- Associated Press - Friday, July 17, 2015

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The corruption probe of a coastal Georgia police sergeant has ended in a mistrial.

Multiple media outlets reported that Chatham County Superior Court Judge Timothy Walmsley declared a mistrial Friday in the case of former Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police Sgt. Malik Khaalis.

Khaalis was charged with making false statements and violating his oath of office in an investigation into police corruption in 2010 and pleaded not guilty.

Walmsley declared a mistrial because new evidence including a police report surfaced during the trial that Khaalis’ attorney said jeopardized his client’s right to a fair trial.

A hearing is set for Wednesday and the judge ordered police and the City of Savannah to produce all files related to the case. A retrial is expected to begin in October.

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