legal Authoriw

What is reasonable in terms of police action or what constitutes probable cause varies with each situation. Facts may justifr an investigation, a detention, a search, an ar.est, or no action at all. The requiremont that legal justification be present imposes a limitation on an Agent's actions. An Agent must act rasonably within the limits of authority as defined by stanrte andjudicial interpretation, thereby ensuring that the rights of the individual and the public are protected.
Subiect to Dutv - CNT personnel are always subject to duty and will, at all times, respond to the lawftl orders of superior Agents and other proper authorities, as well as calls for police assistance Iiom citizens. Proper police
action must be taken whenever requited. The administrative delegation of the enforcement of cer{ain laws and ordinances to particular unlts of the CNT does not rclieve personnel of other units from the responsibility of taking prompt, effective police action within the scope of those laws and ordinances when the occasion

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taking so requires. Personnel assigned 10 special duties are. not r€lieved from when necessary' assignment specialized propJ a"tion outside the scope oftheir

P.

will respond without delay to all calls for calls. take d"-;; *.t.ta"* from citizens or other personnel. Emergency i.ora"n."; however, all calls will be answered as soon as possible' consistent '"ftf, and tmflic laws. Failure to answer a call for safety
Responding to Catls - CNT personnel or when otherwise directed by competent it -oti "i."ut"tunc.., "*tt"otainary " fait to answer any telephone or radio call authotity, no CNT personncl will directed to them.

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irecautions Except under iromprty, without justifioation, is misconduct'

doubt as to the Clarification of Assignment - When CNT personnel are in Q. - ;6E; ,l"tail.-f thtir assignment, they should seek clari{ication from their
immediate suPervisor'

R. Rcportinq Ac_Cidents -

- Except when impractical or unfeasible' or where the S. - Taking Police Action Agents will identifi ihemselves-by displaying their badge iffib.rt.", and/or L"ioie tufing polic" aJtion. Agents wiil provide their name and/or rank
calI number whenever rcquested'

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Accidents .involving cNT personnel, property, and/or in accordanco with adopted procedures'

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U, CNT Policy Manuals

;p""ttbFfthey arise.

CNT persomel issued a CNT Policy Manual are tt, ttt"tenance ind will make appropriate chatrges or inserts as

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to establish and Knowledge of Laws and Rules - CNT personnel are required in the city of in force ordinances *-kl"g ht"*1"d8" of laws and the orders of and CNT' policies of the Cft.ttt"ti County, the rules and it will be discipline' of brelc! th" eNI.' In the event oi'itptop"t action or policy in or rule' triut tttl cr'rr emplovee was familiar with the law'

for lhe proper W. QNT Prooortv and Eauiomgnt - CNT permnnel^are responsible or lost Damaged them' to assigned CNT propcrry and cquipmcni and charges reimbursement ""* to "f may iubject the ,"rpontibl" individual Dronertv or jit.lpiinary equipment CNT use action. CNT personnel shall not Ioolootiut" assigned by an authorized supewisor' piop"tty

""""pt ^ X,Damaced/InoperativePropertyorEqulltEgn!.CNTpersonnelshall 'to or

aamagi ro cNT property assigned -used ;ffi"t"ly -y t".i Jsupervisor shall be "p.tt il" tf,". t,i theit immediatc supervisoi' The immediate any cNT equipment iitii,"J oi-v defects or hazardous conditions existing to
or property.

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Presumotion of Resoonsibililv - In the event thBt CNT property is found bearing obvious evidence ofdamage that has not been reported, it shall be prima facie evidence that the lsst person using the prop€rty or vehicle was responsible. This presumption shall also apply to lost or missing property.

Anggtg - When making anests, personnel will sttictly observe the laws of anest and the following provisions:

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2.

Only necessary restraint to assure safe oustody and the safety of the Agent shall be emPloYed. The anesting Agent is responsible for the safety and protection of the anested person while in theif custody. The Agent shall notifu the transportation Oflicers of any injury &pparent illness or other condition which indicates the anested person may need special care.
The anesting Agcnt is responsible for the security ofthe penonal property in the possession of the arrested person or under hiVher control at the time
transportation Agents when they accept custody of the anested person.

3.

of arrest, Except for vehicles, this re'sponsibility transfers to the IV.
COMMTJNITY LIFE RULES OF CONDUCT

A.

CNT Agents, mindful of their responsibiliry to the whole community, shall deal with individuals of the community in a manner calculated to instill respect for
its laws and the CNT.

B. Law enforcement Agenls shall conduct lheir ofticial lives in a manner such as will inspire confidence and trust. Thus, they will be neither overbearing nor subservient, as no individual citizen has an obligation to stand in neither awe of
them nor a right to command lhem.

C. CNT

will give service wher€ they can, and require compliance with the law. They will do so neithcr from personal preference or prejudice but rather as duly appointed Agents of the law discharging an attitude toward professional
Agents swom obligation.

V.

PRIVATELIFERULESOFCONDUCT

A.

CNT Agents will so conduct their private lives that the public as examples of stability, ftdelity, and morality.

will

record them

B, Laxity of conduct

or manner in prlvate life, expressing either disrespect for the law or seeking to gain special privilege, will certainly reflect badly upon the CNT and the individual Agent.

VI.

DISCIPLINARYSYSTEM

A. CNT

personnel violating their oath and trust by committing an offense punishable under the laws or statutes ofthe United States, lhe State ofGeorgia, local ordinances, or who violates any provision ofthe Rules and Regulations of the CNT, or who disobeys any lawful order, or who is incompet€nt to perform their duties is subject to an internal inquiry or invarligation and consequential disciplinary action. CNT General Oder # OPS-001 Condact / Page I 3 of I 5

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B.

Final CNT disciplinary authority and responsibility rests with the CNT
Commander. Supewisory personnel may take the following disciplinary meisunes:

1.

Oral reprimand. Written reprimand (subject to approval by the CNT Commander).

2. 3,

Written recommendations for other ponalties or remand to sponsoring
agency.

D. Whenever disciplinary action is to be laken or recommended, a written lntemal Inquiry or Investigation report must be submitted immediately, containing the following infonnation:

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The name and present assignment oftho person being disciplined.

2. The date(s) and time(s) ofthe misconduct and the location. 3. The section number(s) ofthe policy violated and wording. 4, A complete statement ofthe facts ofthe misconduct, 5. The punishment imposed or recommended, 6. The written signature of the preparing Agent and their position in relation to
the person beirg disciplined.

Any Supervisory or Command Agent has the authority to impose an emergency suspension against any CNT personnel regardless ofthe assignment of the CNT personnel until the next business day when it appears that such action is in the best interest of the CNT. A business day is defined as Monday through Friday from 0E00 to 1700 hours.

Any CNT personnel receiving an emefgency suspension will be required to repoi to the CNT Commander on the next business day at 0800 trs, unless
otherwise directed by comp€t€nt suthority to appear at a later timc or date. The CNT Commander may sustain or rcscind the suspension action.
G. When a command or supewisory Agent orally reprimands CNT personnel, they will notify the supervisor of lhe individual so disciplined as soon as possible. They will also submit a written report ofthis aotion and the reasons therefore to the CNT Commander via the chain of command.

Records

of disciplinary actions will be mainained by the CNT Commander's
as

office.

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The following penalties may be assessed against any CNT personnel
disciplinary action:

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2. 3. 4.

Oral Reprimand.

Written Reprimand.
Suspension. Remanded to Sponsoring Agency.

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Dismissal, if applicable.

Tbis General Order supersedes oll written directivqs issued prior to 0l/10/08, pursuant to
Conduct.

BY ORDEROF:

ROY J. HARRIS CNTCOMMANDER

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Subject Office(s)
Statement Complaint History

1.

APO. Malik Khaalis: Taped Interview

2. SCpl. Willet Williams: Taped Interview

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Captain Hank Wiley, Commander lnternalAffairs

Prior Complaints:

APO. MALIK KHAALIS

Date: 09t24to4

Violation
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Conduct Unbecoming AWOL Conduct Unbecoming

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DATBTIME:

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you are hereby notified that an administrative investigation is being conducted to determine if your actions in the incident outlined belorv constilute a violation of Deparhnent Policy and/or
Procedures.

COMPLAINANT'S NAME:
LOCATION OF INCIDENT:

Inter-department

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DATEOF INCIDENT: ALLEGATION(S):

GARRITY WARMNG
You are being questioned as part of an oflicial administrative investigation by the SavannahChatham Metropolitan Police Department. You will b€ asked questions specifically, direclly, and nanowly reiated to the performance ofyour official duties and/or your fitnoss for duty. You are enlitled to all the rights and privileges gua$nte€d by the laws and the Constitution of this State and the Conslitution of the United Statos. Ifyou refuse to answel questions relating to the performance of your official duties and/or your fitness for duty, or falsely answer such questions, you will be subjeot to Departmenlal discipling up to and inotuding lermination. Ifyou answEr, neither your statements nor any information or evidence derived ftom such statements can be used against you in any subsequent crimind proceedings, except for perju.ry or obstruction ofjustice charges. However, these statements may be used againS you in relation to
action.

I have read aod underctrnd the infomttion above. lvly strtement ls belng given pursurnt to a Deprrtmental rdministrstlve Investlgatlon.
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Mike Delatorre, Special Agent (SA) with the Counter NarcoLics ?eam (CNT), l.ras intervievred aa the Savannah, ceolgia office of the Federal Bureau of Investi-gation present lEBl), 220 East Bryan Street. Savannah, Georgia 3I401' Also (DEA) !,ras Drug Enforcement Administration Task during the intervievr (TFA) being advised of the Broome. nature After Ageni Michael Force of the interv-iew, Delatorre provided ihe following information:
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Delatorre was the CNT case agent of a join-. CNT/DEA investigation that targeted drug dealers Joshua Varner, Hezekiah Murdock, and others. During the course of tbe investigatlion, vriretaps were authorized by the U. S. Disbrict numerous TitIe-III court for Lhe SouLhern District of Georgia. Sometime during the days leading uP to February 13, 2009, agents started intercepting telephone ca.Ils from an unknown female cill-er vrith one of thei! subjects. Through various database searches, to include public records databases, Sava nnah /Chat ham Metropolitan Police Department (SCMPD) databases, and the Chatham County ,lail dat.abase, Delatorre identified the unknovrn female as Chassldy Lucas, Delatorre reca.lled the day that he identified Lucas as the unknor.rn female catler and stated t.hat he was in the wire room with fellow cNT agents Todd Desaute.Ls and MALIK KHAALIS. KIIAALI S sat next to Delatorre while he (Delatorre) ran the various database checks, Delatorre recalled ihat Desautels conunented that he (Desautels) knew Lucas' husband was a cab driver Lhat sold drugs on lhe islands. After Delatorre identj-fied Lucas, he posted her nane. number, and othet information (everything but her picture) on the r.rall of the vri-re roon above one of the computers in red ink' DeLatorre advised that on the day of February 13, 201C, 'he was in the uire room until aL least 5;00 P.M, (Delatorre noted that ali- agents vlere required Lo sign in and out of the wire room and that SA Hayes and TFA Broome could obtain his exact departure time from rhe Iog. ) Delatorre staLed that sometime after 5:00 P.M,, buL before midnight, he was at home when he received a call fron CNT SA Charles Guyer. Guyer asked Dela--orre if he gave permission to make a car stop. oelatorre told Guyer Lhat he did not give permission to anyone to make any car stops.

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The fol-lowing morning at approximately 10:00 or 10:30 A.M., DelaLorre \,ra s advised by another CNT agent, possibly CNT Lieutenant Rusty Smjth, that t.he previ.ous evening KHAALIS requested a SCMPD marked unit conduc! a traffic stop of Lucas' vehicLe. Shortly after he was notified of t.he incident, Delalorre received a call- from KHAALIS, Accordlng to Delatorre, KHAALIS inforrned hj-m that t.he prevjous njght he requesced a car stop of Lucas from IICMPD. KHAALIS told Delatorre that he got into a heated argument with rhe patrol supervisor and he eventually had to get Smith

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DelaLorre advised that after be departed the wire room on the evening of February 13, 2010, he did not receive a call from KHAALIS. Furthermore, Delatorrc was unar,rare that KHAALIS \ras out on surveillance and that he requested a car stop by SCMPD, Delatorre stated that he never was asked for or granted permission for KHAALIS or any other CNT agenL to conduct a traffic scop of Lucas. Delatorre noted that Chere was no need for a traffic stop of Lucas because they already had her idencified. In addition, Deiatorre noted thac he had numerous conversations lrith KHAALIS and other CNT agents throughout the investlgation that because it r.ras a joint case with DEA, they (CNT) uere not going to partj.cipate in more overt investigative methods such as car stops unless specifically approved by eiLher Delatorre and/or the DEA case agent, SA Mike Sarhatt.

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on Feb.ruary 13, 2014, Guyer vlas assigned to the cNT wire roon for an ongo.ing cNT/DEA i.nvestigation that included TitLe III wiretaps. Guyer worked tbat evening with felfow CNT agents Larry Harris and MALIK KHAALIS. Sometime after thelr shift st.arted, after 5:00 P,M., they received a caII on the erire betereen one of their subjects and an unknown femafe. During the caJ-J., the unknown female meeting the subject in the area of Highway 204 and discussed 'rn+ 6rer'rr - oq /r-oq\ in Savannah. KHAALIS adviSed Harris and GUVer that he was goi.ng out to the meeting locatlon to get a tag of the unknown female's vehicle. KHAALIS Ieft shortly thereafter, got the t.ag, and eventually returned to the wire room 'ri6r nial'in^ "dinner. Later in the evening, a second unknown female cal]ed the same subject and set up a meeting at a gas station on the corner of Derenne Avenue and white B-Iuf f Road in Savannah. KfiAALIS again advised Harris and Guyer that he was going out !o tbe meet j-ng location to get a tag of the second unknown female's vehicle, KHMLIS left the wj.re room and a short tine later called (or radioed) Guyer r.rlth ihe second tag. The tag vras the same tag that KHAALIS coflected earlier in the evening at the I-95/Hwy 204 meetinq. After KHMLIS provided the second tag, Guyer thought that he was on his way back to the lrire room. Hovrever, a short Lime later, Guyer and Harris hearci KHAALIS on the sa vann ah /chat ham Metropolitan Poli.ce Department (SCMPD) radio requesting a car stop of the vehicle. Guyer stated that he immediately picked up the phone and called KHAALIS and asked him what he was doing, cuyer also asked KHAALI S if the case agent. Mike Delatorre, knev, about and/or approved the car sCop. KHAALIS responded to Guyer "yes and no," Guyer stated that he understood KHAALIST answer "yes and no" ro mean "no he (Delatorre) doesnrt but yes he (Delatorre) wil"I. "

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Guyer sLated that- after rhe car stop, KHAALIS returned to the vrire room and stayed only abour 45 minut-es before Ieaving early for the night. During the time KHAALIS was in the wire room follouing the car stop, Guyer and Harris did not discuss the

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Larry Harris, Special Agent (SA) 'rith the Sava nnah / Chat ham Counter Narcotics Tean (cNT) , vras intervie\.red at the Savannah. Georgia office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), 220 East Bryan Street, Savannah, Georgia 31401., AIso present during the intervievr was Drug Enforcement Administrat.j"on (DEA) Task Force Agent (TFA) Michael Broome. After being advised of the nature of the intervievr, Harris provided the follovring information: Harris stated that on the evening of February 13, 2010, he worked the night shift of an ongoing CNT/DEA investj-gation that included Title III wiretaps. Harris worked the shift with feltow CNT agents MALIK KHAALI S and Charles Guyer. Harris advised that sometlme during the early evening hours, a call was int.ercepted in which a fernale cal-ler had a conversation with one of their subjects regarding a meeting. Harris stated that they (Harris, Guyer, and KHAALIS) did not knor., the identity of the female caller but KHAALIS thought she was a possible supplier of drugs from Sout.h Carolina. KHAALIS tofd Harris and Guyer that he was going to 90 out to the proposed meeting l-ocatj-on and get a tag off of t.he car of the unknown f emal-e. KHAALIS .1,ef t short.l.y thereaf ter, conducted surveiflance of the meeting, retrieved the car tag and returned to the wire room, Sometime }ater in the evening, a second calL came in from what he (Harris) thought was a different femaLe. KHAALIS again told Harris and cuyer that he was going to conduct surveillance of the meeting location and get another tag. KHAALIS later contacted the vrire room via radio to advise Harri.s and Guyer of the tag. Shortlv thereafter, Harris and Guyer heard KHAALIS on the S avanni h,zcha thair MeLropolitan Police Department (SC|4PD) radio talking to someone about a traffic sEop. cuyer inmediately picked up the telephone and call"ed KHMLIS, Harris stated thaL according to Guyer, KHMLIS told Guyer t.hat he (KHAALIS) was going to have the car stopped. Guyer asked KHAALIS if he had cleared the car stop uith the CNT case agenL, SA Mike Delatorre. Harris was unsure if KHAALIS anstrered the quesLion yes or no, but thought KHAAIIS answered yes. A! that t.ime, Guyer called Delatorre and asked j.f he had given permission for a car stop. t/lhile Guyer lras on the phone with Delatorrer Harris heard over the radio that the car stoD haci alreadv started.

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Officer Khaalis, Effective immediately, you are placed on Admlnistrative Leave with pay until further notlce from the ffice of Professlonal Standards. During the tlme you are on Adminlstrative Leave with pay, you are dir€cted to remain at your resldence durlng duty hours: 8:00 a.m, to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You are dlrected not to engage In work or parttcipate in any offduty employment. Any perlods of absence from your resldence durlng your duty hours must be preauthorized, by the Oftice of Professional Standards Commander, Captain Hank Wiley, or Lieutenant Andre Oliver,

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2f,2OtO, you are placed on Adminlstratlve leave with pay until further nottce from the Patrol Division Commander. During the time you are on Adminlstrative Leave with pay, you are directed to remain at your residence during duty hours:8:00 a,m, to 5:00 p,m,, Monday throu8h Friday. You are directed not to engage In work or participate in any off-duty employment. Any perlods of absence from your residence durlng your dutv hours must be
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preauthorized, by the Central Precinct Commander, Captain Charles Hall, or designee.

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closed when opened. The surveillance operation was shut down at this time. SEE Willet WILLIAMS Tolls auached.

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SCMPD GENERAL ORDER GO # ADM-OO4 OATH OF OTFICE, ETHICS, AND CONDUCT
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EFFECTIVE DATE. O 4I O9 IO4 REVISION DATE: 09/30/05

The purpose of lhis directive is to ensure that Department personnel are arvare of the actions and attitsdes expeoted ofthem and to provide members of the publio with a general standard by rvhich they can measure lhe performance ofthe Department,

POLICY The primary responsibility of the larv enforcement service, and of the individual larv enforcement o{Iicer, is the protection of the people of th€ Unit€d States through the upholding oftheir larvs; chiefamong which is rhe Constiaution ofth€ United States tnd its amendments. The larv enforcement officer represenls the whole of the community and its legally expressed rvill and is never rh€ arm of any political party or cliquc. Larv enforcement pcrsonnel must be legally responsible for the duty of exercising lhe authority ofrvhich they are entrusted.
Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan police Department (SCMpD) personnel shall take and subsequently abide by an oath ofoffice to enforce rhe constitution and larvs ofthc united States, the Constitution and laws of the State of Georgia, and the ordinances of Chatham County and the City of Savannah, as well doing their duty based on the Larv Enforcement Code ofEthics.

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"I do solentnly svear thai, to the best ol ny ability and skl!!, I will, during my continuance in olJice, faihrt U discharge qll the duties v,hich may be required ofme; h all cases confont to the rules ancl regulatlons which shall be matle by the Conmtssioners of Chathan County and the Mayor and Aldernten o/ lhe City of Savannah; enforce oll the laws of the tlnited States, the State of Georgta, and lhe orulinances ofChatham County and the City of Savannah,. aml support and uphold the Cohstitution oJ the United States-antl
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to hold saitl ofice according lo the Conslitulion and laws of Georgia." ICALEA l.l.ll SCMPD Police Oflicers rvill observe the principles as sEt forth in the Canons of Larv Enforcement Ethics. All srvorn employees of the SCMPD will abide by the Law
Enforcement Code of Elhics:
As a lav enforcenent Officer, my fundamental duty ls lo serve uanklntl; to safeguard life and property: lo prolecl the innocent againsl deception; the veak agains! opplession; and the peacefi agahat violence or disorder: and I will respect the constitt ionql rights of all nen to LIBERTy, EOUALITY, and JUSTICE.

I

wlll live ny private life as to be an erample to all. I will develop self restraint and be cowtantly min4ful of the velfare of others. I vill
be exenplary lnobeylng the lans o! the lancl and the regulattons

Savannah-Chathan Metropolilan Poliee Depaflt te courageons cahn in theface of scom, danger, or ridianle.

. I t|il! renaht
I

ofthe

never pernit ny persotnl leelhgs to inlhtence my decisions. rtlll enforce the knt courteoasly and appropriately witlmut fear offavor, malice,

I x'ill

oy ill vill, never enployittg gral lles.

tnnecessory

force and never

accepling

I recognize the badge of my ollice as a sytnbol ofpublicfaith, and I accept it as a public tnts! lo be heltl so long os I am true to the ethlcs of the police ser.vice. I will strlve constahtly to achieve lhese objectlves and ideals, dedicoting myself before God to ny chose profession, [CALEA Ll.2]
on or offduty, swom and civilian, employees of the SCMPD must at all limes conduct themselves in a manner rvhich does not bring discredit to themselves, the SCMpD, Chatham County, or the City ofSavannah, The fbllowing rules rvill be adhered to wilhout discretion. ICALEA 26.1.1]

All

PROC,DDURE

I.

