SAVANNAH, Ga. — Five Georgia police officers have been fired in the wake of the hanging death of a man in police custody, attorneys of the man's family saidon Monday.

The Savannah Police Department fired Cpl. Silver Leuschner and Sgt. Michael Kerr as part of the initial investigation into the death of William Zachery Harvey, 60. Officer Matthew White was suspended, while three other officers, Sgt. Christopher Hewett, Cpl. Erica Tremblay, and Officer David Curtis, were terminated after sharing a meme of the hanging death in a group chat.

Another officer was placed on probation. 

According to a police department release, Harvey was taken to police headquarters for questioning in connection to an aggravated assault investigation. He was in the interview room alone when he was found hanged. 

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