Five things to know about Georgia Tech officer Tyler Beck


Five things to know about Georgia Tech officer Tyler Beck

Georgia Tech on Monday released the personnel file of Tyler Beck, the police officer under investigation for the apparent suicide-by-cop of student Scout Schultz.

Here are five things about Beck:

  •  Beck was hired in July 2015 as a public safety officer, two months after graduating from Georgia College & State University with a bachelor’s degree in criminal justice. In college, Beck was involved in a campus effort to raise awareness about domestic violence and sexual assault, according to his resume.
  • During his 2016 evaluation period, Beck made nine arrests, issued 13 trespass warnings and 30 traffic warnings.
  • Beck received no negative comments on his evaulations. In one evaluation, the lone area of weakness of Beck was “he is young and is still learning laws, policies and criminal procedures.”
  • In June, Beck was told he would get a raise to $21.48 a hour.
  • Beck received a letter of commendation in August for his “quick thinking” in catching someone accused of stealing food from Woodruff Dining Hall. “Officer Beck opened the freezer and came face to face with the suspect. Due to Officer Beck’s quick thinking, he quickly closed the door back and requested for back-up officers,” wrote Georgia Tech police Lt. Marcus Walton. “Other officers arrived on scene and the suspect was taken into custody.”
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