GENERALRULESOFCONDUCT

A,

ofa public employee, on or offduty, refl€cts upon investigate coniplaints and/or circumstances' suggesling an SCMPD employee has engaged in Conduct Unbecoming and shall

Conduct Unbecomins,The conduct

the SCMPD. The SCMPD shall

impose disciplinary action wh€n appropriote.

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2.

Conduct Unbecoming shall apply to on or

off duty

outside ofrhe rerritorial jurisdiction of the SCMPD.
one

conduct rvheth€r within or

conduct not mentioned under a specific section of this order, but rvhich violates ofthe follorving general principles is prohibibd, Principle / - SCMPD employees shall conduct themselves, whether on or off duay, in accordance rvith allapplicable local, statq and lederal larvs, ordinances
and rules enacted or established pursuant to l€gal authority.

a.

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Principle 2 -SCMPD employees shall refrain from any conduct in an oflicial capacity that detracts from the public's faith in the integrity ofthe criminal justice system.

c.
d,

Principle 3 - SCMPD employees shall perform their duties and apply the larv impartially and without prejudice or discrimination, Principle 4 - SCMPD employees shall nol whether on or offduty, exhibit
conduct rvhich discredits thcmselves or the SCMPD or otherwisc impairs their ability or that ofother SCMPD employees or the Depa(ment to provide larv enforcement services to the community,

e,

Principle 5 - SCMPD employees shall treat all members ofthe public co0rtcously and lvilh respect.
Principle 6 - SCMPD employees shall nol compromise their integrity, or that of the SCMPD or law enforcement profession, by accepting, giving, or soliciting any gratuity rvhich could be reasonably interpreted as capable of influenoing their official acts orjudgments, or by using their status as a SCMpD employce for personal, commercial, or political gain,

f,

g, Pri

ciple 7- SCMPD employees shall not compromise their integrity, or that of the SCMPD or law enforcement profession, by taking or attempting to influenco aclions rvhcn a conflict ofinterests exists.

h.

Principle I - SCMPD employees shall observe the confidentiality of information available to them due to their status as SCMpD employees.

duties required by competent aulhority rvill bc performed promptly as directed. SCMPD employees will observe and obey all laws and ordinances, all rules and regulations of the Department, and all oflicial tvritten directives of the Departmenl or Division thereof,
Resp€ct

Sgbordination - SCMPD employeos tvill perform their duties as required or directed by lalv, Departmont rulq policy or order, or by ordu of a superior Officer. All larvful

- SCMPD employees rvill treat superior Oflicers, subordinates and associates rvith respect, They rvill b€ coufleous and civil at all times in thoir r€lationship with one another. When on duty, and particrlarly in tfte presence of other omployees or the public, Of{icers should be refened to by rank.
D. Impartialitv SCMPD employees, rvhile charged rvith consistent and practical €nforcement of the larv, must remain completely impartial toward all persons coming to the attention of the SCMPD. Exhibiting partiality for or sgainst a person because o[ race, creed, or influence is unprofessional conduct, Similarly, unwarranted interference in ihe private business of others, when not in the interest ofjustice, is unprofessional conduct and prohibit€d.

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Loyaltv - Loyalty to the SCMPD and to SCMPD associates is an important factor in the SCMPD's morale and efTiciency. Employees rvill maintain a loyalty to the SCMPD
and their associates as is consistent with the larv and personal ethics.

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Coooeration - Cooperation is essential to effective law cnforcement, Therefore. all employees are strictly charged rvith establishing and maintaining a high spirii of
cooperation,

G. Takine Police Action - SCMPD employees are required to take appropriate police action toward aiding feltow police ollicers €xposed to danger or in a situation where
danger might be impending.

H. Truthfulness - SCMPD

employees rvill be truthful at all times tvhether under oath or not, unless othenvise necessary in the performance of a police aask, This rvill inchrde, but not be limited to, instances rvhen employees are being questioned, intervierved, or are submitting reports.

I.
J.

Civilitv -All employees rvill be civil, orderly, diligen(, discreet, courteous, and patient as can be reasonably expected in any situation. No employee rvill engage in any
altercation, on-duty or off-duty.

Oues(ions of Citizens - All ernployees tvill ansrv€r questions posed by citizens in a courleous manner or ifunable to supply an ansrver, will make every effort to secure the ansrver. Unnecessary argument and conversation will be avoided. If requested, name and payroll nurnber will be given to requester in a courteous manncr.

K. Diyulqing Information

- No employee rvill divulge to any unauthorized person information concerning the business of the SCMpD. No employee rvill impart information, talk for publication, be interviewed, or make public spceches about poiice

business, except as authorized by comp€tent authority,

L.

9ontroversial Discussion - No employeo will speak slightingly ofany nationality, race,
sex, or religion.

M. Rumors. Mdicious Gossio-and Scunilous Talk - Unsrrbstantiatcd information, spiteful
or harmful gossip, and grossly indecent or vulgar talk serve no useful ptrrpose, tend to rundermine the elficient operation of the SCMPD, and bring the SCMPD and its
employces into disrepuie and ridicule.

l.

No employee duty.

rvill intentionally criticize another employee, except in the line of
either on-duty or off-duty,

2. No employee, 3. 4.

rvill maliciously

gossip about another

employee, rvritten information, case, or event.

No employee will cause to discredit, lower, or injure the morale of the employees the SCMPD or any individual thereof. SCMPD or its employees into dispute or ridicule.

of

No employee rvill make any statemeht which rvould tend to defame or bring the
engage in grossly indecent or vulgar talk which would tend to subv€(, disrupt, or impair the efficient operation ofthe SCMpD.

5. No employee rvill
N.

ContributionS - No €mployees will seek or be obliged to make contributions in money, service, or otherwise for any political purpose.

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O. Political Activity - No sworn employee, while on duty or in uniform, tvill engage in political activity or discussion on behalf of, or against, any candidate or political
question, This does not mean that employees are prohibited from exercising their legal

voting right.

P.

Intoxicants. Drues. Etc. - No employees rvill bring place, or permit to be brought or placed, or allow to be kept in any building, location, or vehicle rvhhin or under the control of the SCMPD any intoxicant, exhilaranl hypnotic, hallucinogen, or narcotic except in the performance of police duties as required by regulations or orders or rvhen it is needed for prompt administration by orders ofa licensed physician.
circumstances rvhich

Q. Smokine - No employees rvill smoke under any conditions or
discredit upon the SCMPD.

might be legally prohibited, departmentally prohibited, or reasonably expectsd to bring

R,

Use of Privat€ Vehicles - Sworn gmployees rvill not patrol their post or cover their assignment rvith a private vehicle unless they have been authorized to do so by compet€nl authority.
Games of Chance - No game of chance, card playing, or gambling is permitted in any

S.

police building, vehiclo, or ar€a.

T.

False Infornration on Records - No employees ofthe SCMPD rvill make false official reports or knorvingly or rvillingly enter or cause to be entered into any SCMpD books,

r€cords, or reports any inaccurate, false, or improper police information or rnaierial
maner.

U, MisapproLriation of Property - No

employees of the SCMpD rvill appropriate for their own use any lost, found, or stolen property. No employees rvill convert to their own use any property of the City of Savannah or Chatham County, or property held by the SCMPD.

V.

Markine ot Alterinq SCMPD Notices - No employee of the SCMpD rvill mark, alter, mar, or deface any printed or written notice, Memorandum, General Order, or rvritten
directive relaling to police business. Employees rvill not mark, alter, mar, or deface anv notice posted on any bulletin board or blackboard maintained by the SCMPD. A[l notices of a personal natute and/or of a derogatory character regarding any sworn or non-swom employee, or component of the SCMPD are prohibited.

W. Prohibited Places - Except in the (ine of duty, employees of rhe SCMpD rvill not visit or loiter near any bar, tavern, tap, lounge, or other establishment suspected by the
police
as

being frequented by knorvn hoodlums or other unsavory characters.

X'

Associatine rvith criminals - scMPD employees shall avoid regular assooiations rvith persons rvho are knorvn to engage in criminal activity where such associations rvill undermine the public trust and confrdence ln them or the SCMpD. This rule does not prohibit those associations that are necessary to the performance of official duti€s, or rvhere such associatioos are unavoidable because of the SCMpD employee's personal or family relationships.

Y.

Loitering -During their tour ofduty, employees ofthe scMpD rvill not loiter in cafes. saloons, resiaurants, thealers, service stations, or other public businesses, unless thi

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undercover, Oth€r than those transacling police business,

employees rvill not be permifted to loiter in or about police buildings.

Z,

Uniform Reouirements -No employees of the SCMPD rvill w€ar SCMPD uniforms at anytime except rvhen on astive duty or on special occasions or assignments, including approved outside €mployment. Uniformed employees rvill don their uniforms immediately before, or at a reasonable length of time prior to, reporting for active duty aad rvill remove their uniforms immediately, or rvithin a reasonable length of time, after ahe expiration oftheir tour ofduty.
Employees will na, aflend to personal business rvhile in uniform, rvhether on or oIT duty. Such personal business tvill include attending any
theater, movie, place rvhere intoxicating beverages are sold, place ofamusement, place

AA. Uniforrn Restrictions -

of recreation, or other business eslablishtnent, Nothing in (his paragraph shall prohibit an offic€r from rvearing the SCMPD uniform rvhile working off duty, in a law
enforcement capacity.

BB,

Duty Time Limited to Police Work - Employees rvill not devole any of thsir,'on duty,' time to any activity other than thal rvhioh relales to police work unless permission is
granted by competent authority. Services - Employees rvill not recommend or suggest to anyone the elnployment or name ofany torving firm, undenaker, or olher tradesman or inform such tradesmen of any situation rvherein their services might be sought, Nothing herein contained shall be consuued as restricting lhe rights of swom employces or employees from handling their orvn private affairs.

CC, Not to Recommend

DD. Not to Recommend Aftomeys - Employees will not recommend or suggest to anyone the employmenl or name of any firm, person, or corporation such as an attomey, counsel, or bondsman nor rvill they give advice or information to any person arrested, or to others acting for them, in regard to the defense or prosecution against them. Nothing contained herein shall be construed 10 mean a restriction ofthe rights of swom employees and employees with respect to the handling oftheir orvn private affairs.

EE.

Interfering with the Course ofJustice - Employees witl rot take part in, or be concerned rvith, either directly or indirectly, any compromise or arrangement with any person for the purpose of permitting an accused person to escape penalty for lheir rvrong doing. No employees rvill s€ek to obtain a continuBnce ofany trial or otherwise interfere wiih lhe course of justice for the purpose of obstructing justice. Information of any negotiation behv€en an ascuscd or their represenlative and the accuser or any witness rvill be disclosed to thc proper superior or to lhe presiding officer ofa court or hearing.

FF.

Recommendation
consent

for

Disoosition

r€commendations for lhe disposition

ofthe Office oflhe ChiefofPolice.

of Cases - Employees rvill not make of any case pending in the courts rvilhout the

GG, Statements Concemine Liabi[ty - Employees rvill not make any oral or written stalemenl to anyone conceming liability in connection with the operation of police vehicles-or performance ofother police duty, unless specially authoriied to do so Ly the ChiefofPolicc.

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HH. Withholdine Evidence - No employee of the SCMPD rvill fabricate, withhold, or
deslroy any evidence ofany kind.

II.
JJ.

Testimonv in Civil Cases - No srvorn employee of the SCMPD rvill testifr in any civil case in court unless legally summoned to do so or unless they have received permission or order llom the ChiefofPolice.

will solicit a petition for their promotion to
in duty status', or appointments.

SolicitinlPetitions for Promotion or Chanse of Dutv - No employees of the SCMPD a higher rank or a change in duty slatus, solicit a petition for the appointment ofanyone to the SCMPD or promote or cause to be promoted any political influence to affect the circumstances ofpromotions, changes

KK. Distribution of Cards. Buttons. Etc. -

Ernployees of the SCMPD, individually or representing police organizations, are prohibited from issuing ao persons other than employees ofthe SCMPD, on the active or retired list, any card, button or other device rvhich assunes or irnplies to grant the person holding such credentials any special privilege or consideration so far as the business of the SCMPD is concerned and the distribution of any card, butlon or other device is prohibited unless authorized by the Office of the Chief of Police.

LL.

Ciffs and Favors - No employees of the SCMPD will seek, directly or indirectly, any gift, present, or gmtuity from any person, finn, group of persons, or relatives, fiiends, or employees of the same, on lhe basis of their employment with the SCMpD. Note! SCMPD Oflicers, represcnting governrnent, bear the heavy responsibility of maintaining in their olvn conduct the honor and integrity of all government institutions and will guard against placing themselves in a position in which any person can r€asonably assume that special consideration is being given. SCMPD Oflicers should be firm in refusing large or small gifts, favors, or gratuities rvhich can, in the public mind, be interpreted as capable of influencing their judgment in the discharge ofthsir
duties.

MM, Cifts frorn Certain Classes of Citizens - No employees of the SCMPD rvill accept, under any circurnsiances, directly or indirectly, any gifl, present, or gratuity from any person, firm, group of persons, or relatives, friends, or employees of such persons, rvho may be engaged in, or is in any rvay int€rested io the operation of a tavern, saloon, or any establishment €ngag€d in the salo of alcoholic beverages; or from any gambler, p€rson of bad character or ill repute; or any professional bondsman; or any fiiends, relatives, or €mployees ofsuch aforementioned persons,

NN.

Rervards - No employees of the SCMPD rvill seek or accept any money, giff, gratuity, rervard, or compensation for any service rendered or expense incurred in the line of duty lvithout the lvritten consent ofthe ChiefofPolice.

OO. Payment of Debts - All employees of the SCMPD will promprly pay their legal debts. Failure to do so will subject the olfender to SCMPD disciplinary action.

PP. Cou esies and Salutes

l.

When addressing or referring to sworn employees ofthe SCMPD the correcl title rank will be used.

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At flag raising and lorvering ceremonies:

a. b.

Uniformed swom employees will face the flag and render the military salute.

Non-uniformed srvorn employees

remove the hat and hold it over their heart; their heart.

rvill face th€ flag, and if wearing a hat, if no hat, hold th6ir right hand over

c,
d. e, 3.

Motorcycle officers, if sitling on a non-moving motorcycle, rvill dismount from the motorcycle, come to attention, and salute the flag,
Sworn employees in vebicles, when parked,

will

get out, and salute the flag.

Starting a motorcycle or auto and driving away during a flag ceremony place only in cases ofnecessity andlorjob performance.

will take

At parades and other cer€monies, srvorn employees rvill:

a.

Come to the position of attention, and render the appropriate type of salute as the flag approaches from ten (10) paces arvay and hold salute until ths flag has passed ten (10) paces away. Ifthe flag is hal(ed within this distance, the salute rvill be held for fiffeen seconds and then cornpleted.
Salute the flag under color guard at all times.

b,

c. Massed flags, flags used for decorative purposes, €tc., will not be saluted. d, Whenever and wherever our national anthem is played, all uniformed srvorn
employees

will

stand at att€ntion and render the military salute inside or outside,

with or withoul a hat.

e.

At official ceremonies for forcign countries, thc samo respect rvill be shown to
lhe foreign country's national anthem and flag:

(l)
(2)

Come to attention and salute immediately upon the beginning anthem and hold the salute until lhe anthem is completed.
Srvorn employecs

of

the

tvill

is being played.

If

face the flag, person, or thing for rvhich thc anlhem these ar€ not in evidence, srvom employees rvill face

the band or source of music.

f.
g. h.

Slvorn employees on motorcycles the military salute.

will stop lheir motors, dismount, and render

Srvom employees in vehicles rvill get out and render the military salute, disrcgard iterns

Sworn employees on motorcycles and in vehicles, ansrvering a call, will "f' and "gi',
Srvorn employees

i.
Il.

in civilian dress tvill perform the same courtesy for lhe

national anthem as for a flag.

PROFBSSIONAL LIFE RULES OF CONDUCT

A.

Limitation of Authoritv - The first duty of an SCMpD Officer, as upholder of the larv, is to know the bounds the law established for its enforcement. They represent the legal rvill of the community, be it local, state, or federal. The SCMpD Officer must,

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therefore, be arvare ofthe limitations and proscriptions rvhich the people, through larv, have imposed as a primary responsibility. They must recognize the genius of the American system ofgovemm€nt rvhich gives no person, group, or institution, absolute porver; and musf ensure that they, as prime defenders of that system, do not pervert its
character.

B. Attitrde Torvard Profession - SCMPD OfRcers will

regard the discharge of their duties as a public trust and recognizo their responsibilities as a public servant. By diligent study and sincere attention to self improvement, they shall strive to make the best possible application of science to the solution of crime, and in the field of human relationships strive for effective leadership and public influence in matters aflecting public safety. SCMPD Omcers rvill appreciate the importance and responsibility of lheir office, and hold police rvork to be an honorable profession rendering valuable service to their community and country,

C. Attitude Toward Larvs principles

SCMPD Officers shall apply themselves to the study of the ascertain their responsibilities in the particulars of their enforcement, seeking aid from superiors in technical matters or principles when such are not understood.

of the larvs rvhich they are slvom to uphold and will

D. Anesting

an4. Dealing With Larv Violators - SCMPD Oflicors shall use Dowers of arrost strictly in accordance with the larv and with due regard for the rights of the citizen concemed. Their office gives them no right tojudge lhe violator or to mete oul punishment for the offense, They shall, at all times, have a clear appreciation of responsibilities and limitations regarding detention of the violator, SCMpD Officers rvill conduct lhemselves in such a manner as to minimize the possibility of having to use force. To this end, they shall cultivate a dedication to the service ofthe people ind lhe equitable upholding of the larv, whether in the handling of the larv violators or in dealing with the law-abiding citizens.

E.

of Evidence SCMPD Olficen rvill be concerned equally in the prosecution ofthe rvrongdocr and the defense ofthe innocent. They shall ascertain rvhat constitutas evidence and shall present such evidence impartially and without malice. ln so doing, they will ignore social, political, and all other distinctions among lhe persons involved, strenglhening the tradition ofthe r€liability and integrity ofan oflicer,s word. SCMPD Oflicers shall make a concerted effort to increase perception and skill of observation, mindful that in many situations theirs is the solo irnpartial testimony to the facts ofa case.
Presentation Fitness For Duqv Employeos may be compelled to take a physical and/or mental examination at City ofSavannah expense, with cause, only to confirm the employees' continued fitness to perform the tasks of their assignments and to inform them of their general physical condition, not to identiry employees with disabilities rvho are

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F.

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otherwise able to perform their assigned duties, rvith or rvithout reasonable accommodation. [CALEA 22.3.1] The nature of some specific positions or responsibilities may necessitale periodic speoific h6alth screenings, such as those for crime scene personnel, fireanns instructors, or range technicians who are repeatedly
exposed to hazardous chemicals or lead contaminates.

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SCMPD employees will not at any time be intoxicated rvhile on duty.

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Employees will not consume inloxicsnts lvhile off duty to the extent that evidence of such consumption is apparent rvhen reporting for duty or to the extent that their ability to perform their duty is irnpaired. Employees rvill not consume intoxicants rvhile on duty, unless necessary in the perfornance of a police task and th€n only rvith the specific permission ofa cornmanding Officer and never in uniform.

3,

SCMPD employees will not use controlled substances, narcotics or hallucinogens, except when prescribed in the treatment of the employee by a physician or d€ntist. When controlled substances, narcotics or hallucinogens are prercribed, the employee lvill notify their supervisor immediately, SCMPD employces rvill not bring, place, or pennit to be brought or placed, or allorv to be kept in any building, location, or vehicle within or under the control of the SCMPD any intoxicant, exhilarant, hypnotic, hallucinogen, or narcotic except in the performance of police duties as required by regulations or orders or rvhen it is needed for prompt administration by orders ofa licensed physician,

4.

5.

SCMPD employees are prohibited from engaging in the follorving activities while
on duty,

a.
b.

Sleeping, loafing, and idling.

Conducting private business (o include operating a privately orvned business.

c.
d.

Drinking intoxicating beveragcs, cxcept

as noted in Paragraph 3

ofthis section.

Gambling (unless to further a pre-approved police purpose).

G. Orders - Orders from a superior to a subordinate rvill be in clear and understandable language, civil in tone, and issued in pursuit of SCMPD business.

l,

- SCMPD employees rvill obey and execute any larvful order emanating ftom any ranking Oflicers rvho are their seniors. The term ,'larvful order" rvill be construed as an order in keeping lvith the performance of any duty prescribed by law or rule of the SCMPD. The failure or deliberate refusal of any employee to obey a larvful order given by a superior Officer is insubordination. Ridiculing a superior OIIicer or their orders, rvhether in or out oftheir presence, is also insubordination.
Insubordinatior

2.

Inappopriate Orders - No command or supervisory Officer rvill knorvingly issue an order which is in violation ofany larv, ordinance, or D€parnnent rule, Employees
rvho are given orders they feel to be unjust or contrary to rules and rcgulalions must first obey the oider lo the best of their ability and then may proceed to appeal as provided belorv.

3,

Unlavful Orders - Obedience to an unlarvful order is never a defense to an unlawful action, Therefore, no employee is required to obey any order rvhich is contrary to
Federal or Stale, larv or local ordinance. Responsibility for refusal to obey an order resis rvith the employee. Employees rvill be strictly required tojustiry their actions.

4.

