Savannah police officer on leave after video of St. Pat's day fight surfaces

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A Savannah-Chatham police office is on administrative leave after a video surfaced on YouTube that shows the officer using what appears to be excessive force to break up a St. Patrick's Day fight.

The video, which you can view by clicking here, shows the officer hitting a woman several times with his club, pepper spraying her in the eyes and then dropping her so that she fell face first on to the street.

The Savannah Morning News has a report on the fight and the investigation into the officer's actions. You can check that out here.

I chose not to embed the YouTube video into this story because there is quite a bit of foul language and the fight is somewhat graphic. So proceed at your own risk.

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