Savannah, Georgia – In a disturbing incident that took place in April, two police officers from Georgia have been fired and may face criminal charges after reportedly using a T-shirt to cover a man’s mouth. The incident came to light through an incident report.
On August 12, Corporal Daniel Kang and Sergeant Octavio Arango were terminated from their positions at the Savannah Police Department. The police chief at the time, Roy Minter, stated that the officers had been searching for a suspect involved in a domestic violence case. However, they mistakenly apprehended an innocent individual and used excessive force during the arrest.
While the police chief did not provide explicit details about the incident, a police report referenced by Savannah radio news station WSVH-FM shed some light on the matter. According to the report, Arango and Kang forcibly entered an apartment, where Arango proceeded to press his knee against the upper back of Darryl Faitele before handcuffing him.
The report further stated that Officer Arango noticed blood on Faitele’s face and chin. Allegedly, when Faitele spit at the officers, Arango responded by forcefully pushing his face down. Shockingly, the accusations against the two officers claim that they placed a shirt over Faitele’s head and then tied a second shirt around his mouth.
Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap revealed that a grand jury will determine whether to press charges against the two officers involved. It is worth noting that Faitele was not charged with any crime following his apprehension by the officers.
This incident has raised significant concerns about the conduct and actions of law enforcement officials. The outcome of the grand jury’s decision will undoubtedly be closely monitored by the public, as it reflects the pursuit of justice and accountability within the police force.