Action upon receiving unlawlul Orclers - SCMPD employees receiving an unlarvful, unjust, of improper order rvill, at the first opporrunity, r€pon in writing to the Chief ofPolice through ollicial channels, This report will contain lhe facts ofthe incident

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and the action taken. Appeals for relief from such orders may be made al the same

time. 5,

Extra-departmental action regarding such an appeal

will be conducted

through lhe office ofthe Chiefof Police,

Conflicting Orders - Upon receipt ofan order conflicting rvith any prcvious order or instruction, the employee should advise the individuat giving the second of the conflicting instruction. lf so direcled, the lafter command rvill be obeyed first. Orders rvill be countermanded, or conflicting orders rvill be issued only rvhen reasonably necessary for the good ofthe Department. Derogalory Remarkt Directed Againtl Orders - SCMPD ernployees rvill not speak critically or derogatorily lo othsr amployees or to any person outside of the Depanment regarding the orders or instntctions issued by any superior. Horvever, in any case rvhere ihere is sound reason to believe that such orden or insFuctions are inconsistcnt or unjust; it is the right of any employee receiving the order to respectfully call it to the attention ofthe superior issuing the order. Reporting Gifts - Any gift, gratuity, loan, fee, reward, or other thing falling into any of these categories rvill be forrvarded to thc oflice of the Chief of Police together rvith a written report explaining the circumstances connected therewith.

6,

7. 8.

Other Transacliors - SCMPD cmployees are probibited from buying or selling anything ofvahre flom or to any complainant, suspect, rvitness, defendant, prisoner, or other person involved in any casc rvhich has come to their attention or rvhich arose out of lheir departmental employment, except as may be specifically
authorized by the ChiefofPolice,

9, Iersonal Prcfennent

SCMPD employees will not seek the influencc or intervenlion of any person outside the Departrnent for the purpose of personal
prefetment, advantage, transfer, or advancemcnt.

-

Sickness - SCMPD employees rvho are unable to report for duty due to illness or oth€r

reason,

rvill repod the fact immediately to the

Customer Service Desk

at police

Headquart€rs, no less than thirty (30) minutes prior to their assigned reporting time.

l.
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While absent from duty due to sickness or disability, the employe€ rvill remairr at their residence or place of confinement unless otherwise authorized by a physioian or their superior Officer. No employee will feign sickness or injury or deceive a representative ofthe Department as to their actual condition.
SCMPD employees who have checked off sick may not work off duty or outside employment until they have returned to duty for at least one shift.

I, Absent Without Leave (AWOL) - SCMPD employees rvill not be ebsent fiom duty without first submitting the appropriate paperlork or making the proper notification.

All employees ofSCMPD rvill report for duty at their assigned start time. Arriving late without authorization will be considered tardines and will subject the employee to possible discipline, Officers rvho are on o{ficial call-back status under the direction of their unit supewisor or commander will be available al all times and rvill not consume alcoholio beverages to the exrent that their ability to respond is impaired. Failing to
respond to a call-back is subject for disciplinary aotion.

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Address And Teleohone Numbers - Immediately upon r€porting for duty in a nerv unit, employees rvill record their conect residence address and telephone numb€r rvith their Commanding Officer, Employees are required to have a telephone in the place rvhere

they reside. Changes in addrcss or telephone number rvill be reported to their Commanding Officer tvithin 24 hours of the change. This rvill be done in writing on
the approved form and rvithin the specified time rvhether the employee is rvorking or on leave. A copy ofthe change rvill be forwarded to the lnformation Desk and the Police Personnel Unit.

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SCMPD employees rvill not release to the public or any public agency the rest cted home telephone number of any other employee or employee of the Department without authorization from a superior Officer of the rank of Sergeant or high€r. Thcy rvill elso not release the pager number or cell phone number of department pagers and cell phones without the same permission.

2.
K.

SCMPD employees rvill not use the Department address on any motor vehicle registration or opetator's license-

Renorting Violations Of Larvs. Ordinances. Rules Or Orders - Any employee rvho becomes arvare of possible misconduct by another employee of SCMpD rvill immediately report the incident to a supervisor or directly to the Intemal Affairs Unit.

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Any employee that observes serious misconduct rvill take appropriate action to
cause the misconduct to imm€diately cease regardless of rank.

Any employce rvho is determined lo have had such knorvledge mentioned above and failed to rcport or attempt to prevent the conduct is subject to disciplinary
action.

Police Action Based on Leqal Authoritv What is reasonable in terms of police action or what constitutes probablc cause varies rvith each situation. Facts may justiff an investigation, a detention, a s€arch, an anest, or no action at all, The requirement that legal justification be present imposes a limitation on an Officer's actions. An Officer musl act reasonably tvithin the limits of authority as dofined by statute and judicial

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in(erpretation, thereby ensuring that the rights
protected.

of the individual and the public

are

M. Subject to Duty - SCMPD employees are always subject to duty and rvill, at all times, respond to the larvful orders ofsuperior Officers and other proper authorities, as well as calls for police assistance from citizens. Proper police action must be tak€n rvhenever
required.

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Who is to Take Action - The administrative delegation of the enforcement of eefiain laws and ordinances to particular units ofthe Dopartment does not relieve employees of other units from the responsibility of taking prompt, elfective police action within the scope ofthose larvs and ordinances rvhgn lhe occasion so requires. Employees assigned to sp€cial duties are not reli€ved from taking proper action outside the scope of their specialized assignment when necessary.
respond without delay to all calls for police assistanc€ from citizens or other employees. Emergency calls take precedencei horvever, all calls rvill be answercd as soon as possible, consistent tvith normal safety

O. Besponding to Qqlls - SCMPD employees rvill

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precautions and tralTic larvs. Failure to ansrver a call for police assistance promptly, rvithout justification, misconduct. Except under the most extraordinary circumslances, or when othenvise directed by competent authority, no employee rvill fail to answer any telephone or radio call directed to him.

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Officer Availability - SCMPD employees on duty will not conceal themselves, except when necessary to perhrm an assigned duty. They rvill be immedlately and readily
available to the public during duty hours.

a. Clarification ofAssiqnmenl - SCMPD employees in doubt as to the nature or details of their assignment rvill seek such clarification from their supervisors by going through
the chain ofcommand.

R€porting Accidents

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Accidents involving SCMPD personnel, prop€rty, and/or

equipm€nt must be reported in accordance with adopted procedures,

Taking Police Action - Except when impractical or unGasible, or rvhere the identity is obvious, Oflicers will identi$ themselves by displaying their badge before raking police action. Officers rvill provide their name and/or rank and/or payroll number
rvh€never reouested.

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- Private Citiz€ns may be transported in SCMPD vehicles only rvhen necessary to accomplish a police purpose. Such transportation rvill bc done in conformance with SCMPD policy and with the approval ofa supervisor.
Transporting Persons in Police Vehicles
Use - While on duty, employees rvill not smoke or chew tobacco products in vierv ofthe public or in any SCMPD vehicle or building.

U. Tobacco

V.

SCMPD Policy Manuals - SCMPD employees issued an SCMPD Policy Manual are responsible for its maintenance and rvill make appropriate changes or inserts as they
arise.

W. Knorvledee

of Larvs and Rules - SCMPD employees are required to establish and maintain a rvorking knowledge oflarvs and ordinanccs in force in the City ofSavannah, Chatham Coonty, thc rules and policies ofthe SCMPD, and the orders of the SCMPD and Divisions ahereof. ln the event of improper action or breach ofdiscipline, it rvill be presumed that the employee rvas familiar with the law, rulg or policy in question.
SCMPD Officers, mindful of their responsibility to the whole community, shall deal with individuals ofthe community in a manner calculated to instill respect for its larvs

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COMMUNITY LIFE RULES OF CONDUCT

A.

and the SCMPD.

B. Larv enforcement olTicers shall conduct their oflicial lives in a manner such as rvill inspire confidence and trust. Thus, they will be neither overbearing nor subservient, as
no individual citizen has an obligation to stand in neither arve of them nor a right to
command them.

C. SCMPD Ofiicers will give service rvhere they can, and require compliance rvith the law. They will do so neither from personal preference or prejudice but rather as duly

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appointed officers
obligation.

of the law

discharging an attitude torvard professional srvorn

IV.

PRIVATE LIFE RT]LES OF CONDUCT

A.

SCMPD Officers shall be mindful

of their special identification by the public

as

upholders of the larv, The communily and lho police profession require that SCMpD Oflicers lead lives ofdecent and honorable persons. A career rvith the SCMpD gives no

one special privileges.

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does give the satisfaction and pride

of following and

furthering an unbroken tradition of safeguarding the American republic. O{Iicers rvill reflect upon this tradition rvill not degrade il_ Rather, they rvill so conduct their private lives thal the public will record them as examples ofstability, fidelity and morality,

B. Laxity ofconduct

or manner in private life, expressing either disrespect for the latv or seeking to gain special privilege, rvill certainly reflect badly upon the SCMPD and the individual officer.

DISCIPLTNARY SYSTEM

A.

SCMPD employees violating their oath and trust by commining an offensc punishable under the laws or statutes ofthe United States, the State ofceorgia, local ordinances, or

who violates any provision of the Rules and Regulations of lhe Department, or who disobeys any larvful order, or who is incompelent to perform lheir duties is subject to
appropriate disciplinary action.

B. Final Department
Police.

disciplinary authority and responsibility rests with the Chief

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For disciplinary purpos€s, the Chi€f of Police has the authority to reprimand, suspend up lo l0 days, demote, or dismiss the employee from the Department, subject to revierv by the City Manager,
apply to the City Manager for a hearing rvithin 24 hours after receipt of rvriften
notice ofthe penalty.

2. lf the employee involved feels they may have been improperly treated, they may
3.
Any appeal of the decision of the City Manager must be made in accordance rvith existing civil service rules and regulations. [CALEA 26,1,6]
may take the follorving disciplinary measures:

C. Supervisory personncl

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Oral reprimnnd, Written reprimand (subject to appnrval by the Chief of police). Written recommendations for other penalties, ICALEA 26.l.Sl

D.- Whenever disciplinary action is to bs taken or recommended, a wrinen report must be submitted immediately, containing the follorving information:

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The name, rank, payroll number, and present assignment of the person being
disoiplined, The date(s) and time(s) ofthe misconduct and the location. The section number(s) ofthe policy violated and rvording,

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4, A complete ststementofthe facts ofthe misconduct. 5. The punishment imposed or recommended. 6. The writt€n signature, rank and payroll number of the preparing Officer
position in relation to the person being disciplined. [CALEA 26.1.5]

and their

E, Any Supervisory or

Command Officer has th€ authority to impose an emergency suspension against any employee regardless of the unit to rvhich the employee is assigned until lhe next business day rvhen it appears that such action is in the best int€rest of the Department. A business day is defined as Monday through Friday from
0800 to 1700 hours. {CALEA 26.1.51

F. An SCMPD

employee receiving an emergency suspension rvill be required to report to the Division Commander on the next business day at 0800 hrs, unless otherrvise dirccted by compelent authority to appear at a later time or date. The command or supervisory Oflicer imposing or recommending the suspension rvill also report to the

Division Commander at lhe same tim€. The Chief of Police may sustain or rescind the suspcnsion action. [CAI"EA 26.1.5]

G. Whcn

the command or supervisory O{Iicer of onc unit orally reprimands an employee ofanother unit, they rvill notiry the supervisor ofthe individual so disciplined as soon as possible. They rvill also submil a rvritten report of lhis action and the reasons th€refore to the commanding Olficer oftho employee, Records ofdisciplinary actions rvill be maintained by the Oflice oflnternal Affairs.

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The folloling penalties may be assessed against any employee ofthe Department as
disciplinary action:

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Oral Rcprimand.

Written Reprimand.

3.'suspension,
Reduction in Rank. Dismissal from the service.

This Ceneral Order supersedes all rvritten directives issued prior to 09/30/05 pursuant to Oath Office, Ethics, Conduct, Oenenl Conduct, and Rules and Regulations.

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BY ORDER OF: (SIGNATIJRE ON FILE) DAN FLYNN
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CftLtwlllhClddt LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL
TO: FROM: DATE:
SUBJ:

WILLIE C. LOVETT, CHIEF OF POLICE
CAPTAIN H. WILEY ITI, INTERNAL AFFAIRS COMMANDER NOVEMBBR 16,2OIO

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Captain H. Wiley received the completed complcint llle on, November 15, 2010 for adjudication,

ADJUDICATION
Citizen / Departnental Complalnt

Compleint investigaiion Malik Khaolis.

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resultcd in an allegation against department cmploycc Agent

Other: SCPL, W. Willlams

ALLEGATTON($:
Alleged GO Violation (s): CNT GO#OPS-001 Oeth of Olfice, Ethics, end Conduct

Rationale:

The Internal Affairs Investigation conducted into the allegations made by CNT and the FBI failed to prove any SCMPD Poliey violations. The City Attorney's Oflice was asked to review the information given to the Olliee of Professionsl Standords, and concluded that there was no evidence of illegal
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recommend tbat this case againit M. Khaalis be closed Not Sustained.

SCPL. W. Williams closed Not Suslalned,

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Captain H. Wiley received the completed complaint file on, Novcmber 15,2010 for adJudicafion,

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Citizen / Departmental Complsint

Complaint investigation Malik Khaalis.

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resulted in en allegrtion against deparhnent employee Agent

Other: SCPL, W. Williams

ALLEGATION(S):
Alleged GO Violation (s): CNT GO#OPS-001 Oath of Ofllce, Ethlcs, and Conduct.

Rationale:

The Internal Alfairs Investigation conducaed into the allegations made by CNT and the FBI failed to prove any SCMPD Policy violatlons. The City Attorney's Office was ssked to review the information given to the Office of Professional standards, and concluded tbat there was no evldence of illegal activity by Agent Khaalis.

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RECOMMENDATIONS:
I recommend that this
case against

M. Khaalis be closed Nol Sustained.

SCPL, W. Williams closed Nol Sustained.

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James Dale
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James Dale F.iday, Decembsr 03, 2010 2:05 PM Malik Khaalis: Wllet Williams Henry Wley; Andre Olivar OPS # 2100605 - 6/3/10 Internal CNT ComDlaint

Gentlemen,
This is to advise you that Chief Lovett has determined that this complaint is Not Sustained. The case is now closed. Please contact Capt, Wiley lf you have any guestions.

Brian Dale Paralegal
SCMPD Oftice of Professional Standards

(912l69r-6237
(912) 692-4s0o (Fax)

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September 24,2010 Memorandum and Supplemental Report of CNT Director

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INTER.OFFICE CORRESPONDENCE

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CONFIDENTIAL

TO:

Willic C. Lovett, Chicf, Savarunh-Chathan) County Melropolitan Policc
Departmenl
R- Jonalhan

FROM:
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l:lart, County Attomsy

F'ormer CNT porsonnel, Metro Officor

Malik Khaalis

DATE:

October 5- 2010

I am cnolosing a conlidential roport (hat I htrve recclved fiom CNT pertalning to Metro Officer, Mallk Khaalis. I am forwarding (his lo you for youl' considetllion and to take srch action ns you dccm fair ald appropriate,
After roview, I would also suggcst thatyou discuss this is.sue with CNT Cornmandcr a continued good working relationshlp.

Hanis to insure

copy:

R, E. Abolt, Counry Manager Commandcr R, J. Harris

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MEMORAI{DTJM
CLalhanr-Savannab Counter Narcotlcs'ferm

TO: FROM:

R.E, Abolt, Counly Manager Commondor
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RE:

Septonbcr 24, 20 I 0

Molro OfHcer Malik Khaalis

four ycars, he was assigned to the Major Case unit at CNT, He was involuntarily transfered back to MeEo Police on June 3, 2010 as amajor narcotic.s invostigalion rvas being concluded, At this tlrns, hc had be€n intewio\tred by agcnts of lhc F6dera[ Bureau of Inyest lgation rvho rvere conduoting a coruption
inves tigation.

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Subsequent to that hansfer, Khaalis rvos plnced on paid administralive leave by Mero ponding the Inlsmal Affairs invosligation. The FBI conducted a orimlnal polygraph on Khaalis, anrl he showed deoeplive on trvo olltlcal questions, these pcrtsiniog to corDpromising an investigation by providing information to the brolher ofa suspect under investigation and aclive surveillarrcq and tho secondly, whelher he had violated hls oath ofoffice. Following the lA invc,stigation, Khaalis was rcinstated lo a positlon on patsol, FIc has recently been allowed to take lhe exam for promotion to sergeant. Thr: U.S. Attomey's Office hr $re Souihom Dishiot of Coorgia subsequently advised the Metro Pol ice that he could not bo used as a wihoss in any case

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Fcdoml Coun. The Chntham County District Attorney's Oftce has been advised ofthis, and the CNT prosecutors will not uso Klaslis for te.climony. this is duc {o court decision legarding tuthidn€ss, commonly known in law enforoement ciroles es the Bra@ ond Grglla decisions. f, Anofher court dcoislon impnoting this same area is Garrrar y. Clytl Servloe

Conmission ofMatro Governme ofNatlA,llle, In this caso an ollicer lierl lo
avoid disciplinary aotion for being lato for work. The courl ruled that Gamer made false reporls of an offrcial natwo wNoh cotrstituted a 'tategory AA" offonse punishable by termination of employment. Numorous other court oases relaling to omployee untruthffrlnBss dcrronstsslc thc issue is rvell establishod in our legal systonr. Those lnohtde Leggtt t. Notthrestr and Brlchnan y, Netv Ot'lqans ,Avlaliort

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The slandard in Georgia is that when circumstances indicate an employee has engaged in conduct prol biled by.larv or polioy, we must invosligate and impose appropriate disoiplinary aclion, iftho faole wananl. 8. Both Metro and CNT have policias rogarding violatlon of oath of ofiice, and trulh.firlness rvhen complating repofls and making slatemonls to supervisors. Msfro Oeneral Orde r IIADMN-O04 (Oa th of Offce, Erhlcs and Conduct) cloorly slates thal "9CMPD otficers reill be ttu {ul at all times, whelher under oalh, or vill it clude, bul ttol ltn tted lo, Inslances vhen cmployees are helng noL questloned, inlemiewed, or are subn ting reporls ". (Section L A-4), The polioy also covers in seotion 10, Divulging Infotzratlor, This includos inforrnation lhat cornes to the oftices attention lbough police tecords, radio communications, photographs, oompu(ers and othsr files or information in any form. Sestion 14 of the same polioy covqrs Absent wilhout lrave, wlrioh leaving a baat or assigned post without permission or proper assignnlent, ln the same polioy, seotion l6-d covers Intafering teilh lhr Courie ofJ .r/ice, I{ere the employee is prohibited ftom compromising or arratging willt any porson for lho purpose of pormitting tho nccused 1o escrpe penslty for wrongdoing, 9. Ihe faots oflhis oflsc ore cnumerated in the altached report, rvhich is a synopsls of lhc detliled roport. However, put sintply, Agent / Offcor Khaalis violated polioy when he left his ossigned duty station without pormission, hnd o suspected vehicle stopped rvilhout lhc knorvledge or approval ofthe case supervisoq or the unil supervisor, When questioned about the inoident by the unit supervlsor,:he tvas untruthftl. By canying out lhis aolion, Khaalis ondangered the investignlion, for r€asons lhat remain unknorm. Furthor, durlng the entiro oourse ofthls investigation, whioh lasted several months, Agont Klraalis repertedly failed to report lo either the case agent, or the unit supewisor his personal relationship with Wllot Williams, tho patomal brother of ona of the largols, 10. During othor trmes rvhon Agont Khaalis was dotailed to $it in the wire room to monltor oalls, he stated lo his supgrvisor he was going home for luno\ when in fact he wont lo an arcs nsar the Savannah alrport. This rvas probably because the age t had be€n fcd falso information by an informant about a monoy courier going to lhat area to pick up &ug money to take to Ailanla, Thls activily rvas verified by a tracking dovice that had beon installed on his CNT vehisle. 'l'lte informnnt aohr.ally made two separato onlls lo Khaalis, I'Ic nolitied his supervisor ofthe first call, but nevcr did notl$ him about ths second call, Those Elotsmo[ls to supervisors about "going, home to lunch" rvere untnrlhful oonduot during lhe course of an offrcial investigation, l l . One oflhe peoplc targeted in lhis invostigalion was a subjest named James Williams, rvho was a correolional offrcer at Coa$tal CI. Williams is brother to O(ficer (Star Corporal) Willot Wltians of Meho PD. Wrile on aclive surveillnnce of Jorrres Williams, Khallis rcquested permission to call Willet Wllllams and ask about ltis brother's rvhereabouts, as he wos latc leaving the Corectional Instilutc, This request was denied, as lhis was nol proper investigative protocol. After Wlliams left tho C.I. and travollod to his homg several things ooourrod tlrat lsd tho suryeillaoce t€am to a$umo tho surveillance had somehow beon compromiscd. Later, after checkiog toll records on Officor

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Willet, it was discovered lhat he and Agcnt Khaalis had been in cell phone conraot wlth each blher nunierous tlmed during the cou$e oftho suwolltance: Lator,
whcn ques(ioned by the FBI, Khaalis could not, or would nol sxplaln theso oalls.

even though he had asked to do so, 6nd had bcetr instructed not to,
12, Following Khaalis' roassignmsnt to

pahol, I leff[ed tbal ho was calling various mernbsrs ofCNT soliciling information on CNT invesligations, resulting in my
issuing orders for lhat to cease. Apparently, Kfiaalis rvas partioularly interested in the final r€port being prepared by Agert Delatofia, a synopsis ofwhich is

nttacbed, 13. County Altom€y Jon l{art has becn brlefcd on this invcstigalion; however, lt is not olear ifheh[d all the facls now availablo. It is my tequest that you auurorize

the County Attomey to reviow lhe attached r€port and, having all the facts ovailable, advise me .if there is rensonable oause to request a rsvjow ofthis situation. Mr, Flart may want to r€quost a copy of the Mclro Intemal Affalrs fite, as thc FBI and-PBA should havg proyided lhom additionql information.

