(WSAV) — A Savannah attorney says he’s heard of guilt by association but he claims he has a case of guilt by Facebook. It involves the arrest of Kari Neely, a young Savannah woman, in June of 2014. “There were a lot of police officers at my house that day,” Neely told me.
Her attorney, Joseph Turner of Savannah filed suit today against the city of Savannah and Chatham County, naming metro police and the Counter Narcotics Team. (CNT). Turner tells us he’s also given notice to the office of Chatham County District Attorney Meg Heap that he plans to sue them as well. The suit says Neely was “falsely arrested” and “falsely imprisoned”.
Going back to that day a year and half ago. “I was getting ready for work when I heard a knock on the door,” Neely said. She had a two month old baby boy and she said her parents had taken the baby out of town. Why was she arrested? She claimed she didn’t know until hours after going to jail. Then she found out she was charged with being a party to a crime for alleged drug sales in connection with a case involving her boyfriend, Larry Gaddy. Gaddy had been arrested about four months earlier.
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“I didn’t know if I was getting out or what was going to happen, it was scary,” Neely said of the two months she spent in jail.