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Laurens officer didn’t follow procedure when stopping sheriff, police say

LAURENS, S.C. (WSPA) – An officer’s actions are being called into question after he didn’t follow department policies and procedures at a traffic stop that involved the Laurens County sheriff, according to the Laurens Police Department.

On Thursday, April 20th, a Laurens police officer pulled over Sheriff Don Reynolds for going 50 mph in a 30 mph zone on W. Main Street.

Sheriff Reynolds was given a verbal warning and was allowed to leave the scene of the traffic stop.

According to the police department, every traffic stop that is initiated should be recorded by a body camera, as well as a dash camera.

Police officers are supposed to end every stop with either a written warning, citation for the violation, or an arrest for an arrestable offense.

None of this was done in the traffic stop tha...

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Campaigns heat up ahead of June Anderson Co. Sheriff Primary election

After several years in charge of the Anderson County Sheriff’s Office Sheriff John Skipper is facing 2 challengers for the job.

Chad McBride has about 15 years in law enforcement. He says he’s served under three Anderson County Sheriffs.

“I don’t even see how they are keeping their heads above water at this point,” McBride said of the Sheriff’s office current condition.

Jeremy Pickens has served as an officer since 2007 at both the Anderson Police department and Highway Patrol.

Both are eager to push Skipper out, a man who has more than 25 years of experience.

“We need someone that is still motivated about the job and still passionate about the job,” Pickens said.

All 3 candidates have taken their debates to social media...

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9 charged with murder after Georgia fight escalates to massive brawl

A Georgia sheriff has charged nine people with murder after a fight between two high school girls escalated into a neighborhood street brawl with a mob wielding baseball bats and knives – and one driver charging at people with a car – before a teenager was fatally stabbed in the neck.

“This is one of the most senseless murders that we’ve had,” Richmond County Sheriff Richard Roundtree said in a phone interview Thursday. “Before this escalates and becomes the norm, we want to take a hard stance and say we are not going to tolerate this in our community.”

Demajhay Bell, 18, died at a hospital Sunday, two days after the sprawling fight in a subdivision just outside Augusta...

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