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INCIDENT: DRUG INVESTIGATION

LOGATION: 1463 EAST 4OIH STREET ADDRESS: 71 ROSS ROAO

VICTIM: CNT SYNOPSIS:

During the month of June 2008, the CNT began rcceiving infolmation [r'on a cooperating defendaut. The ilrfonnaut will hereafter be t eferred to as SOI l. SOI I providod information on his/hr drug supplier, Percy June ANDERSON, aka PIG/PIGGY. SOI I explained how ANDERSON was conducting drrrg tt'ansactions rvith law enforcement offrcers not only within Savannah but also the suroundirtg a'ea. SOI I said this organization was selling multiple kilograrns of cocaine and high grade matijuarra. According to SOI 1, hc/she accompruried ANDERSON on trvo occasious to aresidence located at the corner of4Orh and Bee Road to purchase large quantities of dnrgs.

After the drugs were putchased a marked police vehicle escorted thern to whele SOI I rvas living at I very fear'fuI because it was unknorvn how the marked police vehicle knetv rvhere the time. SOI rvas 'OI I lived. SOI I would later explain the entirc incident was a test. According to SOI l, ANDERSON would later explain thal he was being tested in order to see what type of person he/she was. SOI I was bcing offcred membership into the organization. SOI I denied the request due to fear. of working with law enforcement officels.
SOI I provide<l infonration on an'bfficer" believed to be a POST certified police officer with Savannah- Chatham Meho. SOI I rvas able to observe an older black rnale wearing a police unifor:rn exit the residence during the tinre ANDERSON rvas purchasing drugs fiom the residerrce, SOI 1 said rnultiple ounces of cocaine were purchased llom this "oflicer'" on two occasious. SOI I admitted to being with ANDERSON inside the vehicle as they dtove around the Savannah area and was being escorted by at lcast one marked police vehicle after making the cocoine purchases. SOI I also mentioned seeing a second black male rvho was also wearing a police unifom at the residence. SOI I said it was a biack male but wa$ only able to get a small glimpse of this second officer,

infomation provided by SOI I, agents rvere able to show ANDERSON and James WILLIAMS did in fact know each other'. During oneparticular incident, ANDEI{SON,was a passenger inside the vehicle and was found to bein possession of illegal dnrgs. ANDBRSON was anested, while Jamss WILLIAMS was citsd for a seatbelt violation and released, Refer to CRN (050728194) for lirrther information on this incident.
Based on the

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VICTIM: cNT

ADDRESS: 71 ROSS ROAD

On Decernber 2, 2008 KI{AALIS along with this Agart nret with the rvarden at Coastal State Plison Warden Amnrons. Warden Amnrons was informed of the investigation of James WLLIAMS, his alleged illegal activities, Two othel people were identified as possiblybeing involved with Jarnes WILLIAMS. Onewas identified as Glendora BRIDDELL. Agents discovered BRIDDELL rvas living rvith Janes WILLIAMS at the time, which is why she becanre a suspect, Warden Arnn:ons agced to assist the CNT in any way possible. Warden Anmons confinned that Janres WILLIAMS and BRIDDELL were employees at the pfison. On April 16, 2009 at approxinrately 1530 hours, Agarts bcgan conducting surveillance at Coastal State Prison, This sulveillance was unanticipated aud rvas announced by Lt. Smith at approximately 1500 houls to the agents participating. Agents Guyer', M. Delatore, Roshi Smith, Desautels, KHAALIS along with this Agart were pr-esent for the surveillance operation. Agents planned on following Janes WILLIAMS from tlte prison in order to observe his activities. Somelime around 1630 hours KFIAALIS, contacted this Agent aud requested permission to contBct Willet WILLIAMS and inquire about his brothet James WILLIAMS and when he would get off from work, This Agent denied the request because it did not seem logical for I(HAALIS to call and ask about James WILLIAMS at all. Again, KHAALIS never told this Agent helrad any relationship with Willet WILLIAMS. This is not a routine investigative tool and it made no sense until later in the irrvestigation.
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WILLIAMS left the prison at approximately 1730 hours arrd Agents follorvod. Janres WILLIAMS auived at his lesidence at approximately 1755 hours and entered his residence.

We received toll records, on Willet WILLIAMS cell phone in May and discovered several different phone calls between Wllet WILLIAMS and KHAALIS coll phone had taken place during the time of the surveillance. During the time of the surveillance, approximately 7 different phone calls were made between KI:IAALIS and Willet WILLIAMS. Out of the 7 different phone calls, approximately 2-3 of the calls were over one minute in length, meaning a conversation occuned.

Agent M. Delatone was positionsl the closest to the residencg facing the garage (Bee Road) and was able to obserue any activity. At approxintately 1825 houts, Agent M, Delaton€ reported James
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VICTIM: CNT
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A check of the Pen Order on James WILLIAMS' telephone and toll records of Willet WILLIAMS cell phong show Janres WILLIAMS and Willet MLLIAMS rvere speaking at 1825 hours, thesame
tirne JAMES had walked outsideand was obset'vcd by Agent M. Delatone. Within a few rninutes after Jarnes WILLIAMS exited the residence, Agent M, Dclatorre reported obsetving a nrarked police vehicle slowly drove past his vchicle'

According to Agerrt M. Delatorre, the officer was a black male rvho wore glasses. The offrcer drove ,.rgst and looked at the Agent while dlivhtg slowly. By this tinr James WILLIAMS was out of sight.

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residence again briefly, looking aound, and thetr re-entettd the rcsidence. At 1847 hours, James WILLIAMS backs out of thegarage and heads north on Bee Road. At the same tinte, Agent M. Delatone announced that he observed the same marked police vchicle drove past Agent M, Delatore for a second time. It seems suspicious the marked police vehicle drove past Agent M. Delatone both times Jarrres WILLIAMS exited his residence. Agent M. Delatorre remained at the residence as other Agents follorved James MLLIAMS away from the residence,
James WILLIAMS drove to a shopping center on Wallin and Victory Drive. Jantes WILLIAMS parked his vehicle and entered the Dollar General Store. At 1852 hours Agent M, Delatore reported seeing a white colored, 4-door vehicle anive and pull into thegarage. This vehicle is believed to belong to Willet WLLIAMS based on the fact that he owns a vehicle similal to this. James WILLIAMS exitcd tlre Dollar General Store aller a short time and caried a bag in his hands. Iames WILLIAMS then enteicd the Kroger Grocery Store, James WLLIAMS exited this storea few minutes later canying another bag.

Lt. Smith was informed of the surveillance opcralion results and as a result he asked for assistance fiom Sgt. Lupus. Sgt. Lupus wrs a supervisor in Centlal Precinct. Sgt. Lupus was asked to provide
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the name of the officer who drnve past Agcnt M. Delatone. The only inlormation Sgt, Lupus was able to obtahr was that the marked pahol vehicle was not assigned to apahol function in that area on that day. We did not went Sgt. I,upus to oflicially find out who drove the pahol vehicle in order to prevertt ar)yonc from asking too many questions,

KI'IAALIS specifically asked this Agent a day aftet'the sulveillar)ce opetation if a toll request would be sought for Willet WILLIAMS cell phone. This Agent told KIIAALIS, a toll request had already been requested but Lt. Smith had denied the request for Willet WILLIAMS cell phone due to hinr
being a police oflicer. Lt. Slnith wanted additional evidence before rcquesting the toll recor Willet WILLIAMS cell phone, However, the DEA had ah'eady requested the tolls.
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Toll analysis also sborvs that 3 minutes after Willet WILLIAMS last call with KIIAALIS, Willet WILLIAMS and CNT Agent R, CERIDO utilizing CNTcellula'telephone (912) 547-l155 had contact each other 6 tines between l7 | 6 hours 1742 hours. Toll aralysis also shows that James WILLIAMS and Willet WILLIAMS contacted each other' 3 tirnes at the exact same time that lanres WILLIAMS exited his residence looking up and down the streets near his residsnce. Toll analysis also showed that time KIIAALIS and GERIDO al$o had contact during the time of the sulveillance,
On lanuary 27,2010, a minimization briefing was being conducted in reference to Joshua VARNER's cell phone.

After the bt'iefing, KHAALIS was supposal to retum to the rvire room and remain until the end of his shift, At 1500 hours, this Agert noticed that IGAALIS had left the rvire room. KHAALIS left the

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wire room and retumed at approximately 1700 hours, titne for him to get off of work. KIIAALIS was scheduled to be in the wire loom as a monitor that day until I ?00 hours, so his leaving and not acting as a nronitor in thewile loom at all aftcr thc mininrization as he was schcduled to, becarne suspicious later in the evening when the VARNER line became active, This rvas not the only time KHAALIS would leave the wirc room for horns at a time. During this investigation KHAALIS would disappear and no one rvould know his whaeabouts. Agurts began refening to KHAALIS as "wolk about Jones" because it rvas done so fi'equently.
1700 hours, VARNER received an incorniug telephone call advising him to dlop his telephone. VARNER in turn called Murdock and told him to do the same with his telephone, S/A Sar'hatt listened to the calls on the dropped VARNER line and stated that at approxinutely 1700 hours, VARNER received an incoming call telling hinr to drop the phone, This call was only half

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intelcepted (VARNER's voice only). VARNER makes a conrnent to the effect "I'm not talking on .-<3y flip", No data about the inconring caller was teceived.

TFO Broonre later reviewed the Pen information on KIIAALIS' telephone and observed that it was very active in the horns following theminimization, during thesame hours that KHAALIS was away fiom the CNT o{Iice. TIIO Broome discovered that KHAALIS had contact with Kenneth GIBBONS (the same individual who contacted KHAALIS re: MCMILLAR), dudng theminimization hearing. Due to the uumber of calls, TFO Bloome could not request tolls on all of the mrmbers to lind a link back to tho source who notified VARNER to drop his phone Agents only know that the incident happened and that it was very suspicious; KHAALIS left the wire room and upon his relum, VARNER receives a call informing him to drop his cell phone.
On February 13,2010 KI{AALIS rvas scheduled to work with Agents Haris and Guyer in the wire roon as monitors, rneaning they were to remain inside the wire room fi'om 1700-0200 hours monitoring phonecalls. The following is a sunmary of events that occurred during the lnonitoring shift between the three agents. This Agent received the information fi'om a typed repolt submitted by Lt. Smith and statements told to this Agort by Agcnt M, Delatone.

Atourrd 2230 hours, acall rvas intercepted belween MURDOCK and a female who had already been identified by thc case Agent. Tho two lrad planned to meet each within thehour. According to staternents made by Agents Guyer and l-Ianis, KHAALIS told thent he tvas going to get something to

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A short tinre later they over heard KHAALIS requesting a nrnrked police vcbicle perfonn a haffic stop, via tlre radio. Agent Guyel contacted KHAALIS via cell phone and inquirod whether or not KHAALIS had spoken with the case Agent in reference to the traffic stop. KIIAALIS rasponded by saying "yes and no" and that he "sornewhat" had discusscd naking a tlafhc stop with thecase Agent. Lt. Srnith received a call sonretime later fiom Sgt, Kennedy inquiring as to theprobablc carrse for the rraffic stop. It was only a{ter Sgt. Kennedy contactsd Lt. Snith did KHAALIS inform Lt. Srnith he had conducted the traffic stop. According to Lt. Smitlt, KHAALIS srid he had spol<en rvith the
case Agent aborrt conducting the stop. Case Agent M. Delatore was later asked by Lt. Smith if KI'IAALIS had spoken with hinr in reference to conducting tlris traffic stop and he said KHAALIS did not speak wilh him on the matter. ^<UaaUS has seryed as nol only a nronitor but also otr surveillance duling a Title III inves(igation and is rvell aware, no overt actions are taken without thepcnnission ofthecase Agent.

According to a report subrnitted by Lt. Smith, KHAALIS was questioned in reference to the tlaffic stop. KFIAALIS admitted that he had not spokur with anyone in reference to the haffic stop and that he was just beiug'broactive", Lt. Smith asked ICIAALIS rvhy he lied to him on lhe phorrc ns ryell as Agent Guyer, KHAALIS could not explaln why he lled' When questioued further, KHAALIS still could not explain his actions. Lt' Snrith began to insist ICIAALIS be transferred from the unit after hc admitted he lied. It was at this tinre Lt. Srnith was informed by Director Hanis of the investigation involving KFIAALIS, This wa done in order to keep KHAALIS at CNT in order to keop track ofhis actions. During the month of March, 2010, KHAALIS notioed his assigned CNT vehiclo had been driven to the CNT office fiom the county galage, This Agent was present when KHAALIS began inquiring as to rvho had driven his vehicle from the county garage to the CNT office. This Agent observed K}IAALIS conduct a search of thevehicle to inchrde thc trunk. KHAALIS hardly drove his assigned CNT vehicle fiom this point on ard, instead drove anothel CNT vehicle,
On May I l; 2010 agents executed multiple seatch wan'ants tluoughout Chathan County, Effingham, Atlanta and Califomia. CNT agents were sent to var ious locstions. KHAALIS was sent to the main
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VICTIM; cNT

location in order for him to be near Lt. Smith, Agent Wood was also sent to this location, sine the mairr suspects were expected to be present. Agent Wood was to download inforrnation fiom each of the susJrecl's cell phones. Agent W<lod frequently does this and other agents are nol to access the phones until he is finished.
Agent Wood noticed KI-IAALIS began grabbing ccll phones and was searching tlrough thecell phones. Agent Wood told KHAALIS rnore than once to "stop" touching the cell phones until he was finished but KI-IAALIS did not listsr. Agent Wood also teported thi$ to Agqrt M. Delatorre.
On June 3, 2010, DEA Agarts executed a search wanalrt at 1463 East 40'h Street. The day began at the FBI office, where members of the Savannah Metro Intemal Affairs unit led by Captain Fagersh om were briefed on the case. The plan was for Cotnmandel l-lan'is to isolate KHAALIS and Agent Gerido in order for thenr to be questioned by FBI S/A Hayes. Tltis Agent was not involved vith the inter'vicws but discovered later that Agent Get'ido wos able to explain his involvqnent with ,re surveillance operation on Aptil 16,2009. S/A l-Iayes accepted the explanation pLovided by Ageni Gerido and he was no longel believed to be a suspect.

According to Lt, Snrith, KFIAALIS agreed to speak witlt S/A Hayes, S/A l-Iayes did ask KHAALIS questions in reference to his actions on April 16,2009, Hebut was unable to explain his actions. KI{AALIS did not explain nrany other details as well. K}IAALiS rvas asked if he would submit to a polygraph test and he agreed,
Tlre polygraph was given to KIIMLIS days later. KHAALIS failed the polygraph on two main questions. The first question was whether KIIAALIS provided information to WILLET duriug the April 16, 2009 surveillance operation and the second was lvhether KHAALIS felt he violated his oath

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Agent M. Delatoue and other DEA Agents executed the search warrant at James WILLIAMS' residence in the early morning hours before KHAALIS and Agent Gerido wet'e questioned. Agents located less than an ounce of marijuana from the residence. James WILLIAMS was at work at the time. Smoked marijuana oigaretlas wet'e fouud tlil'oughout theresidence. Cocaino and marijuana tost kits were also found inside the residenco. No one rvas inside the residence.

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LOCATTON: 1463 EAST 401tr STneEt

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ADDRESS: 71 ROSS ROAO

At a later intewierv James WILLIAMS denied hewas involved in illegal activities. James WILLIAMS told TFO Broome and this Agent he knew ANDERSON. James WII-LIAMS admitted
that he smoked marijuara at home and ANDERSON would sometinres be present. James WILLIAMS told agents he purchased tnost of his drugs fronr John JONES and provided agents with the cell phone number for JONBS.
the interview with James WILLIAMS, TFO Broome along with this Agort met with Capt, Witey, Lt. Oliver and Sgt. Thompson of the Intemal Affairs unit. Hours were spent going ovol the large amonnts ofinfornntion.

A short timo after

In short, CNT Intel Agent Wood, Agent P. Detatorrg Agent M. Delatone, CNT Lt. Srnith, DEA S/A Sarhatt, DEA TFO Broome, and lwo additional CNT agents whose names will not be disclosed but responded to the FBI office and who all have worked closcly beside KHAALIS, have at some point stepped forwald and approached supervisors of their suspicions of KHAALIS based ^ndependently on his behavior and actions. This invetigation was comprornised ftom the start, since KIIAALIS was well aware from the beginning. KHAALIS had plenty of time to not only insulate himself but others involved in the conspiracy. KHAALIS Iirct heard of this inforration in Juneof 2008 when this Agent first spokewith SOI I and discussed the information with KI'IAALIS. US Attomey Jim Durham along with theFBI has since discussed this case with Chief Lovett and explained to him the US govet'nrnent will not pl'osecute any case which ntunes KI'IAALIS as a witness due to GIGLIO issues. The Chatham County Dishict Attorney has also been told the same information.
As of August 2010, KHAALIS hr been retumed to full duty. Whilc on suspension, KHAALIS was able to take the Sergeant's test and he is cun'ently in the running for pronntion to the rank of sergeant. Agents have no idea how many CNT investigations if any were compromised during the time KHAALIS rvas assigned to the unit.
On August 31, 2010, Lt. Smith infomred this Agart, KI'IAALIS was believed to communicating with other CNT Agents as he was trying to obtain infolmation provided in this report, According to Lt. Smith, KIIAALIS contacted Agent Lang on August 30, 2010 atd wanted to know the type of items listed iu this report. Agcnt Lang told KHAALIS he did not havc any information on th€ contents of the report.
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VICTIM: cNT

On September 2, 2010, Conmander Haris spoke with the Major Case Unit and then the rcmainder of CNT personnel at a diffelent tinre, Cornmander Hau'is inforrued Agcnts, the investigation into KIIAALIS was still on-going, Commander Harris infomred Agents he did not want Agcnts to have contact with IGAALIS while on-duty, Connrauder HatTis also recomnrended Agents not speak with

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During the month ofJune 2008, the CNT began receiving infonnation from a cooperating defendant The infonnant will hereafter be referred to as SOI l. SOI I provided information on hisArer drug supplier. Percy June ANDERSON, akaPIG/PIGGY. SOI I explained how ANDERSON was conducting drug transactions with law enforcement officers not only within Savannah but also the surroundiqg area. SOI I said this organization was selling multiple kilograms ofcocaine and high grade mzu'iiuana. According to SOI 1, he/she accompanied ANDERSON on hvo occasions to a residence located at the comer of4Oth and Bee Road to purchase large quantities of drugs, On both occasions, SOI 1 observed ANDERSON conduct a drug t'ansaclion with a uniformed officer. Also on both occasions, ANDERSON and SOI I were escorted away from this residence to SOI I's residence. After the second drug deat ANDERSON and SOI I were escorted by two officers in a marked SCMPD vehicle. SOI I was very fearful because it was unknown how the marked police vehicle knerv rvhere SOI I lived. SOI I't'r'ould later explain the entire incident was a test. According to SOI l, ANDERSON would later explain that he was treing tested in order to see what type of person he/she was, SOI I was being offeped rnembership into the organization. SOI 1 denied the request due to fear of working with law enforcement oflicers.
be noted that Malik KFIAALIS was a part of the investigation from the beginning and in fact volunteered to ass'st this Agent from the beginning. KHAALIS was present during rhe initial interviews with S OI I and he was aware of all the infornration proyided by SOI L

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SOI I provided information on ao believed to be a POST certified police officer with Savamah- Chatham Metro. The officer was said to have a brother rvho held the rank of ..sergeant', within Savamah Melro. SOI I admitted to being present as the officer sold a large amount of cocaine on t$'o occasions to Percy ANDERSON aka PIG/PIGGI SOI I was able to observe an older black male wearing a police uniform exit the residence during the time ANDERSON was purchasing drugs from the residence. SOI 1 said rnultiple ounces ofcocaine were purchased from this "officer" on two occasions, SOI 1 admitted to being with ANDERSON inside the vehicle as they drove around the

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Savannah area and was bbing escorted by at least one marked police vehicle after making the cocaine purchases. SOI I also mentioned seeing a second black male who was also wearing a poiice uniform at the residence. SOI I said it was a black male buf-wlis only able toTeraEmall gltnpss of thissecond oft-rcer.

According to SOI l, oncc the cocaine was purchased a marked police would artive shortly after and escorted them out ofthe area. The second officer was seen again after ANDERSON returned to his vehicle and retnained inside the vehicle. Wben they remained in the vehicle and left only when the second oflicer drove past them and escorted ANDERSON and SOI I away from the area.

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SOI I said this happened on both occasions and even asked ANDERSON why this was happening. According to SOi I, ANDERSON explained that he worked for a group of police officers who were involved in drug toaffrcking and this included providing escorts for customers after drugs were purchased. SOI I mentioned this particular officer who sold the cocaine to ANDERSON used to work at Coastal State Prison as a corrections officer, when ANDERSON was an inmate at the prison. SOI I explained how this particular corrections officer was sneaking drugs into the prison for ANDERSON. SOI I then explained that the second ofEcer was related somehow to rhe former corsectionsofficer..Aecording to.SOI l,.rhis=inf,onnation-was-corniagdirect$.ftom-ANDERS.ONANDERSON was the direct supplier of cocaine for SOI l. SOI I bad already admitted to purchasing multiple ounces of cocaihe on a daily basis for approximately one year. SbI I admitted the drugs were typically purchased/obtained from ANDERSON or Prince CraMord JONES.
went on to say this organization contained police officers who had not been arrested during the "Savarurah 11" investigation in the mid to late 1990's, During ihe "savannah 11" investigadon eleven police ofihcers were arrested after an FBI sting operation had been conducted. SOI I did say other larv enforcement officers were involved in this organization, including higher ranking officers &om Savarurah-Chatham Metropolitan other police departnents and corrections officers. These oflicers had been promoted through the ranks over the years and were norv in positions ofpower, according to SOI L SOI I said all this information was obtained from ANDERSON himself.

