SAVANNAH, GA (June 28, 2011): Police Chief Willie Lovett reacted to the indictment of a former officer with the Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Department with disappointment and referred all questions on the case to the U.S. Attorney.


Floyd B. Sawyer, who was terminated by Lovett in September for a violation of procedure, was arrested Monday after his indictment on drug charges last week by a federal grand jury.


“This case was investigated by the FBI and the DEA and all questions should be referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office,” Lovett said. “Mr. Sawyer, of course, is innocent unless proven guilty, but it is disappointing to hear of even a former officer facing charges, especially if they stem from his time in the department.


“It no way reflects on the 600 sworn officers and 200 civilian personnel who compose this department. These employees strive daily to protect the people of this jurisdiction.”


Sawyer began his career with the Savannah Police Department in April 25, 2002, and was a juvenile detective when he was terminated in September 14, 2010.

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