TYBEE ISLAND — The GBI has launched an inquiry into the Tasing of an autistic teenager by police on Tybee Island.
GBI special agent in charge in Statesboro Micah Ward says Tybee Police Chief James Price asked for the investigation. Ward says the investigation is to determine whether police did anything illegal. The results will be turned over to the district attorney.
Authorities say 18-year-old Clifford Grevemberg was wrestled to the ground and Tased by two Tybee officers who suspected the teen was intoxicated.
Grevemberg suffered a broken front tooth and scrapes on his face and knee in the May 21 incident outside of a bar.
He was charged with disorderly conduct and released later that evening.
Family members say Grevemberg has never consumed alcohol.