Columbia Police Dept - The saga continues
It would be tragic if it wasn't so funny. For the last few years, dthe Columbia SC PD has had it problems, leadership wise. Chiefs come and go (usually with great fanfare). Th dept has become a disfunctional agency and no relief in sight, It usedto be a great place to work, now??????????????????????If you take the time to read all this shllit, you will realize how screwed up this place is. Don;t know if it gets and worse, probable will. As a dine not, athere was a killing where 3 guys out on bond killed a baker; There was sufficient evidence tomake an arrest, the Solicitor (DA) refused a warrant, shit hit the fan; turns out the Mayors wife, a Circuit Judge actually reduced bond on of the killers, and beat goes on....Hope this makes sense, sometimes it doesn't to me.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - The president of the South Carolina chapter of the NAACP was arrested after a confrontation at a Five Points dry cleaning business. According to a police report, City Manager Teresa Wilson personally responded to the scene. The acting Chief Santiago also responded and order that he be field booked and released.
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) -
One day after Capt. Dave Navarro was fired from the Columbia Police Department, more questions are being asked surrounding Navarro's accusations and the response from the city.
More questions than answers in CPD investigation - wistv.com - Columbia, South Carolina |
Benjamin, Santiago ask SLED to investigate CPD
Jul 16, 2013 at 3:40 PM
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS)- Mayor Steve Benjamin tells WIS he's the one who made the call to have the State Law Enforcement Division investigate the allegations the city's interim police chief and a former high-ranking commander are now tossing at each...
SC NAACP president arrested, charged with disorderly conduct
Jul 16, 2013 at 8:25 PM
The president of the South Carolina chapter of the NAACP was arrested after a confrontation at a Five Points dry cleaning business.
SLED opens investigation into Columbia Police Department
Jul 16, 2013 at 1:40 PM
The State Law Enforcement Division confirmed to WIS Tuesday morning state investigators, "have begun an investigation" inside the Columbia Police Department. SLED has not said what the allegations involve.
SLED starts investigation of Columbia police
Jul 16, 2013 at 5:23 PM
The State Law Enforcement Division has started an investigation into the Columbia Police Department after the interim police chief and a fired captain each accused the other of illegal behavior.
READ: Interim Police Chief Ruben Santiago's letter to SLED
Jul 16, 2013 at 4:59 PM
CPD captain: Santiago wanted me to plant gun, drugs in top city official's car
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Jul 15, 2013 at 3:03 PM
A former member of the Columbia Police Department command staff says he was removed from his job last week just hours after reporting to the State Law Enforcement Division and the department's Internal Affairs division a plan to plant a stolen gun...
"Chief santiago" News
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS)- One day after Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott stepped down from his position, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said his former second-in-command will always have a place within the sheriff's department.
Common law enforcement situations can lead to PTSD
Apr 23, 2013 at 6:20 PM
The common situations law enforcement officers handle everyday can often lead to post-traumatic stress disorder.
Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott resigns citing battle with PTSD
Apr 23, 2013 at 9:05 AM
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS)- An emotional Randy Scott announced Monday afternoon he is stepping down from the helm of the Columbia Police Department citing a struggle with stress on the job and complications from post-traumatic stress disorder.
City paid nearly $52,000 toward Chief Randy Scott's retirement
Apr 22, 2013 at 6:32 AM
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS)- Documents show the City of Columbia paid nearly $52,000 toward Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott's retirement fund.
On Friday, city officials released more details on Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott's "indefinite"...
Read the documents regarding Police Chief Scott's retirement (PDF)
Apr 21, 2013 at 11:38 AM
New details on Chief Randy Scott's leave of absence
Apr 19, 2013 at 6:00 PM
The City of Columbia has released more details on Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott's "indefinite" leave of absence.
City Council members say they support Chief Scott during leave
Apr 19, 2013 at 5:18 AM
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS)- There continues to be a lot of speculation about what caused Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott to step away to deal with what he said were personal issues.
Some city council members are convinced those personal problems...
A challenger approaches: Third candidate declares for Columbia mayor's race
Apr 16, 2013 at 4:52 PM
A businessman and former analyst for the FBI announced his candidacy for Columbia mayor on Tuesday afternoon.
Lott not sure if Randy Scott will return to CPD
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Apr 12, 2013 at 12:17 PM
The man who helped mold Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott's law enforcement career is not sure the chief will return.
In letter, Randy Scott alludes to personal "task" he must complete before return
Apr 5, 2013 at 6:33 PM
We're getting our first look at a letter Chief Randy Scott wrote to city officials to ask for his indefinite leave of absence.
"Chief Scott" News