I don’t want this to turn into the “police misconduct blog” and I realize there have been more misconduct posts than usual lately, but it’s been a busy week for Horry County law enforcement in particular.
I’ve already written about the first two:
An Horry County police officer was arrested and charged with CDV and misconduct in office for reportedly using his police car while on duty to force his estranged wife to stop on the highway, approaching her with a gun, and later attacking her at her house. The officer was fired.
A S.C. Highway Patrol trooper in Horry County was charged with leaving the scene of an accident with minor personal injury. The officer has resigned.
A woman has filed a report claiming that her boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend, a Conway Police Department officer, used her law enforcement position to obtain information about her and her family and has harassed her and her family on Facebook and via text messages for the past three weeks. Conway Police Department has not released the officer’s name.
Conway Police Department officer Sandroy John Edwards was charged with criminal domestic violence after the alleged victim called and told dispatch that Edwards was hitting her. Police say that when they arrived Edwards smelled like alcohol, that there was blood inside the house and a hole in the wall. Edwards has not been terminated from employment.
A S.C. Highway Patrol trooper was fired this week after he was charged with disorderly conduct and flipped off a Columbia police officer.