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Based on the infonnation provided by SOI 1, Agenrs were able to identify James Edward WILLIAMS as the person who SOI 1 was referring to. James WILLIAMS had been the driver of a vehicle on July 28, 2005. During this incident, ANDERSON rvas a passenger inside the vehicle and

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was found to be in possession of illegal drugs. ANDERSON was arrested, while James WILLIAfud was cited for a seatbelt violation and released, Refer to CRN (050728194) for further infonnation on this incident.

This jncident corroborated the information provided by SOI L It showed that ANDERSON and James WILLIAMS did know each other. Agents also discovered James WILLIAMS did iri fact live at 1463 East 40u Street, Agents discovered ANDERSON had been incarcerated before the year 2005. Agents also discovered James WLLIAMS worked as a security officer for the Ports authority fiom September 4, 2007 thru July 25,2008. The uniforms wom by the security officer are similar to police uniforms. James WLLIAMS did in fact work as a corrections officer at Coastal State Prison frorn June of 1999 thru September of 2007. James WILLIAMS was a corrections officer at the prison during the times of ANDERSON's incarcerations. All of this infonnation conoborated SOI's I story.

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On December e 2008 KFIAALIS along wittr this Agent met with the rvatden at Coastai State prison Warden Anmons. Warden Ammons was informed of the investigation of James WLLIAMS, his alleged illegal activities. Two other people were identified as possibly being involved with James WILLIAMS. One was identified as Glendora BRIDDELL. Agents discovered BRIDDELL was living with James WLLIAMS at the tirre, rvhich is rvhy she became a suspect, Warden Ammons agrecd to assist the CNT in any way possible. Warden Atamons admitted rhat James WILLIAMS and BRIDDELL were employees at thd prison.

On December 3, 2008 a trash pull was conducted based on the information. This took place at 1463 East 40u Street, The trash can was positioned in the rear ofthe residence next to the alley. Most residences nearby also had trash cans positioned inthe same rnanner. Wednesday moming was the trash day and the trash is picked up from the rear ofthe residences in the area. KHAALIS retrieved two black trash bags, which were tied in a knot. The trash bags were ptaced in the rear ofa CNT vehicle. This Agent along with KrIA.AI,IS searched the contents ofthe bags at secwe location. Trash pulls were conducted in order to gain additional information on lames WILLIAMS. Mail rvith the name of Jarnes \IIILLIAMS, a work schedule, empty corner baggies, along with stems and smoked blunts were found inside the trash. This Agent conducted a test on the smoked blunts and it tested positive for marijuana. The stems are believed to be marijuana stems. Each of these itams rvas heat sealed in evidence bags and placed in the property room,

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KHAAIIS along with this Agent met with Warden Ammons, his chief assistant and SOI 1 at Coastal State Prison. SOI 1 was shown a pictwe of Jarnes WI[,I;IAMS'and asked-if-they-ree ognized theperson-in the picture, SOI-l quickly-smiledand-,said "that's hirn '. This Agent asked SOI I if this was the person they had been referring to as the police officer rvho sold cocaine to ANDERSON on several occasioos. SOI I said "YES" rvithout hesitation. The person inthe picture was James WILLIAMS. SOI I asked if rve had been able to identify the head ofthe drug organization, This Agent explained that rve had not been able to but were rvorking on it- SOI I said we were on the right track and should be able to locate the others involved in the illegal activities. SOI I did tell Agents to be very carefi:l because this orgarization was very serious and would not surrender freely; adding that rhey would do whatever had to be done to protect their criminal organization.
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WLLIAMS and BRIDDELL had provided the foltowing information to the prison when they wele hited.ou as -corrections _offige.fq: James WILLIAMS listed 1463 East 40u Skeet as his home of record. Iames WiLLrCivIs iTs6 liioviaia lev"rif ciit and home nutnbers. One tnE nriihbei-*as (9lr96I-1556), a check of the Phoenix system shrjwed Kevin WADE provided that number duringan encounter with the police a few years ago.
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When working drug investigations it is inrportant to know who the suspect speaks with. One way of discovering rhis information is to obtain toll data and employment informarion such as with the infonnation in reference to WADE Throughout this investigation agents attempted to shorv not only was James WILLIAMS speaking with known convicted drug dealers, so were others, This includes persons suspected ofillegal aotivities. It goes against a law enforcement officer code ofethics to have personal reiationships with known or suspected criminals.

WADE is cun'ently awaiting trial on trafficking and other felony drugs. WADE was arrested back in 2005 by the CNT during a Title UI investigation, The word "brother" had been rvritten next to rhe phone nutnber. It appears James WILLIAMS and WADE may be of some relation. Warden Ammons also explained how a second nurnber (912-231-8834) provided by Janres WILLIAMS was checked

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and discovered Elijah SAMS also provided that number, SAMS is currently an inmate at Coasral prison. SAMS has nrultiple anests for &ug related offenses. SAMS is the cousin of Clarence George BETTERSON, The chief deputy explained how he had worked rvith Darwin WILLLAMS (a brothed of James WILLIAMS at a separate prison and how he had been suspected of illegal activities as a conections officer. DARWIN was now a probation olficer in the Albany area, The chief deputy also totd this Agent, James WILLiAMS associated rvith Sgt. Demetrius OLIVER, rvho also worked in the prison. Warden Ammons explained how James WLLIAMS and BRIDDELL had inmate contacts within the prison system. As corrections ofticers, you are not allowed to have personal relationships lvith crirninais. This is especially true for past or present prison inmates. Il the case of James WILLIAMS, he actually named convicted drug dealers as contacts. ofhis. On December 10, 2008 at.approximately 0415 hours, KIIAA.LIS along wi& this Agent conducted a trash pull at 1463 East 40u Street. This rvas the second trash pull conducted at this residence in as many *.eeks. Agents arrived at the residence at approximately 0415 hours and observed the trash can positioned at the rear ofthe residence just as it was the previous w-eek. The tlash can was positioned directly behind the lesidencejust like the other trash cans on the block, KHAAIIS retrieved a single black colored ptastic bdg from inside the trash can. The bag had been tied in a knot and was placed inside a CNT vehicle. The bag was transported to a location where it was later searched by this Agent in tbe presence of Lt. Smith. Smoked blunts, plastic baggies.and paperwotk in BRIDDELL's name were found. This Agent conducted a field test on the smoked blunt and it tested positive for marijuana. Each of the items were heat sealed in evidence bags and were placed in the property room.

During the week of January 10, 2009, this Agent received information from Agent Lupus regarding the toll information obtained forJames WILLIAMS (912-675-6058). Agent Lupus checkedthe numbers on the tolls and discovered two specific numbers stood out, The numbers stood out because they were being contacted by multiple known drug dealers. The numbers wrue (912-272-6461 ard, 912-412-4859). Kerureth EMMERSON-SMTH, Shawn MARCH, Dwon MOULTRIE and larvyann PRINGLE had at somepoint corurected the nunber Q72-6461) before they had been arrested. These four persons have lengthy arrest records ranging from simple possession to trafficking cocaine.

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Denick tsROWN, David HUDSON, Dijon MCCALL and Freddie POPE had previously called the numlief (912-412-4859f, These persons-have also-been'arrested sn'numerous-felony drug eharges. - Based on tlre firsttolls for James WILLIAMS' cell phone (912-675-6058), James WLLIAMS had called both numbers. The tolls were.dated from October 8, 2008 through November 28, 2008. .Three outgoing caUs u'ere made from James WILLIAMS' cell phone to (912-272-6461), no calls were incoming from this number. A single outgoing call from James WILLIAMS' cell phone was made to (912-412-4859) was also made. This basically shows that James WILLIAMS was calling these
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This Agent requested subscriber and toll infonnation on both numbers via the DEA. According to Agent Lupus, the person using the number (912-272-6461) goes by the name of (WOFFE), This Agent spoke with KI{AAIIS in reference to "WOFFE". KFIAALIS said he was familiar with someone who used that street name. This person was identified as Thornas LAWTON. According to KHAALIS, LAWTON rvas known as a mid-level drug dealer. This Agent requested subscriber information on both numbers. The person using the number (912-412:4859) goes by the name (JOHN J and LIL BRU).

During the month of January, 2009, the Major Case unit of the CNT had a meeting in which each agent was supposeh to bring forth their largest casevtargets so that'the unit $ould work the individuals as a group. KIIAALIS has had open cases on high quality drug targets. Yet, KHAALIS did not mention Lenardo MCMILLA& he rnstead mentioned a couple of smaller dealers in the area. None of which were associated with MCI\,flLLAR. This seemed odd since MCMILLAR is a huge target in this area and KHAALIS was supposedly investigating MCMILLAR and his cohorts for
years.

Another reason for Lt. Smith wanting to know who agents w€re targeturg was for the intelligence unit to keep track of everyone's target. This would prevent agents from duplicating targets. MCMILLAR has many people in his organization and was a bigger target then other targets narned at the meeting, Again, KHAAJ,IS did notmention MCMILLAR, Later during the investigation SOI I provided additional information on MCMILLAR and his organization. Many of rhe members of this group were listed as targets of KIIAALIS.

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In February 2009, the Major Case Unit bad another meeting at the request of Lt,'Smith. Lt. Smith infonned everyone on the team at the time an investigation rvas underway and the targets were James WILLIAMS and Willet MLLIAMS. Willet WILLIAMS is a police officer wittr Savamah Metro and is currently assigned to Precinct 2. KIIAALIS was again present for this briefing, KHAAIS knew SOI I was alleging both were jnvolved with a large drug distribution organization. KI{AALIS was 'WILLLAMS was a target even before this briefing and at no tirne did he mention having aware Willet a personal or professional relationship with Willet WILLIAMS, During the meeting, team tnembers rvere told the case was very sensitive and not to discuss it with anyone. The team discussed possible investigative techniques and what had been done to date. KHAAIIS at no time made any mention to knowing Willet WILLIAMS.
On February 17, 2009 Agent M. Delatorre along with this Agent met with SOI I in a secure location. T[is meeting was in reference to obtaining additional information frorn the SOI. SOI I was very afraid during the meeting. SOI I mentioned that additional information had been obtained from ANDERSON. SOI l mentionedthe lastmeetingwhichtookplace onJanuary 12,2009. SOI l found it suspicious that a few tveeks after the meeting he/she had been moved to Smit& Prison in Glenville.

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A day or so after SOI I had been moved to Smith Prison, Warden Ammons contacted this Agent. The
warden explained that he had no idea SOI 1 rvas going to be moved and didn't even know rvhere SOI I had been rnoved to. Warden lunmons explained he shoutd have been notifred'before an irunate is transferred from his prison. Warden Ammons could not understand or explain how the transfer took place and it took him days to find out. This Agcnt was able to get SOI 1 ffansferred to the Chatham Counry Jail with the assistance ofthe defense attorney. This took a while to work out the details.

According to SOI 1, ANDERSON explained how the organization had grown and'a person could no longet purchase ounces ofcocaine or marijuana from them. A person would have to purchasd at least one kilogram ofcocaine or one pound of marijuana before anyone inthe organization would deal rvith them. A single kilogram ofcocaine norv costs $32,000 and a pound of"baby purp" marljuana costs $6,000-$8,000 per pound. SOI I explained horv drugs were being brought into the prison by James WI-LIAMS and his cohorts. SOI I believed that as much as two kilograms of cocaine rvas being brought into Coastal State Prison possibly on a weekly basis. SOI I came to that conclusion based on how many inmates are believed to be using drugs inside the prison'

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The drugs were being smuggled into the prison inside paint cans. The paint cans containing the drugi rvere placed in the bottom ofthe buggies. Ifthe paint cans were opened the drugs would not be discovertd bdcause'ihe'can5-eon'minEd painf The drugsrvereplaced-in'plastic-bags.and would only befound if someone placed their hands inside the cans. This Agent retnembers hearing warden Ammons explain how easy it would be for James WLLIAMS to sneak drugs or other contraband into the prison since he worked at the rear gate. ANDERSON rvas the person inside the prison rvho was responsible fot selling the drugs for the organization inside the prison. Again SOI I received this information was obtained from ANDERSON.

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When SOI I began providing information on a police officer this Agent noticed the SOt was tearing as helshe spoke. SOI I tvas also visibly shaking and the rnuscles in his/her neck were convulsing. This Agent could tell SOI I was very friglrtened, SOI 1 said the officer he/she had previously discussed as being involved in tho drug organization could now be identified because SOI t had seen this ofticer on television. This Agent believed SOI 1 was referring to Wllet WILLIAMS. SOI 1 said this particular ofhcer was involved with the "Savannah Eleven' in rhe 1990's.
explained that this officer and others were nevef arrested or charged during the investigation and thqr-never+toppe&thei*-il,legalactiviries- SOI--L sai[thispartjeulaeoffieeran{his cohq.rts ha,:l,g_been selling rnultiple kilograms ofcocaine for over ten years aud rvas very organized. SOI I explained how these officers are now high in rank lvithin the police departnrent and have a lbt of authority. SOI 1 told Agents to be very car eful because multiple police officers from various law enforcement agencies were a part of the organization and if comered would most likely resist with force, SOI I said this information oame from ANDERSON himself.

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SOI I was too afraid to say anything further about the officer in question, SOI 1 said Agents would have to set up a meeting with the defense attomey and the District Attomey before any additional information would be provided on the police oflicer.
interview with SOI 1, this Agent uas provided with a copy of the toll data Agent Lupus had been working on for the past few weeks. The data consisted of the phone numbers associated with tbe number (912-272-6461). This phone is being used by LAWTON. Agent Lupus rvas able to identiry possible users of the numbers corning-in contact rvith LAWTON's cell phone. One name which irnrnediateiy caught this Agent's attention rvas the narne Billy Leron MEDLOCK. Billy MEDLOCK After
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SR. was part of the Savannah eleven and received federal jail time. MEDLOCK SR. is a prior employee of Savannah Metro. Billy Leron Iv{EDLOCK is his son and he has a criminal history with arrests for armed robbery on two separate occasions, theft by receiving on two separate occasions, and other nrisdeneanor arrests, MEDLOCK was last arrested on December 3 l, 2008 and provided thepolice wirh a number of 912-220-6314. This is the nurnber which has come in contact with

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January 14' 2009. MOON has been anested in the past for robbery, probation violations, possession ofa firearm by a convictcd felon, possession of marijuana and controlled substances witl intent to distribule, sale ofcontrolled substance, aggravated assault on two separate occasions and possession of tools. Right arvay this Agent had discovered LAWTON spoke and dealt with known drug deaiers and violent oflenders. On February 18, 2009, Agent M. Delatorre, ADA J. Rothschild, DA D. Bums and this Agent met with the SOI I at a secure location. ADA Rothschild in particular wanted a thorough summary of everything sol I had provided in rhe pasr. sol I briefed everyone present on how ANDERSdN *u. able to t'ust SOI L Both ANDERSON and SOI I met at a halfuay house after being released from prisoir. They became friends and sol I soon began prirchasing multiple ounces ofciack and porvder cocaine fronr ANDERSON, how the first drug buy took place at 1463 East 40th steet. sol 1 explained that ANDERSON was driving and pulled into the driveway of the residence. SOI 1 explained described a black ntale wearing a police unifomr was seen for a brief moment when they first anived, SOI 1 remembers ANDERSON entered the residence and SOI I became afraid thinking a set up had taken place' ANDERS ON soon exited the residence and a second black male exited the residence also wearing a police type uniform. ANDERSON and the second black male spoke briefly. When ANDERSON entered the vehicle he rvas holding at least a quarter of a kilogram of cocaine, s9l1_4ry$d b purchasing at least half an ounce of cocaine from ANDERSoN. SoI I ycled at ANDERSON asking rvhy tJre police were around and if a set up had taken place. Accorcling to SOI ANDERSON explained that he rvorked for tlre offrcer by selling drugs for them and not to wony.
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SOI I was still upset and told ANDERSON to leave. ANDERSON told SOI 1 they could nor leave at that time. A minute or so later a marked police vehicle posted on the residence and ANDERSON said they could n-ow-leavs-' *- - - -.'
. SOI I remembered the driver of this marked vehicle was the sarne person observed when they first parked in the driveway. This time a second police officer was inside the vehicle. SOI I was later shown multiple pictures ofpolice officers in uniform, one ofwhich just happened to be of Oflicer SAWYER. The pictures had been selected at tandom and had been obtained by Capt. McBumey. SOI 1 looked at the picture and said something to the effect of'lhis looksjust like tbe guy from the second buy". Up until this point SAWYER had not been mentioned nor was he suspected as being part of illegal activities. It should be noted that SAWYER had been assigned to C.entral Precinct which covers the area where James WILLIAMS lived. SOI 1 was not one hundred percent because of the length of time which had past. SOI 1 wanted to be carefui and not accuse the wrong person but rvas almost positive of SAWYER being present during the second drug purchase. ANDERSON followed the marked police vehicle until it drove past SOI I's residence and then kept going. SOI I remembered being afraid because the officer already knew where to go and they were following the police vehicle.

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SOI 1 said the ,"cond .oouin. fr*hase happened vlty *rch fit tfrc |Irii Af"fnEnSON parked in the driveu'ay arid entered the residence. A short time later ANDbRSON entered the vehicle rvirh nrultiple ounces ofcocaine. They remained at the residence until a marked police vetricle drove past, SOI I said the same black male officer from the frst drug buy was driving and rhis time a second black male officer was inside the vehicle. Agaiq they were escorted by the police vehicle. SOI 1 said this organization was selling high grade marijuana, cocaine and ecstasy pills in targe amounts, SOI I remembered seeing this same officer inside a gas station at Victory and Waters Avenue. The officer was wearing a police unifonn and the two said hello to each other. SOI I said helshe was always afraid ofthe officers, whicb was the reason he/she decided not to join the organization when asked by ANDERSON. SOI I began discussing how, one day rvhile rvatching the television with ANDERSON and others in Coastal. This rvas a day or before the presidential inauguration and they were watching the news. SOI 1 rvatched as police officers were boarding buses and loading luggage. SOI I saw a black male rvearing a blue watm up type outfit and recognized this pelson as the salne person who had escorted l0

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This Agent was present on the day in question and did notice the media was present filming officers loading the buses before departing the Oglethorpe mall. Willet MLLIAMS was present on this day and was wearing an outfit like SOI t had described. Willet WILLIAMS holds the rank of Star Corpora!, which is a supervisor's position. The raok is very similar to the rank of Sergeant. Willet WILLIAMS has been an employee of SavannahMetro since the early 1990's. Willet\ilLLIAMS was an employee duting the Savannah eleven investigations.

WLLIAMS. Willet and James WLLIAMS have contacted each other via cell phone often. This was discovered after checking the first tolls tom October 8-Novernber 28, 2008. A check of the Tiburon system shows Willet WILLIAMS provided a phone number of 912-844:8991during an accident investigation. This Ageht shorved sever:al pictures of black police officers in unifoun. SOI I showed no interest until the fourth picture of Willet WILLIAMS was seen. SOI I was pretty certain Willet WILLIAMS was the person viewed on television. SOI I requested the video ofthe broadcast in order to be one hundred petcent positive. It should be noted that SOI I was always cautious when providing information or iooking at pictrues. SOI I krew the case was very sensitive and did not want to provide any information unless he/she Willet WILLIAMS is the brotherof
James

was certain it was accurate. This was something this Agent appreciated because often time's informants or cooperating defendants will try and deceive police officers in order to improve their situation. Agen6 attempted to obtain a copy of the video broadcast but were unable to obain a copy.
be noted that although inadmissible, the SOI was given two polygraph tests by retired Chatham County police Major Freeman. SOI 1 passed both polygraph examinations,

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information received, The request was granted by Judge Karpf on March 6, 2009. The Pen Register became active on March 9, 2009. KFIAALIS rvas well aware of the Pen Register and did have access rothe informatiorraf anylime; The-Pen-Regrster-wasup and-running-for- (60)-days-During- this-timo. .-. James WILLIAMS was using the phone regularly, Towards the end of the (60) days, Lt. Smith decided to conduct a surveillance operation.
On April 16,2009 at approximately 1530 hours, Agents began conducting surveillance at Coastal State Prison. This surveillance was unanticipated and was announced by Lt. Smith at approxirnately 1500 hours to the agents participating, Agents Cuyer, M. Delatorre, Roshi Smith, Desautels, KHAAI-IS along with this Agent were present for the surveiilauce operation. Jn the weeks prior rhis surveillance date, there was no mention or aciiviry involved in this investigation, which is why Lt. Smith decided to conduct surveillance.

