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Former Savannah-Chatham police chief indicted on federal gambling, extortion charges

...been indicted on federal extortion and gambling charges less than nine months after he abruptly turned in his badge.Willie Lovett, 67, pleaded not guilty during an initial appearance in U.S. District Court on Thursday, the day after a grand...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-06-05/former-savannah-chatham-polic
Savannah officials knew of police misconduct, ex-cop says

...publicly with the abrupt retirement of former chief Willie Lovett in September.Allegations by former Maj. Mark Gerbino...found no evidence that Sgt. Cleveland Lovett, who is Willie Lovett's nephew, tried to influennce events at the scene...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2014-01-04/savannah-officials-knew-poli
Savannah police department probe continues; more firings possible

...made to begin recruiting a new police chief, about five months after the sudden retirement of former Police Chief Willie Lovett preceded a series of department firings and threats of litigation.Cutter and Tolbert said substantial improvements...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-03-04/savannah-police-depart
Savannah lawyer's Super Bowl ad gets noticed

...confidence in the investigators assigned to the case. The ad takes a much harsher tone, accusing former Police Chief Willie Lovett of "deceiving" the public about the spate of killings that occurred that weekend - there were two other homicides...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-02-04/savannah-lawyers-super
Ga. lawyer lands reality show

...the Savannah Morning News condemning Casino's ad.The ad also shed an unflattering light on former police chief Willie Lovett over comments he made after a spate of killings that occurred Labor Day weekend 2012.Casino's younger brother...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-03-06/savannah-lawyer-lands-reality
Savannah police chief is retiring

...investigating a sexual harassment claim against him.Savannah City Manager Stephanie Cutter announced Friday that Police Chief Willie Lovett was to retire "effective immediately." Lovett said he earlier made the decision to retire in the next 60 days but...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-09-27/across-georgia
Officer, suspect wounded in shootout that shut down Interstate 16

...murder charges in the Feb. 24 shooting death of man at a house party, said Savannah-Chatham County Police Chief Willie Lovett. Parrish and another man fled, then Parrish circled back and stole the patrol car of an officer who had gone after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2013-03-07/officer-suspect-wounded-shootout-sh
Improved Savannah crime stats linked to cops not writing reports

...murder, aggravated assault, rape and burglary.Chief Willie Lovett last week reported the department had record low annual...has long been a supporter."This issue is not about Willie Lovett," he said. "This issue is about proper policing...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/education/2013-01-16/improved-savannah-crime-s
Feds indict former Savannah police chief

SAVANNAH, Ga. -- Former Savannah-Chatham Police Chief Willie Lovett pleaded not guilty Thursday to a seven-count federal indictment charging him with commercial gambling and extortion.Lovett...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/crime-courts/2014-06-05/feds-indict-ex-savanna
Savannah police ordered to cover tattoos

SAVANNAH -- Savannah-Chatham police Chief Willie Lovett doesn't have any problem with tattoos.But at some point, he had to ink out a boundary line for control."I like tattoos...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2010-07-19/savannah-police-ordered-cove
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