Savannah cop fired after arrest

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SAVANNAH, Ga. -- A Savannah-Chatham police sergeant has been fired following his Tuesday arrest.

Allan Clairmont, 44, is facing charges of false imprisonment, simple assault and simple battery in a Port Wentworth domestic dispute. He remains free on bond.

Savannah-Chatham police spokesman Julian Miller said Clairmont was fired Thursday for “conduct unbecoming of an officer.”

Clairmont was a Southside Precinct patrol sergeant. He’d been a violent crimes investigator for several years before being promoted to a sergeant’s rank in February.

In a police report filed early Tuesday morning, Clairmont’s wife told Port Wentworth officers Clairmont forcibly took her from a Jalapenos restaurant Monday night, flashing his badge and taking her by the arm when he led her from the table where she was dining with friends. The woman told police Clairmont said he had a gun, but she didn’t see it.

According to a police report, Clairmont made the woman drive to his mother’s house. She told police she tried several times to leave, but Clairmont pushed her to the floor, then hit her in the face and the side several times when she tried to go.

The woman said Clairmont wanted her to call her divorce lawyer and have him drop claims against him. She said Clairmont told her if she didn’t drop the claims, he’d lose everything and might as well kill her.

The woman told police she eventually convinced Clairmont to let her leave. She called 911 at 2:14 a.m. and had officers meet her at her home on Lake Shore Boulevard, the same address Clairmont listed when he was booked at the Chatham County jail Tuesday morning.

The woman refused medical treatment.

A member of the department since 2003, Clairmont was put on administrative leave with pay when he was arrested Tuesday morning and fired two days later.

In a little more than a year, Port Wentworth police have been called three times in domestic disputes involving Clairmont and two different women described as his wife.

Officers were called to Lake Shore Boulevard in February 2011 by a 12-year-old girl who said Clairmont had been arguing with her mother and had a gun. The girl told police her mother ran to her car as she was dialing 911 and wrecked the 2008 Suzuki SX4 as she was leaving, running into the garage and kitchen of the house.

Officers telephoned the woman, and she returned home. She told police she’d accidentally put her car in reverse. She said she didn’t know anything about Clairmont having a gun. Clairmont told police the 12-year-old had seen him with his gun when he came home from work. He admitted to arguing with the girl’s mother, but said he didn’t have a weapon at the time.

The woman used the last name Clairmont in the Monday night incident but used a different last name in February 2011. She told police last year she and Clairmont had been dating for six years but weren’t married.

On Nov. 9, another Mrs. Clairmont called police after an altercation with the Savannah-Chatham sergeant.

According to court documents, this woman filed divorce papers in January 2011, but the divorce has not been finalized yet.

In the November incident, the woman called police to Fox Glen Court and said she’d gotten into an argument with Clairmont, whom she said was her husband, over child support. According to a police report, the woman told police Clairmont got angry and told her to leave. She told him she needed the car seat for their baby, who was just shy of

2 years old at the time. She said Clairmont got the car seat and threw it at her car, threw her keys and threatened to hit her.

The woman told police she and Clairmont had been married for three years but that she’d filed for divorce because Clairmont had moved in with his girlfriend on Lake Shore Boulevard.

Clairmont was not arrested in either of the 2011 incidents, but Savannah-Chatham police were notified that one of their officers had been involved in a domestic dispute, according to Port Wentworth police records.

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LLArms
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LLArms 04/02/12 - 12:55 pm
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I wonder why she would want

I wonder why she would want to divorce such a kind and wonderful man...

Little Lamb
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Little Lamb 04/02/12 - 01:31 pm
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Well, the divorce will likely

Well, the divorce will likely sail though now, similar to the Neal case here in Augusta. Now that he's out of work, the child support amount might be a little less than it would have been.

raul
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raul 04/02/12 - 02:33 pm
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Not the type of guy you want

Not the type of guy you want for a cop.. or husband, either.

dstewartsr
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dstewartsr 04/02/12 - 03:18 pm
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A deputy friend of mine once

A deputy friend of mine once remarked in a rare moment of candor, "Probably half the people who want to wear a badge, shouldn't."

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