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Agents planned on following James WILLLAMS from the prison in order to observe his aetivities. Somewhere around 1630 hours KF{AALIS, while parked at Coastal State Prison, requested permission to contact Willet WILLIAMS and inquire about his brother James WILLIAMS and when he rvould get off from work, This Agent denied the request because it did not seem logical for KHAAus-tesa.llesfusksbqqtl'ao.1qs WILLIAMS a!eu, Ag4.q,M&4LI$ nelertold thiq Ag nt !e had any relationship with Willet WILLIAMS. So why would KHAALIS offer to contact a knoirntarget and inquire about Willet WILLTAMS brother Janres WILLIAMS, This is not a rbutine investigative tool and it made no sense until later in the investigation, It was not until the nronth of May that it was discovered KHAAI-IS had in fact contacted Willet WILLIAMS rnultiple times before James WILLIAMS left work, This was obtained frorn toll records on James W]LLIAMS', KFIAAIIS' and Willet WILLIAMS cellphone. The toll records were not obtained until May of 2009.

WILLIAMS left the prison at approximately 1730 hours and Agents foilowed. Iames WILLIAMS arrived at his residence at approximately 1755 hours and entered his residence. Jarnes WILLIAMS did not rnake any stops on his way home. It should be noted that Warden Ammons later
James

explained to this Agent it was not normal for sorneone to remain at rvork after the shift ended. This was unless the corrections offrcer was going to rvork overtime, rvhich consisted of at least a four hour' shift. Janres MLLIAMS should have ended his shift between the hours of 1600 and 1630 hours.

According to toll records we received in May, Willet VILLIAMS had contacted KIIAALIS at
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approximately 1706 hours. Within tJre next few minutes around 6 different phone calls were made between KIIAALIS and Willet WILLIAMS. Out of the 6 different phone calls, approximately 2-3 of the calls were over one minute in length, meaning a conversation occuned, It only takes a few seconds to make a very briefstatement to someone and then hang up- As stated in the previous paragraph at around 1730 hours James WILLIAMS finally left Coastal State Prison and drove home. It is believed KFIAALIS infonned Willet WLLIAMS the CNT were going to follow James

WILLIAMS ftomwork. At approxirnateiy
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Agent M. Delatone rvas the closest Agent to the residence and rvas parked facing the side of the residence, facing Bee Road. Agent M. Delatorre reported James WILLIAMS walked to edge of his drivervay on Bee Road and looked down each street as if he were looking for something. Iames WILLIAMS was on his cell phone at the time. Other CNT Agents were parked in the sunounding blocks and were not visible to James WILLIAMS.
as he spoke on the phone.

on James WILLIAMS' telephone and toll records of Willet WIIIAMS, show James MLLIAMS and Willet WILLIAMS rvere speaking at the exact same time James WTLLIAMS was outside. Within a few minutes after James MLLIAMS exited the residence a

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marked police vehicle slowly drove past Agent M. Delatorre as if looking for something.

According to Agent M. Delatorre, the officer was a black male who wore glasses and was driving vehicle nunber (498a). The officer drove past and looked at the Agent while driving slowly. By this time James WILLIAMS was out of sight. Agent M. Delatone later told this Agent, "I immediately felt chills going down my spine and felt for my safety at that time due to the marked unit, I felt we rvdre compromised for sure at that point''.

At approximately I843 hours, James WLLIAMS exited the residence again briefln looking around, and then re-enters the residence. At 1847 hours, Iames WILLIAMS backs out of the garage and heads north on Bee Road. At the same tiure the same marked police vehicle drove past Agent M. Delatorre for a second time. It seems suspicious the nrarked police vehicle drove past Agent M. Delatone both times Janes WILLIAMS exited his residence. Agent M. Delatone remained at the residence as other Agents follorved James WILLIAMS away fron the residence.
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James WILLIAMS drove to a shopping center on Wallin and Victory Drive. James WILLIAMS parked his vehicle and entered the Dollar General Store. At 1852 hours Agent M. Delatorre reported seeing ii whilerolored;4door vehicle anive and pult into the garage;This-vehicle-is-believed-to belong to Willet WILLIAMS based on the fact that he owns a vehicle similar to this. Agents believe Wiliet WILLIAMS arrived at the residence once James WILLIAMS left in order to secure illegal drugs and contraband from the residence. James WILLIAMS exited the Dollar General Store after a short time and canied a bag in his hands. James MLLIAMS then entered the Kroger Grocery Store. James WILLIAMS exited this store a few minutes later carrying another bag.

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WILLIAMS then drove to a different shopping center on Skidarvay and Victory Drive. Agents believe fames WILLIAMS entered the CVS Store. Iarnes WILLIAMS soon exited the store and enters his vehicle, James WILLIAMS an'ived at his residence at approxirnately 1922 hours and entered the second garage door. It should be mentioned that the garage doors are quickly closed when opened. The surveillance operation was shut down at this time, At the conclusion ofthe surveillance, this Agent and others involved in the surveillance felt like the surveillance operation bad somehow been compromised, This was supported by the obvious change in behavior during the suneillance by James WILLLAMS. It was because of this agreement between participating agents of the surveillance that the sutveillancr-had-baen co,ruprorilised thetsgentp.hunie4bcs-k tp t"be CNT-sffige to, deferdlg who Jarnes WILLIAMS had been speaking to while he was outside. Agents later discoveled James WILLfAMS was talking to Willet WILLIAMS rvhile he was outside looking around and when the marked police vehicle first drove past Agent M. Delatorre. This rvas determined by checking the toll
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records and the cal[ times,.based on the times these incidents took place.

LL Smith was informed oftle surveillance operation results and as a result he asked for assistance from Sgt. Lupris. Sgt Lupus is a current supervisor in Central Precinct. Sgt. Lupus was asked to provide the name of the officer who drove past Agent M. Delatorre. The only information later
obtained is that the marked patrol vehicie rvas not assigrred to
a

patrol function in that area,

specifically asked this Agent a day after the surveillance operation if a toll request would be sought for Willet VILLIAMS cell phone. This Agent told KIIAALIS, a toll request had already been requested but Lt Sntith had denied the request for Willet WILLIAMS cell phone due to hirn being a police officer. Lt. Smith wanted additional evidence before reguesting the toll records on Willet 1VILLIAMS cell phone. This Agent did nor think anything of this question

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since KHAALIS was assisting with the investigation to this point, It is believed that KFIAALIS madi no mention about having contact rvith Willet WILLIAMS on the day ofthe surveillance operation because the denied request by Lt. Smith. In other words KI{AALIS felt safe because he was informed tolls would not be requested on Willet WILLIAMS cell phone, It should be mentioned that KFIAALIS had still not informed this Agent he had spoken with Willet WLLIAMS on the day of rhe surveillince. KHAALIS' involvernent was not known until tolls on Willet WILLIAMS cell phone number 912-844-8991 were received in lhe nronth of May 2009 aff.er a toli request was rnade due to the suspicious activity on April 16th.

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This Agent informed TFO Broome of the request denial for Willet WILLIAMS phone and he requested the data via the DEA. This incident took place immediately following the surveillance operation. Once the toll data was received up until April I5ti, it was realized that KHAAIIS had been withlrolding information and was possibly a suspect himself as he had several telephone contacts with Willet WLLIAMS which were not mentioned to this Agent or Lr Srnith.

it was very suspicious that KI{AAIIS was talking to Willet WILLIAMS after having knowledge that he was target of an crirninal investigation, that he did not notifr anyone of his interaction rvith Willet WILLIAMS, and specifrcally asking if a pen or toll information would be obtained on Witlet WLLIAMS cell phone. KIIAALIS should not irave had any contact with WILLET during the surveillance operation.
fJpon seeing the initial set of tolls from Willet MLLIAMS cell phone, the alerted behavior by James WILLLAMS on April 16n things began to make more sense. At that time this Agen! Agent M, Delatone, TFO Broome and SIA Sarhatt felt that the call detail records and the suspicious behavior by KHAALIS during the Weeks foltowingthe investigation suggested KHAAIIS and Willet WILLIAMS compromised the investigation. KIIAALIS was never made aware of the toll request or results for Willet WILLIAMS cell phone. After observing KHATAIIS' CNT telephone number (912547.-1232) on Willet WILLIAMS tolls, TFO Broome requested a second set of tolls, to include April 16ft, specificaliy to see if KHAALIS'ceil phone numbershowedup on Willet WILLIAMS tolls for

It

is not suspicious for two officer's to speak with one another, however,

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participating in the surveillance of James WLLIAMS at Coastal State Prison, KJIAALIS was actually parked at the prison waiturg on James WILLIAMS to leave when these calls took place. KI:IAaALIS was tlteelosest Agent-to-Janres WII-LIAMS untilhe ]e,ft- wor.k

During the month ofMay, toll analysis of WiIIetWILLIAMS cell phone number (912).844-8991 from March 16,2009 to April 15, 2009 showed that KHAALIS, utilizing his CNT cellular telephone (912) 547-1232, contacted Willet WILLIAMS approximately 8 times ttnoughout that time fiame. TFO Broome requested toll information on Willet WLLIAMS cell phone (912) 844-8991 from April 15,2009 to May 05, 2009 (the date ofthe request). Toll analysis showed that on April 16,2009 (rhe date of the surveillance on James WILLIAMS) Agent KIIAALIS and Willet WLLIAMS contacted each other 7 times between I 706 hours and I 7 1 3 hours.

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At that timq KIIAALIS was at Coastal State Prison conducting surveillance on Janres WtrLLIAMS, Willet WILLIAMS brother. Toll analysis also shows that 3 minutes after Wllet WILLLAMS last call with KIIAAIIS, Willet WILLIAMS and CNT Agent R. GERIDO utilizing CNT cellular telephone (912) 547-1155 contacted each other 6 tirnes behveen 1716 hours 1742 hours. Toll analysis also shows that James MLLIAMS and Wllet WLLIAMS contacted each other 3 times at the exact sarue time (lplJe$qs WIILI{\,1^S eai1.gd.bis ry_q=d-elCg l-9-Ck_1tggp=pld d9y,4 49 streels ne.qq his residence, Toll analysis also sholed that time KHAAUS and GERIDb also had Contict duiineTht tine ofihC surveillance, This led Agerrt's to bdlieve Gerido nlay have been involved with KHAILIS and Willet WILLIAMS.
On June 16, 2009 KI{AALIS' cell phone (912-547-1232)had contact with 912-844-8991 Willet WILLIAMS cell phone for approximately 4 minutes. This was the only contact since the surveillance of James WILLIAMS by KI{AALIS. This lag in contact tilre only furthered agents' belief that KHAALIS had compromised the investigation by alerting Willet MLLIAMS, *'ho in tum alerted James WILLIAMS- KIIAjIIS and Wllet WILLIAMS avoided contact with one another to avoid drawing attention to each other.
Betrveen May and June of2009, TFO Broome requests and obtains Trap and Trace (Pen Orders) for James WILLIAMS' personal telephone, Willet VILLIAMS two personal telephones, Rodney GEzuDOS CNT telephone, KITAALIS' personal telephone and KIIAALIS' CNT telephone. TFO Broorne later obtains a Pen Order for Witlet WILLIAMS SCMPD work telephone. All oen orders

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were federally obtained and authorized by the Honorable G,R. Smith of the Southern District Georgia. These Pen orders were renewed and maintained for approximately 12 months.

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During the year of Pen analysis, TFO Broorne received numerous "hits" from DEA entities which . showed rnultiple calis to numbers associated to other drug investigations throughout the US. These calls rvere made to knorvn drug trafficking organization's not only based in the United States but also in Mexico. Sorne of the numbers called were part of active DEA cases. CNT databases also showed a link frorn the di{ferent phone nurlbers to multiple numbers associated with drug organizations and individuals in the Savarurah area. All Pen data and subscriber lists are available for analysis. Some of these calls were made from personal cell phones as well as work cell phones. This Agent had been assigned to the DEA oflice in order to continue with the investigation. One thing the DEA felt had to be done rvas for CNT agents to believe the investigation had ended. This was especially true once it was discovered KHAAIIS was a suspect. Lt, Smith rvas aware this Agent had been sent to the DEA to assist in the investigation. It was decided this Agent would type nulnerous "falsd' DEA reports. The reports rvould be in reference to this Agent making numerous drug purchases in various rural areas of Georgia. The reports stated this Agent had been working in ao undercover capacity, working cases not associated with the James WILLIAMS and WILLET investigation.
This Agent placed many of these reports on top of the desk at CNT, knowing Lt Snrith rvould see the reports and guestion them. This was done when numerous CNT agents present. When Lt. Smith came by the desk he noticed the reports and began to question the reason for the drug purchases. The key was this was done irr the presence of other CNT agents, This Agetrt informed Lt. Smith the DEA flumerous drug purchases had been done in order to assist with a DEA investigation ofa Hispanic' drug organization hours away ftom the Savannah area, This Agent added that this gtoup had nothing to do with the James WILLIAMS and Willet VILLIAMS investigation. Lt. Smith arurorurced he was displeased rvith this Agent working a different case. This Agent announced the James WILLIAMS and Mllet MLLIAMS investigation had "died out" and nothing was happenjng with it. The plan u'orked because agents such as Roshi Smith began discussing this rvith multiple agents at CNT, It was not long before other CNT@diilteie asking this Agent questions about the "fake" new c6se. This Agent was sent back to the CNT on Juty 04, 2009. This rvas just another thing done in order to
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rnake it appear the entire case had "died down" and was no longer being investigated. KIIAALIS was aware this Agent had been assigned to the DEA to actively work the case. Upon retuming to the CNT, KIhALIS frequently'asked this Agent-for-any-and all updateson.the investigation, This Agent had been instructed to let people know the case was no longer being worked since no new information had been obtained. This was exactly what this Agent told KI{AALIS when he asked for updates.

of former CNT agenrs who were stealing money and drugs from local drug dealers in 2003-2004, An investigation had been conducted by the FBI but they were unable to find enough evidence to charge anyone. This was not the only tirne KHMIIS' name was mentioned as being involved with illegal activities as a CNT
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Sometime in 2008, two CNT agents provided information to a federal agency in reference to KFIAAUS. The agents explained an incident where they had signed up a confidential informant who planned on making drug purchases from someone associated to KJIAAIIS' soon to be ex wife at the time. KTIAAI-IS was arvare of the identity of this inf,ormant along rvith the two CNT agents who signed up lhgin&rogn[. 'When an informant is signed up, their identities are protectbd by the controlling agents. Informants are not known by a name, they are assigned a number. Informants are referred in reports by their number only. KHAALIS was one of the few who knew this number along with who the informant planned on purchasing drugs from. Within a day or two after being signed up, the informant was approached by a target and identified as an uformant for the CNT, When tbe informant attempted to deny any inv'olvement with law enforcemenl the target referrEd to the infomrant by their informant numbsr. The target added that "little fifiy'' had told him about the informant working for the police. This is a street narne KHAALIS has been known to use in the past. The informant told the controlling agents. The agents lvere concemed enough to inform this particular federal agency they believed KIIAAIIS was involved rvith illegal activities. The agents did not wish to be identified by name for their safbty.

This'Agent received an injury which required months of therapy in mid July 2009. Lr mid August, tlris Agent secretly began wolking at the DEA office. This rvas done in order to keep KHAALIS and I8

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others from discovering the case was still ongoing. The only people at CNT who were aware of this were Commander Harris, Lt, Smith and Agent M. Delatone. The injury acted as a cover in order for KHAALiS to feel at ease. On JuJy 74,2009 agents discovered during a meeting with the AUSA Jarres WILLIAMS Durham that on June 22, 2009 Willet WILLIAMS and KHAALIS's girlfriend/future wife (Nicole Lovett) borh had their credit checked by AT&T. It was believed KIIAALIS and Wllet WILLIAMS were artenrpting to change cell phone providers and/or cell phone numbers.

Another incident which made agents of the CNT, DEA, and FBI suspicious of KHMLIS was when KIIAALIS reflrsed to assist the FBI in an investigation without knorving the identity of FBI confidential informant (CI). CNT agents have assisted other agencies in the past without knowing the CI identity and KFIA3J,IS was well aware of this fact. This investigation rvas later rvorked by a difflerent CNT agent ufio worked the case as originally planned. This occurred sometime in 2009. (The exact date can be discovered ifneeded).

After secretly working at the DEA, for a few months this Agent retumed to the CNT in order to observe KI{AALIS. It was around this time Agent Epley began rvorking a Title III investigation on Tamir BLACKSHEAR and his organization. This Agent was sent back in order to observe and report any suspicious activities by KHAALIS. While the Title III was bein! rvorked, Agent M. Delatone was getting ready for his Title II( investigation to begin, Agent Epley's case ended in late November of 2009. Agent M. Delatone began his Title III investigation in early December of 2009,
On November 9, 2009 at approximately 1303 hours, this Agent was in the wire room at the CNT office along with KHAALISI A cell phone began to ring and KHAALIS lookdd at his phone and said "this is WILLET" and ansrvered the phone. This Agent continued to look at the computer monitor and not pay any attention to KFIAALIS. KFIAALIS was then over heard saying something to the effect of"I haven't been able to do tlat, we've been busy'', KTIAALIS then got quiet for a few seconds and then exited the room where he continued his telephone conversation outside of the building. This Agent could hear KHAALIS speaking outside ofthe roonr but was unable to understand dre content of the conversation,

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For the most part KHAALIS did not do anything out of the ordinary during Agent Epley's Title III case. KHA-AIIS had been arvare of the case Agent M. Delatorre had been working. The main targets of this case were Hezekiah MURDOCK and Joshua VARNER aka SCREITV, Agent M. Delatorre had run into several problerns with this case. On numerous occasions I\4(IRDOCK, but specifically VARNER, would "drop" his cell phone whenever a new Pen Register was obtained, KFIAALIS tvas aware each time a new Pen Register had been granted. Even though KHAALIS was a suspect. no one else at the CNT was aware and therefore KIIAALIS had access to any updates in this investigation.
had even atternpted more than once to obtain information on different targets associated with MLIRDOCK. This was done by KIIAALIS requesting intelligence reports from Agents Wood, Kovach and Wheeless, who were assigned to the intelligence unit at the time. This Agent was told , this information by Agent M. Delatorre, who had received this from Agent Wood. Apparently, KI{AALIS requested infonnation on Deauntay SMALLS frorn WOOD, Kovach and Wheeless at separate times. The three of them mentioned to each other that KHAAIIS had approached each of

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them rrguesting=thisiuforuatior. EorsxalaBb:uh,e[I_A{4dllg-rcqUested thqln:bnast_lo,s on SMALLS from Agent Wood and did not receive anything, KHAALIS would then request the same infonnation from Kovach and then Wheeless. It was not until the three ofthem discussed this rvith each'other that they realized KHAALIS had done the same tbing with othet targets associated with

MURDOCK andVARNER.
Agent Wood informed Agent M. Delatorre, who was the case agent for the investigation. Agent Wood along with every other CNT agent is aware that during an investigation, the tase agent or cocase agent are the only ones who are to obtain pertinent infonnation on their targets. KHAAIIS had been assigned to the CNT for over 6 years and was well aware ofthis. Agents Wood and Agent M. Delatorre informed Lt. Smith of KI{AALIS' actions. Agent Wood rvas told not to provide KF{AALIS with any information in reference to the MURDOCK investigation. KHAALIS rvas aware VARNER rvas a possible target but it was "downplayed". Lt. Smith then questioned KHAATIS in reference to his actions. According to Lt. Smith, KHAA-LIS could not provide an explanation on why he had requested information on targets of the I{IIRDOCK investigation.

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Everyone in the major case unit was aware a Title III had been granted for MURDOCK's cell phone. The DEA, who were assisting in the investigation decided not to infoffrr everyone involved a Tille III on VARNER's cell phone was in the work. The reason had been because VARNER had already dropped his cell phorie when Pen Register Orders had been signed months earlier. People were now Ied to believe nothing could be done with VARNER since his cell phone had been "dropped,' in the pasr.

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On December 20,2009 at approximately 0205 hours, Leonardo MCMILLAR was anested by GSP and the Garden City Police Department, MCMILLAR, who according to other sources have said was a large scale cocaine dealer. [n the early moming hours of December 20 20 10, CNT Agent Epley received a telephone call from KHAAIIS asking for details of the stop involving MCMILLAR, (Agent Epley is a Garden City officer and was in the wire room at the time of the call) TFO Broome looked at the tolls and observed that KHAALIS was contacted by Kenneth Gibbons, a "bormty hunter/Cl" in the rniddle of the night on December 206. KIIAALIS and Agent Epley responded to the Garden City Police Departnrent and obtained the cell phones which were seized from MCMILLAR. KFIAALIS took possession of the cell phones, keeping them on his person at all times, even rvhen alonb. KHAALIS did not log the phones into evidence at that time. KFIAAIIS instead applied for and obtained a warrant for the contents of the cellphones. However, Agent Wood stated that the celt fhones were out of their evidence bags and sitting on desk *'hen he obtainedthe phones from KIIAALIS to be downloaded. TFO Broome ordered tolls on the phones for comparison with the content oftbe phones. However, call history is not downloaded, only the telephone numbers/contacts. Thus, if the call history had been altered by KHAALIS, TFO Broome would not have the information from the telephones for compariso4 only rhe tolls from MCMILLAR. A comparison can be made at a later date if the seized telephones are obtained,

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that SOt I had provided TFO Broome with additional information on the organization. SOI 1 named MCMILLAR as the head of the organization and he had numerous persons who sold drugs for him. This included Prince Crawford JONES, who KIIAALIS had reported years earlier, rvas a target of his. MCMILLAR was also a "target" of KIIAAIIS'. Since KHAALIS had identified then both as a target ofhis, he would be the only agent to reeeive additional information on tfiem. If another agent obtained infonnation on either ofthen they rvould

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KHAALIS. The CNT has reeeived information on both and has attempted to make cases on JONES and MCMILLAR. KIIAALIS was aware of these cases and each failed to be productive-. A-gent lfatfor&attemptedtoworLrcase-on-MeAzflLl-A&whicfo'tflft:AtrIS assistetrwitlrand it also failed to be productive. KHAALIS listed multiple persons associated with MCMILLAR,s organization as his targets. People such as James WLLIAMS, KENNEDY, Eryan THOMSON and Jaudon MCKAY are involved with MCMILLAR. TFO Broome attempted to work this organization by making controlled drug purchases with SOI I but things never seemed to work out.
Another target of KIIAALIS'was Josh VARNER himself. During the MURDOCK investigation, things took place which were odd at the time but could not be fully explained. VARNER dropped his phone no less than tfuee different times. It is common for drug dealers to drop cell phones regularly however; VARNER seenred to have some type ofuncanny knowledge ofrvhen to drop his cell phone. One thing Agent M. Delatorre did in order to "flush out'' the leak in the investigation was to Asecretly begin intercepting VARNERs cell phone at the DEA office. This was done for a few weeks and then the VARNER cell phone was transferred over to CNT, The DEA, Corrunander Harris, Agent M, Delatorre and this Agent rvere aware of the VANRER cell phone being monitored, Within a very short time, VARNER dropped his cell phone again. This was during the same time rvhen KIUJ\LIS was a$empling tqtange[. CNT-aCcqlslnrlqlw4]*ilitltlberase bja saying the DEA was, withholding information from the CNT. KHAALIS was very angry because he was not aware of certaii details of the investigation, KHAALIS mention'ed the DEA were doing things behind the backs of CNT. SOI I said Willet WILLIAMS, James MLLIAMS along rvith other officers, worked for MCMILLAR' MCMILLAR was able to thrive in the drug industry in Savarnah because the police officers were working for him. It makes perfect sense now why no one at CNT had been able to work a case on JONES or MCMILLAR, even though the CNT had received numerous bits of information
on them.

