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    Filed at 4:33 am under by dcobranchi

    Fox News did another segment on this. Not a whole lot that’s new:

    Simpsonville Police Chief Charles Reece says an internal affairs investigation is underway and the officer in question is on administrative leave. “Whether it was an overreaction to a response, we’ll find that out when we do the internal affairs thing.”

    …Chief Reece says, “We’re looking at all aspects of the case and we’re going to let internal affairs division run their investigation and we’ll make the appropriate call when it happens. I’m going to do what’s right and the city’s going to do what’s right.”

    Chief Reece says he expects the investigation to be completed by the end of this week. It’ll be up to the Solicitor whether or not the charges are prosecuted.

    Yeah, got to do that IA thing. This whole story is just plain weird. Fox News is still the only organization that has picked this up.

    3 Responses to “SIMPSONVILLE UPDATE”

    Comment by
    February 22nd, 2005
    at 7:39 am

    Administrative leave — well that’s a good start. The Chief is likely doing the right thing, trying to get all the facts before making a decision.

    Comment by
    Henry Cate
    February 22nd, 2005
    at 9:59 am

    These two web sites provide some contact information for the Police Chief:


    In general letting people know that they are being watched will often help them to do the right thing. It is probably worth writing a polite note saying that if the reports are try the the Chief of Police to issue a public apology, announce that all charges will be dropped, and that the undercover policeman did act out of line and will be disciplined. (Or better yet he will be fired.)

    Comment by
    February 22nd, 2005
    at 2:51 pm

    What if the officer was acting on false information given by the public school teacher who called? “Flashing” and “threatening” can be used interchangeably causing different levels of response in the officer.

    Two points I noticed were the chief said they had no idea it was a homeschool group. Another point was a witness who said the boy never had the knife out. These points are kind of important a I wonder if the teacher “forgot” to mention these points when calling the police?