Savannah police chief to resign amid uproar over shooting

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah’s police chief says he soon will step down to focus on his nomination to serve as a U.S. Marshal.

The Savannah Morning News reports that Thursday’s announcement from Police Chief Roy Minter comes amid scrutiny over recent local police shootings, including the death of a Black man at the hands of a white officer.

Minter says he wants to focus on the confirmation process for his nomination to serve as U.S. Marshal for the Southern District of Georgia.

He had been facing criticism from religious leaders who have called for both his resignation and a federal investigation into recent fatal police shootings, including the June 24 shooting of Saudi Arai Lee.

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