SOI I had been released ftom prison and agreed to continue working in reference to this investigation. SOI 1 was kept away frorn the Savannah area as much as possible. SOI I began trying to make contact with ANDERSON's family mernbers in order to keep in touch with him after being released from prison. SOI I would eventualiy nreet rvith ANDERSON's family rnenrbers on several occasions jn order to give thenr money to be placed on ANDERSON's books.

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TFA Broome applied for a consensual Title III intercept, on a cell phone provided to SOI l. The sole purpose was for SOI I to speak with ANDERSON, rvho had access to a cell phon€ inside the prisol. SOI I was finally able to speak with ANDERSON and the two spoke on numerous occasions.
Analysis of call detail records show that Percy June ANDERSON, utilizing cellular telephone number (912) 433-6166, and SOI 1, utilized cellular telephone number (912) 505-?222 contacted one another numerous thnes. During one ofthese conversations on November 19,2009 ANDERSON advised SOI I the rvarden had seized and read all ofhis personal maii to ensure that he was not having any personal dealings with any officers, On Novenrber 25,2009, ANDERSON asked SOI I to purchase a Verizon phone card so that ANDERSON could add nriuutes to his cellular telephone.
On Deceraber 01, 2009 SOI I asked if "PII\4[P", refening to James WILLIAMS, was sti[| working the back gate. ANDERSON stated that they moved'?IMP" to the Larvn Mower Crew. ANDERSON also stated tbat his smuggled cellular telephone cost him $250.00 and approxirrately $2,00 per day. During a telephone conversation on December 02, 2009 SOI I gives ANDERSON the pin nurnbei for a Verizon phone card so that ANDERSON can add minutes to his cellular telephone. This call rvas not recorded due to tecl'nical difficulties, however, SOI I stated that during *ris sarne conversation ANDERSON stated that he was going to give Jarnes WILLIAMS, SOI l's telephone number so rhat SOI I and James'WILLIAMS could coordinate getting telephones into the prison. On the same date another call was placed to ANDERSON at w-hich trnre SOI I left a voice message reminding ANDERSON to give James WILLIAMS SOI l 's telephone number, On December 05, 2009 SOI I and ANDERSON discussed the transactions with James WILLIAMS which SOI 1 initialty advised agents, During this convetsation, ANDERSON stated that at that time he was dealing with James WILLIAMS 'treavily in the streets".

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On January 12, 2010, this Agent received infomration from Agent M. Delatorre in reference to KFIAAIIS' According to Agent M. Delatone, KIIAALIS was showing a special iderest in a particular female which had corne up in the MURDOCK investigation and yras shos,n to have an associition with Agent R. Gerido and has associations with area drug dealers.
KJ{AALIS began speaking with Agent Wood (Intel Unit) in'reference to this female. KSAALIS wanted an intelligence check completed on this fernale. Agent Wood believed rhis to be strange since
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Agent Wood in tum told Agent M. Delatorre about the request. KTIAALIS has rnade similar requests rvith other suspects involved in the Murdock investigation. KI{AAIIS has gone to Agents Wood, Kovach and the civilian Nancy Wheeless with intelligence requests. KHAAIIS would go to each of thern separately in an attempt to obtain more infomration independently that orre or all tvould/could not provide. Agent M. Delatorre had secretly been preparing a Title III affidavit for VARNER's cell phone. Few CNT agents were aware of this, KHA{IS did not knorv until the minimization briefing, The Title III rvas approved in late January 2010. On January 27,2070 while at the Minhnization briefing at 1230 hours at CNT, fiA Spears stated that KHAALIS had a shocked iook on his face ra'hen US Attomey Durharn mentioned that the nerv minirnization rvas for VARNER's cell phone. Most CNT Agents were unaware VARNER was a primary target until this minirnization briefing,

the request did not come from the actual case Agent (M. Delatone). KHAAIIS wanted an intelligence check.ofthis female and wanted to receive any information found on her given to

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During minimization uiiinngs, tit"G"a aiiorney exptains all the r"grt ;p;.i; of the case. Rules ire discussed and questions are iurswered. Lt. Smith also goes over rules ofhis oivn and one ofthe main rules is to make sure everyone understands the chain of cornmand for the investigation. The case Agent is the pexon responsible for making decisions and no one is allowed to conduct any overt acts without the approval of the case Agent. Since KFIAALIS has been a part of nunrerous Title Itr investigations, he is well aware. of this.

After the bdeling, KHAAUS was supposed to retum to the wire room and remain until the end of his shift. At 1500 hours, this Agent noticed that KHAALIS had Ieft the wire room. KHAALIS teft fie wire room and returned at approximately 1700 hours, time for him to get off of work. KHAALIS was scheduled to be in the wire room as a rnonitor that day until 1700 hours, so his leaving and not acting as a monitor in the wire roorn at all after the minimization as he was scheduled to, became suspicious later in the evening when the VAINER Iine became active. This was not the only time KHAALIS would leave the wire room for hours at a time. During this investigation KFIAALIS would disappear a:rd no one woutd know his rvhereabouts. Agents began referring to KHAATIS as ,,walk

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about Jones" because it was done so Aequently.

On January 27,2010 at approximately 1700 hows, the sarne date, VARNER received an incoming telephone call advising him to drop his telephone. VARNER in tum called Murdock and told him to do the same with his telephone. S/A Sarhatt listened to the calls on the dropped VARNER line and stated that at approdmately 1700 hours, VARNER received an incoming call telling him to drop the phone. This call was only half intercepted (VARNER's voice only). VARNER makes a comment to the effect "Iln not talking on rny flip". No data about the incoming caller was received. TFO Broome later reviewed the Pen information on KHAAIIS' telephone and observed that it uas very active in the hours following the minirnization, during the same hours that KFIAALIS was away from the CNT office. TFO Broome discovered that KIIAALIS had contact with Kenneth GIBBONS (the sarne individual who contacted KHAALIS re: MCMILLAR), during the minimization hearing. Due to the number of calls, TFO Broome could not request tolls on all of the numbers to find a link back to the source who notified VARNER to drop his phone. Agents only know that the incident happened and that it was very suspicious; KHAALIS left the rvire room and upon his return, VARNER receives a call infomring him to drop his cell phone, S/A Sarhatt asked for all the narnes ofAgents who knew about the VARNER line goingup. From this point on KHA{IS was frequently'stining up other CNT Agerlts in reference to the'OEA withholding information from CNT because they did not trust agents, KIIAAIIS rvould ahvays ger upset and cause othen to do the same. This went on multiple more than once and at different times during the almost 6 uronth Title III investigation. This reoccurrence was anothet "red flag" that agents observed from KHAALIS. KHAALIS was well aware the DEA rvas withholding information and attempted more than once to upset othbr CNT agents rvorking on the casc. During the time ollate January to early Februuy 2010, Agent Desauteis was conducting research on You-Tube. This was in reference to the MURDOCK investigation, tying to ideiliry different rappers associated with MURDOCK. Agent Desautels located a rap video with Officer SAWYER of the SCMPD rvas apart of the video in uniform. Since SOI I had previously picked out SAWYER as a participant during a second drug purchase with ANDERSON, it was believed that KIIAAIIS would possibly try and wam SAWYER of the video.

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This Agent was directed to locate and begin discussing the video when KIIAALIS was present in order to find out if he would in fact rvarn SAWYER. When this happened, Lt. Smith was also in the roonrand-since he-had-no-idea'abouf the-plan-he rnade a bigdeai-about-it ani:l-went-to'speak with ---- Captain McBumey in reference to the video. Lt. Smith refumed a short time later and wanied additional information in order to inform Internal Affairs. This ruined the plan at that time. On February 13, 2010 KHAALIS rvas scheduled to work with Agents Hanis and Guyer in the wire roour as monitors. Meaning they rvere to rernain inside the wire room from 1700-0200 hours monitoring phone calls. Around 2230 hours, a call was intercepted between MIIRDOCK and a female who had already been identified by the case Agent. The trvo had planned to meet each within the hour. KHAALIS told Agents Harris and Guyer he was going to get something to eat and left the wire room,

,.-. A short time later they over heard KHAAL.IS requesting a marked police vehicle perform a traffic stop. Agent Guyer contacted KHAALIS aad inquired whether or not KHAAIIS had spoken with the case Agent. KHAAIIS responded by saying "yes and no" and that he "somewhat" discussed rnaking a traffic stop with the case Agent. Lt. Smith received a call tom Sgt. Keruredy inquiring as to the probabla.eauqe for &_cqefd! stoJ, Il wguurll&tls_L Kenned_ y_grlaqted Lt Lrtri&.4-rdlltl A_IJ.E . inlorm him aboul the stop. According to Lt. Smith, KHAALIS said he had spoken with the case Agent about conducting the stop.
Case Agent M. Delatorre rvas Iater asked by Lt, Smith if KTIAALIS had spoken with him in reference to conducting this tr4ffic stop and he said KHAAIIS did not speak with him on the matter. KIIAALIS has served as not only a monitor but also on surveillance during a Title III investigation and iS rvell aware, no overt actions are taken without the permission ofthe case Agent. KTIAAIIS had already lied to Agent Guyer and Lt Smith thus far.

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On February 13,20t0, Lt. Smith spoke with KHAALIS in reference to the trallic stop. KHAAIIS admitted that he had not spoken with anyone in reference to the traflic stop and that he rvas just being ploactive. Lt. Smith asked KI{AAIIS why he lied to hin on the phone as rvell as Agent Guyer. KI{AAIIS could not explain why he lied. When questioned firrther, K}IAALIS still could not explain his actions. Lt. Smith began to insist KIIAAI'IS be transferred frorn the unit after he adnritted he lied. It was at this thne Lt. Snrith rvas infonned by Director Haris of the investigation involving

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KHAAIIS at CNT in order to keep track of his actions.

In March of2010, the FBI received authorization to install a tracking device on the CNT vehicle of was away for military training at the tirne. This Agent along with TFO Broome picked up KTIAALIS vehicle from the county garage at rvhich time a tracker was placed on the vehicle. The tracker rvas placed on the vehicle by the FBL TFO Broome then dropped KIIAALIS CNT vehicle olfat the CNT office. Even though KJIAALIS left his vehicle at the county garage for rnaintenance, it is not uncomrnon for another agent to drive another vehicle fion the garage back to the CNT oflice.

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While KHAALIS was away on rniliury leavq he contacted different CNT agents wanting any updates on the case. This was done on an almost daily basis according to Agent Desautels. Once KIIA3LIS returned from training he began to inquire how his vehicle arived at CNT. KHA.ALIS had left the vehicle at the county garage. KHAALIS became loud and boisterous demanding to know who picked up his vehicle from the garage and why it had been moved. KHAALIS then began to give the vehicle a thorouglr inspectionjust outside of the whe room, This Agent was present and noticed how nervous KHA{IS was on this day. This Agent observed KHAALIS search the entire vehicle as if he w-ete searching for something. For some readon the passengers windorv would not work mom'entarily. KFIAALIS was told that CNI Agent Gonzalez had picked up the vehicle from the garage as he often does. Fmm this point on, KIIAAIIS very rarely drove tris vehicle, but instead borrowed and drove a spare CNT truck. His behavior and actions again made agents suspicious. Only zur individual with something to hide would act in this manner. KFIAALIS continued using other CNT vehicles even after being told to discontinue using other CNT vehicles besides his own, During this investigation, numerous techniques were used in order to move the case along. On March 23,2010 Agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation planned to have an infonnant place an anonymous blocked call number into the main line at the CNT building by callng9l2-652-3900. With the assistance of CNT Director Roy Harris, CNT Major Case Lt. Rusty Smith, and this Agent KHAALIS rvould be the only agents in the building capable of accepting the anonynous call. The plan was to have the aponymous caller and hereafter referred to as (CI) request to speak with an agent and have it announced over the intercom. The CI witl not ask for
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identification from KHMI,IS, but rvill only infotm him of the following:
The CI lives-in-Atlanta-andJrerboyfrien&(i.fnarne-giveronly-giveapprox agelis-aarr,rnnePfoean-..---unknorvn individual. She wiil continue to state that she has been on a couple (two) runs with her boyfriend in which they would drive a rental vehicle (which was provided for them/ which her boyftiend rented) to a predetermined/directed hotel in Savamah and park the car in the hotel parking lot, Ieaving the car unlocked. The CI will state that they would then rent a room and they would mostly rernain inside of the room. After a period of time, her boyfriend would receive a call telling him they could leave. They were always directed to leave early dre following morning so that they could drive in rush hour traffic. The CI will state that she and her boyfriend then drove back to her apartment in Atlant4 taking the bag inside. Her boyfriend would then receive a telephone call at which time he rvould leave alone. The CI rvill state that on the second occasion at her apartment her boyfriend stepped out ofthe room and she looked into the bag and observed a large quantity ofcash ,^.. (if asked it looked to be approximately $30,000 or S40,000). The CI has never witnessed any drugs but she is confrdent that it is drug proceeds tbrough various statements rhat her boyfriend has made, The CI will advise KHAALIS that she is conring forth with this information because she recently discovered that her boyfriend has been cheating on her. The CI will also advise KHAATIS that the rE$=+ne.-$al.kr-.b.gfiip,.+{nekl_el9!t !=o,!cygirlrg,! -!I9 e_?g_ €l! l{B to C--!ye!bl tlre--vehicle description, tirne, and location if she has that infomration. She will then ask KIIAAIIS for his telephone number but advise him that she does not want to I'<now anyhin! more about him or him her. Ifasked any questions by KIIAAIIS the CI will advise that she does not know the answer because her boyfriend always handled the details, she will attempt to furd out those answers, and that she will call the next time she is aware of an upcoming trip, When the call was arnounced, it was ansrvered by KFIAALIS. This Agent dould hear him speaking with someone on the phone. S/A Hayes and TFO Broome were with the informant at the time the call was made and we were certain KIIAALIS rvas speaking with the informant. The informant did not provide the information to KIIAALIS in the correct marurer. The informaot was to provide only enough information for KILAALIS to begin. Instead the infonnant provided too much infonnation and it rvas beiieved that KIIAAIIS beeame suspicious of the informant's information. KIIAAIIS iater informed Lt. Srnith ofthe infonnation he had received, The purpose ofthis operation rvas to find out rvhether KHAALIS would reoort the information to a supervisor or not.

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On April 2, 2010 Agents of the Drug Enforcernent Administration and the Federal Bureau of Investigation will have a Confidential Source place a second telephone call to KFIAALIS via CNT cellular telephone number (912) 547-1232. The informant will block her telephone number. At this time the CI will advise KHAALIS of the following:

I really shouldn't be telling you all of this. Are you sure this will not come back on me? You're not going to tell him that I said anything are you? I want him to suffer but I don't want him to go to jail either. I just thought that ifya'll seared him or seized his money then rnaybe he would leam a lesson. Well, last night (Thursday night, April 01, 2010) my boyfriend told ne that he was making another trip to Savannah (today/Triday) and asked me ifl wanted to go. I've been thinking since the last tirne that we talked and I don't want to be there if ya'll pull him over or something, especially if there's drugs in the car. I'rn not going to jail for his ass. I told him that I didn't really want to go since I didn't know rvhat was in the bags, in case we gei pulled over or something. I got kids. He said tlut the only thing in the bags wns money and it is not against the law to ddve with money in the car. He said that the worst that the folks could do was take it. He said that he is only moving money now. (He said that he is just exchanging money?) I don't know if I believe hirn or no! but I do know that that one time that I sarv it was money is 1fu416u* like I said. ..about $20,000 in bundles. I told him I couldn't go this time anyway because I had the kids. Anyway, he left this morning and he is supposed to be spending the night tonight. I don't know if he's gonna have his tramp with him or not. I don't know what he will be driving either because ss of last night he hadb't rented a car yet. I do know that he will be staying iu the sarne area by the airport because they say that it is safer there. can call you ifI hear anything. .I
Car - Don't know. Exact Hotel - will tell you if he tells me. Time - left this rnoming, If he calls me when he gets there I

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Next time we can say that he went but he did not bring anything back because it was not ready yet. So the next time we can say that he is coming to Savannah only to pick something up and take it to Atlanta.

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The CI again did not provide the correct infonnation to KIIAALIS but he did not inform Lt. Smith the information he received during this second call. Both ofthe calls were recorded and have been

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kept-by{he-DEAIFB'I;On the few occasions when KFIAALIS did drive his assigned CNT vehicle, the trackjng device revealed KHAA-LIS did check the locations mentioned by the CS. This was done on days when KILAALIS rvas working in the wire room as a monitor, KHAALIS rvould often infonn Lt. Smith he was going horne to eat lunch but the tracking device showed hirn at other locations.

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MURDOCK case was shut down. Agents executed multiple search rvarrants throughout Chatham County, Effngham, Atlanta arrd Califomia, CNT agents were sent to various locations. KHAAIIS was sent to the main location in order for him to be near Lt. Smith. Agent Wood was also sent to ttris location, since the main suspects Were expected to be present. Agent Wood was to download informalion from each ofthe suspect's cell phones. Agent Wood frequently does this and other agents are not to access the phones until he is finished,
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According to Agent riVood, KHAALIS began gabbing cell phones and was searching the phones infqunliq4.Ageur.Wppd.Lold-K@-IS 4-o=!-q-lbsg.qJ.lqe-te lllFl.togching Se!= 3!!p!or.Fs untif-fig was finished but KTIAAIIS did not listen. Agenr Wood reported this to Agent M. Delatorre.

it was decided that the investigation involving KIIAALIS should be shut down as well. We believed the case had been taken as far as it could go and KI{AALIS and others were still insulating themselves. After the MURDOCK
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On June 3, 2010, DEA Agents executed a search vfanant at 1463 East 40th Street, The day began at' the FBI office, lvhere members of the Savarurah Meto Intemal Affairs unit led by Captain Fagerstrom were briefed on the case. The platr was for Cornmander Harris to isolate KI{AALIS and Agent Gerido in order for them to be questioned by S/A Hayes, This Agent was not involved with the interviews but discovered later that Agent Gerido was able to expiain his involvernent with the surveillance operation on April 16,2009. S/A Hayes accepted the explanation provided by Agent Gerido and he was no longer believed to bo a suspect,

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actions on April 16,2009. KI{AAIIS was unable to explain many other details as well. Again, this Agent was not present during the interview and was not provided with much information. KHAAIIS did agree to take a polygraph test with the FBI.
Based on the interview and other details, Comrnander Harris infouned KHAALIS he would no longer be a member of the CNT. KHAAIIS rvas ordered to tum in his CNT equipment and was transportbd to his residence by Sgt, Schaff and Agent Gonzalez. KHAAIIS had also been placed on . admirustative leave with pay.

The polygraph was given to KIIAAIIS days later and again this Agent rvas not present, It was discovered that KHAALIS failed the polygraph on rwo main questions. The first question was rvhether KIIA,ALIS provided information to WILLET during the April 16, 2009 surveillance operation and the second was whether KIIAALIS felt he violated his oath of offrce.

Agent M. Delatorre and other DEA Agents executed the search warrant at James MLLIAMS' residence in the early moming hours before KHAAI-IS and Agent Gerido were questioned. Agents located less than an ounce of marijuana from the residence. James WILLIAMS was at work at the time. Smoked rnarijuana cigarettes were found throughout the residence. Cocaine and marijuana test kits were also found inside the residence. No one wes inside the residence. The residence was secure0.

