Spartanburg County Sheriff Chuck Wright announced Thursday that four officers at the county’s detention center have been fired.
The officers were terminated after a man arrested on a misdemeanor charge last month filed a complaint about how he was treated at the jail. Wright said the officers did not follow proper procedures.
The sheriff did not go into detail about what happened, saying the incident is still under investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division. SLED officials are trying to determine if any criminal charges should be filed, he said.
“After we did an internal affairs investigation, we agreed that their actions did not follow what our policies are,” Wright told reporters in a brief news conference. “It didn’t coincide with what we want to represent here.”
The name of the officers and the man who filed the complaint were not released.
The sheriff’s department first announced that something had happened at its detention center in a Wednesday release that provided very few details other than the incident involved an “uncooperative” inmate.
Wright says the firings show any claim of misconduct is investigated, even if 99% of them are false.
Ed Jenson filed this report