Around the same time TFA Broome along rvith this Agent met with Warden Koon at Coastal State Prison. Warden Koon had replaced Warden Anrmons, who had retired months earlier. The warden had been aware an investigation had been ongoing. James WILLLAMS was requested to the warden's office and he agreed to speak with us.

until he was informed of the drug investigation involving him. James VfILLIAMS smirked and denied he was involved in illegal activities. This u,ent on until ANDERSON's narne rvas nrentioned. James WILLIAMS sank into his chair and placed his head dolvn. Ianres WILLIAMS soon began to be more honest. James WILLIAMS admitted knowing ANDERSON but only after being asked rnore than once. James WLLIAMS provided the same information SOI I had provided on hou, they uet.
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WILLIAMS admitted that he smoked marijuana at home and ANDERSON would sometimes be present. James WILLIAMS denied that ANDERSON ever sold him any drugs or even brought any drugs into his residence;James IVILI,IAMS admitted he hadknowniFhomas-LlAVTONia-rvell

known drug dealer. James'WILLIAMS said he purchased most of his drugs ftom John IONES and provided Agents with his cell phone number. James WILLIAMS down played his illegal activities and did not adrnit to deating drugs or lvorking with his brother Willet WILLIAMS.

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Around this time, TFO Broome along with this Agent met with Capt. Wiley' Lt. Oliver and Sgt. Thompson of the Intemal Affairs unit. Hours were spent going over the large amounts of circumstantial evidence. This Agent tried to explain to everyone, KHAALIS had been able to avoid detection until the day of the surveillance operation. KTIAALIS had known most ofthe details provided by SOI 1 and he had plenty of time to warn those involved, Intemal Affairs had been told of the rnany different odditjes in KHAALIS' behavior as well as the different Iies he told. Specifically, when he lied to Lt. Smith in reference to the tmffic stop he conducted on February, 2010. They rvere also shown and given a copy ofthe toll information in reference to the April 16,2009 surveillance operation.
at apprsxirnat9ly-t3:lJllqglsj--t-S,,,$.ltth.a-lorg.tvj$&r:-4ge.g!.-t4.pJ rvitb Pe.rcy J,rg,i1g ANDERSON at Rogers State Prison. This was in reference to a critninal inrestigation in which ANDERSON was invo'lved. ANDERSON was farniliar with this Agent already from a previous interview almost two years earlier. At first, ANDERSON was unsure he wanted to meet with Agents, This Agent told ANDERSON to sit and listen to what lvas said and afterwards he could make his

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decision. ANDERSON decided to sit down and listen.

ANDERSON was very cocky and angry at first and seemed very disinterested in rneeting with us. This Agent began explaining that ANDERSON was a major part of a joint investigation involving the CNT and the DEA. This Agent went on to tell ANDERSON that the investigation had been going on for well over two years. ANDERSON was given different situations such as his arrest on August 6, 2008 for drug offenses and the fact that he rvas transferred away liom and returned to Coastal State Prison. This Agent irfonned ANDERSON that things happened rvith this Agent's klowledge and say so. ANDERSON was now becoming interested and began to look at this Agent nolv.
This Agent then provided ANDERSON rvith nvo phone numbers (912-433-6166 and 912-531-5848).

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Both were phone nunrbers ANDERSON had used to make phone calls since he has been incarcerated in the state prison system. ANDERSON now appeared very frightened. ANDERSON slunrped in his chair and his eyes had a look of amazement. ANDERSON then looked away and put his head down. ANDERSON was now very interested in what was being said and was paying close attention. It was very obvious ANDERSON realized he was part of a criminal investigation by his reaction. This Agent ir:fonned ANDERSON that his phone calls had been recorded for a long tinre. This Agent asked ANDERSON if he now undelstood the situation a little more and he agreed. This Agent went on to tell ANDERSON that although he was a main part of the investigation he was not the person u.e were after. ANDERSON was told that if he decided to provide information against his associates, things'tould' possibly go easier on him, This Agent informed ANDERSONT provide information on people who rvorking for law enforcement and involved in illegal activities.

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ANDERSON at first denied having any knowledge of anything. AItrDERSON continuously said he had no idea who we were refening to. This Agent said the narne'?IMP" and ANDERSON looked stunned and totally changed his body posture. ANDERSON crossed his arms and bent over in his chair. It was obvious ANDERSON was caught by surprise when the name "Pimp" was rnentioned. ANDERSON asked we were refening to the corrections officer and we agreed. The narne '?imp" was a nickname for James Edward WILIAMS. James WILLIAMS was urcrking as a corrections officer at Coastal State Prison and iad prior dealings with ANDERSON. ANDERSON agreed that he knew of Jarnes WILLLAMS from being an inmate at the prison but said they were not associates. Lt Smith asked ANDERSON if he and Iames WILLIAMS ever hung out together and ANDERSON denied it. Lt. Smith asked ANDERSON for a secondtime and this time ANDERSON admitted that he and James WILLIAMS had hung out on one occasion 1,ears ago, ANDERSON was referring to the traffic stop which occurred in the year 2005. During tlris traflic stop, ANDERSON was an occupant in the vehicle James WILLIAMS was driving. ANDERSON was found to be in possession cocaine and marijuana and was anested.
The fact that ANDERSON at first tried to cover this up shows how ANDERSON was trying to conceal any involvement wjth James WILLIAMS outside the prison system. This Agent told ANDERSON that Jantes WILLIAMS had already been interviewed and he had given a far different story. This Agent toid ANDERSON, James WILLIAMS had ad[ritted ANDERSON had brought

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numerous amounts of illegal dlugs to include rnarijuana and cocaine to James in the past.

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ANDERSON became upset and denied this took place. This Agent told ANDERSON those statements and others had cone fronr his mouth during phone conversations ANDERSON had rvith other people, ANDERSON changed his story and now adn)itted that he and Jatnes WILLIAMS had hung out a few times and would drink alcohol. Agents continued to push ANDERSON for more truthful information and he changed his story again by admitting that he and lames WILLIAMS not only drank alcohol togeiher but they also smoked marijuana together. ANDERSON would not provide any further details on James MLLIAMS.
Agents continued to push ANDERSON to give up additional infonnation and at sorne point this Agent mentionedrhe name "SARGE' aka Willet WILLIAMS. ANDERSON looked amazed again . and reacted the same way as he did when the name "PIMP" was mentioned. ANDERS ON said he knew rnany different people naured "SARGE ' but went no firrther. Again this Agent informed ANDERSON he had mentioned the name "SARGE ' during phone calls he had made. ANDERSON still denied having any information.

Asiheintervie*wenton,AiqnFnsoNiEo*ediign-ffifsF-osffi6wi[in-gnEi'iiocoirpeiatewTtF^: ' law enforcement. ANDERSON seemed fearful'and felt that the police could not be lrusted. ANDERSON made cornments to the effect of "I'm dead either way" and "I have to retum to Savannah when I get out". ANDERSON also mentioned his four children and their well being if he
agreed to cooperate. This Agent told ANDERSON he was on the brink of fully cooperating and would hav'e to trust us. ANDERSON agreed with the comnrent but was unwilling to change his mind,

This Agent believ'es ANDERSON was trying to conceal or minimize his involvement in criminal activities with James WILLIAMS and Willet WILLIAMS. If ANDERSON had nothing to hide rvhy did he attempt to conceal the fact he knew James WILLIAMS in particular; even though he was aware ofa paper trail proving they knew each other. The facial expressions and body posture ANDERSON showed when the Jarnes and Willet WILLIAMS were made was also suspicious. ANDERSON looked scared and surprised. On June 25,2010at approxinrately 0930 hours S/A J. Hayes along withthis Agent rnet with Percy

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June ANDERSON at Rogers State Prison. This contact was made in reference to an on-going criminal investigation. This was the second meeting with ANDERSON in as many weeks,

At frrst ANDERSON was not certain if he wanted to speak with us. ANDERSON infonnecl Agents, his attorney did not want him speaking rvith law enforceltent any fitrther. Agent Hayes informed . ANDERSON that it was his decision not his attorney's if he wanted to speak. ANDERSON agreed to speak \yith Agents without his attomey present.
Agent Hayes outlined the crirninal investigation being conducted, Agent Hayes infonned ANDERSON that tre was a key person in this investigation but that he was being questioned in order to offer hirn the opportunity to assist law enforcement, At first ANDERSON acted as if he did not know anything.

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Agent Hayes told ANDERSON the investigalion was focused on comrpt police officers who were involved in illegal activities. ANDERSON tried to minimize his involvement in illegal activities by saying he did not have any infonnation to provide. ANDERSON soon began providing bits of information. Agent Hayes asked ANDERSON for information on his dealings with lames Edward WILLIAMS. ANDERSON adruitted as in the previous interview he kneiv Jarnes MLLIAMS and even hung out at his residence upon being released from Coastal State Prison. ANDERSON explained the two would often hang out at James WILLIAMS' residence to drink and smoke rnarijuana together. ANDERSON said he had met nuulerous other conections officers frorn Coastal State Prison at the James VILLIAMS residence. ANDERSON added drese corrections ofticers would not smoke mariiuana whi]e he was around.

ANDERSON was asked jf he had ever met other people at the Jarnes WILLIAMS residence. ANDERSON at first denied ever meeting any other people at the residence. ANDERSON was asked the same question at least two or three other times and he finally admitted that he had rnet a fiiend of his at the Jarnes WU-LIAMS residence on one occasion. ANDERSON refused to name this person but said it was a friend of his frorn Florida known only as "SMILEY" and they had met at the halfuay house after being released from prison. Much of the infonnation provided by ANDERSON rnatched the infonnation provided by the informant rvho was working with us'

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ANDERSON was asked if he ever met any of lames WILLIAMS' relatives and again he denied this at fiist: Aftei'asking this qTestio-nafewrnore-tirnesANDERSON'said'he met a'brother.-The brother was described as being a police officer who worked for Savannah Metro and admitted to meeting'hirn on mole tban a few occasions. The first time ANDERSON said he met the brother was on a traftic stop in the year 2005, During this traffic stop ANDERSON rvas arrested for possession of controlled substances with intent to distribute. ANDERSON said the brother arrived at the iocation after he had been placed under anest, ANDERSON and Jarnes MLLIAMS had been together during this traffic
stop.

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Agent Hayes asked ANDERSON if he knew anyone known as "SARGE" and at first ANDERSON denied knowing anyone by that name. After being asked a few more times, ANDERSON admined knowing someone by that name and said he knew James WILLIAMS' brother as "SARGE". This again proves information previously provided by the informant. According to ANDERSON he met the brother at James WILLIAMS' residence more than once. Sometimes the brother would drive a marked police vehicle and be in a police unifonn and sometimes he would arive driving a white colored vehicle. This Agent rvas farniliar *'ith a rryhite colored vehicle because on April 16,2009, a surveillance operation was conductid at James WILLIAMS' residence and observed a lrhite colored SIIV pak into the garage. This Agent is aware that Willet WILLIAMS, the Savarmah Metro offrcer possibly drives a white colored SUV. AgentHayes asked ANDERSON if he feltthat James WILLIAMS' broiher, the police of,ficer, was protecting him from being anested at any time. ANDERSON replied something to the effect of, "he could've been".

ANDERSON was careful not to say he observed the Savannah Metro officer (Willet WILLLAMS) was directly involved in any illegal activities, ANDERSON tried to word every piece of information he provided carefully, ANDERSON provided additional important information on James and Willet

WILLIAMS.
In short, CNT Intel Agent Wood, Agent P. Delatorre, Agent M. Delatone, CNT Lt. Smith, DEA SiA Sarhatt, DEA TFO Broorne, and tt^'o additional CNT agents whose names rvill not be disclosed but responded to the FBI office and who all have worked closely beside KFIA.ALIS, have at some poilt

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independently have stepped forward and approached supervisors of their suspicions of KHAALIS basedonhis behavior and actions. This investigation was compromised from the start, since KI{AALIS was well aware ftom the beginning, KHAALIS had plenty of time to not only insulate himself but others involved in the conspiracy. KFLAALIS ftrst heard of this information in lune of 2008 and we did not discover his involvernent until May of 2009.

US Attomey Jim Durham along with rhe FBI has since discussed this case with Chief Lirvetc and explained to him the US govemment will not prosecute any case rvhich narnes KIIAALIS as a witness due to GIGLIO issues, The Chatharn County District Attorney has also been told the same infonuation. As of August 2010, KHAAIIS has been retumed to full duty. While on suspension, KHAALIS was able to take the Sergeant's test and he is cunently in the running for promotion to the rank of sergeant, Agents have no idea how many CNI'investigations if any were cornpromised during the time KHAAIIS was assigred to the unit.
On August 25, 2010, this Agent was speaking with Agent L. Lang in reference to KFIAALIS' new wife Nicole. Nicole's maiden name is LOVETT. Agent Lang stated he was one of Nicole's field training officers (FTO) and one day Agent Lang asked Nicole if she related to then Major Lovett. According to Agent Lang, Nicole said Major Lovett was her uncle but she did not like to let people knorv. Nicole did not rvant people to think she would receive special treatment ftonr Major Lovett. This infornration was given to S/A Hayes of the FBI, since KIIAAIIS had previously told S/A Hayes, Nicole was not related to then Major Lovett.

During the week of August 22,2010, this Agent rvas approached by Agent Metz. Agent Metz wanted to discuss a conversation she had with KFIAAIIS on the previous evening. According to Agent Metz, Agent Harley called her via a CNT cell phone and informed her KHAALIS wanted her to call hin. Agent Harley provided Agent Metz rvith a phone number for KHAALIS. Agent Metz called KHAALIS on her personal cell phone, Agent Metz said KTIAALIS told her not to believe ttre things people were saying about him, KHAAIIS went on to say the allegations were now "being investigated" and he u'ould be proven innocent,
On August 31, 2OlO,Lt. Smith infonned this Agent, KHAALIS was believed to cornmunicating rvith other CNT Agents as he was.rrying to obtain information provided in this report. According to Lt. Smith, KHAAIIS contacted Agent Lang on August 30, 2010 and q'anted to know the type of iten$
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listed in this report. Agent Lang told the report.

KHAAIIS

he did not have any information on the contents

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On September 1, 20i0 this Agent spoke with ex- Savannah Metro petective Darryl Fullmer via cell phone. Frrllmer told this Agent he had spoken rvith Lt, Phillips of Savannah Metro on the previous day. According to Fullmer, Lt, Phillips rvanted to know why "your boys t'ere trying to accuse KI{AAIIS of things". Lt, Phillips went on to say runors were going atound the police departrnent that Agent M. Delatone along rvith this Agent lvere trying to lvork a case and "messed up the investigatiort and rvere trying to blame KIIAALIS for the case failure". On Septernber 2,2010, Commander Harris spoke with the Major Case Unit and then the remainder of CNT persolrnel at a different tirne. This Agent was not present at tle llleeting but was later informed by Lt. Smith ofthe topic of the meeting- According to Lt. Srnith, Commander Harris informed .^.Agents, the investigation into.KlIAAIIS was still on-going. Commander Harris informed Agents he did not want Agents to have contact with KHAALIS while on-dury. Commander Harris also recornmended Agents not speak wittr KHAALIS off-duty as well.

of this_ragetir:g KIIAATISg_I!4q!9.4 Ac-g4-Epley vla cel! plgl.*g. KHAALIS asked Epley if it was tnre tlut Agents were told not to have any contact with him' Agent Epley quickly informed Lt. Smitb of this contact.

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Around the first week of October, 2010, Commander Harris met rvith the Chatham County Attorney in refelence to this investigation. For two week leading up to this meeting, Commander }-Ianis had me create a shortened version of this report. A three page reportwas created and given to the ' comrnander for this meeting. Ihis Agent lad di3covered that Savannah Metro. Police Chief Lovbtt had not disciplined KHAALIS due to lack of evidence and Commander Harris wanted a meeting with tlre County Attomey to address the issue.
On October 4, 2010 at around 1400 hours, this Agent received information from another CNT agent transfer from CNT to patrol had been issued. This Agent discovered the first 3 to Ieave CNT uould be Agent Harris, Broome and this Agent begiming on November l, 2010. Based on the information this Agent received from other sources Chief Lovett had discovered Conrnrander Harris was still trying to conduct an investigation into the KIIAAIIS case and called for a meeting rvith him.
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ander Hanis had long informed this Agent that Chief Lovett had been requesting Agent M. Delatorre along with tbis Agent specifically since early spring of 2010. This was towards the end of the MURDOCK Tide III (wire) investigation and just before the end of the KHAALIS investigation.

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This Agent was told; Chief Lovett specifically said he wanted Agents Broome, M. Deletorre along with this Agent on Novernber I, 2010. Commander Harris had to request permission for additional Agent M, Delatorre due to a round-up for approximately 40 suspects in reference to the MURDOCK investigation.
ne.end resutt was, Agent M. Delatorre was due back on parol December l, 2010 and rvas replaced ofi the list by Agent Harris, On December l, 2010 Agents Geddo, Lt' Mitchell and M. Delatone report to patrol- Agents were told the transfers rvere taking place because Chief Lovett wanted his officers to gain experience in different areas within the police department. Chieflovett was also ordering transfer for all other ofticers assigned to other federal agencies who have been gone for 5 years. offrcers Darryl McCormick (ATF), Roger Mydell (uS Marshal's) and Jerry spears (DEA) have also been slatedto return to metro. Agent Harris will hit the 5 year mark on October 17, 2010. In addition, other cNT agents have been assigned to cNT longer than Agent Harris but he is scheduled to transfer before thenr.

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Detectives in other units such as homicide, burglaly, robbery and financial crimes apparently do not have 16 abide by the same tirne constraints as CNT. Thii Agent believes the transfers are taking place in order to prevent or stop any further investigations into KHAAIIS and/or Willet MLLIAMS. This belief is based on the facts of the investigation and the timing of these hansfers' Commander Hauis has been pushing for KHAAIIS to be disciplined and nothing has been done' In fact KHAAI ,IS has recently passed the sergeants assessment and is awaiting a.promotion.

Agent Broome has been a task force agent with the DEA since 2006 and he rYas significantly involved with the KIIAAIIS investigation. Agent Harris was named in the rePort as a witness to the unapproved surveillance conducted by KHMLIS on February 13, 2010. Agens Broome, M. Delaiorre, Harris and this Agent were the lnost heavily involved in this investigation and are being transferred back to patrol duties. It remains to be seen if officers Mydell, McCormick and Spears will also be. returned to patrol or reassigned to a detective's position within the police deparunent.
On October 13, 2010 CNT Agents llarris, Broome, M. Delatone along rvith this Agent rnet with

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the haffic stop.[ adviscd Sergeanr Keirnedy that I rviuld get back with him but that we (CNT)

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rvorkingqjoint investigation and that I would find out. I lheD received a phone call from

agent Khaalis who advised that he requested lhe tramc stop due to jnlercept€d phone calls

that

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depicted a possible dryg.transaclion berween

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rargets and that he talked to lhe case agenr,

Mike Delatone abolt it, I then called Sergeanr Kennedy back and advised that we (CN'f) had
Probable cause to request the traffic stop but advised that I could not provide the

'speciljcs due to lhe rylture of-tlre-investigation; llowever;'l'di*advise-Sqgeant*-----= Kennedy that he could coltact Major Gerbino about our probable case. (This $'as due to the fact Maior Gerbino had been prev,&r{ly minitnized about our

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During the next day I was contacted by both agenl lt4ike Delatone and DIIA S/A Sarhgtt

abogt agent Khaafis' actions, Agent Delatorre steted that he did not discrrss not authorize agent

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this tfpe ofb"hnvior

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"ould

Harris lvho were also assigned to rhe wire room lhat evcning. Bolh state {rat agent Kharlis left
under the pletense that he rvas gctring supper and never iiscussed getting a car stoppcd

for

Identification purposes, Agent Gu]'er advised that be heard agent Khaalis on lhe radio asking
for assistance ftom SCMPD for
a

traftic stop. Agent Guyer stated he called agenlShaalis on the

phone and aslsed him Uhat he vras doing and

ifhe

had tslked to agent Delator€ about it. Agent

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aggnt Delatorre

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traffic stop, Both agent Guyer an4Harris wegunsure abouf agent Khaalis'

behavior.

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On Februar-v 16fr, I called agent Khaalis into my office and questioned him about his actions.

Agent Khaalis staled he wcnt out on his o$,rr and did not tell anyone about. his plans to conduct
the

traffc stop and/or identify

anyone. Agent Khaalis stated that he rvas being proactive but

admitted that he should have goltacted_agent Delatone or myself prior to leaving rhe wire room.

I told agent Khaalis that during our phone convcrsation that he told me he had talked to agent

ae."t cry"r d -?qt"to* "qdl"ld -:rylt tt" 0U it ad stat"a n" warn't
he was being proactive and planned to talk to agenr Delatone about it. I reminded agent Khaalis

that be has participatcd in several Title

III investigations and that he kaols

better to go "rogue"

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or do anytlhlg proacrive $,ithout checking tvith the case agent or supetaisor. Asent Khaalis stated he did know better but simply stated he did not know

---_'wly ht did ir. I advised him rhat
and Director. this one) that a

his teason us unacceptable and I would be

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conducted that giJgs the pa(icipating agenrs rhet assignnrents and directives about that are not minimized arld not to

about the case to other

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Chief Willie Lovett

Savrnnth Chnthaur Metropolitnn Police Depnttnlent
201 llabershnm Slteet Savaurrah, Georgia 3 l40l Re: Offlrcer Molik Khn{di$ and Officer Willett

Willinus

Chief:
'Ltris lottcl is to rrrerttorinlize ottr telephotre conversntiott eonccntittg llrc above'nsnled

officefs. As I stated pt'evior.rslS I

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irfoflned by the Uoit€(l St8tes Attomoy, Ed 'lhrvel thst
Malik Khaalis or Officor Willott Williarrrs

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(he nbovengteeurcnt rvith the U.S Atlol lley. My office rvill not ptosccute fluy cases rvlrert

norned offiCer.S Irwe ally substar ive illvolvellleltl. FUttltOlnOre, nndet Blatly v. Matylottd, ttry

office will logally h0ve to disclose

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