- South Carolina, USA -
News13 reports that a “Marion County Sheriff’s Office deputy was suspended after he was cited following allegations of animal cruelty.”
According to News13, Marion County Sheriff J. Brian Wallace, declined to provide the deputy’s name.
The Marion Police Department however, confirmed to News13 that deputy GREG PIKE (pictured below), “was charged under the city ordinance.”
As reported by WPDE, according to the MCSO, the deputy’s personal dog is involved in the case.
Sheriff Wallace told News13: “While I am confident that Chief Crawford conducted a thorough review of the allegations and made the charge he felt was appropriate at the conclusion of his agency’s investigation, the MCSO is conducting a review of the matter to determine whether or not MCSO policies and procedures were violated by the deputy in question. Based on the charges from the City of Marion the deputy has been suspended without pay pending the outcome of the investigation.”
Sheriff Wallace’s statement continues to say: “That review is in its early stages; therefore, further comment would not be appropriate at this time. However, I can state that employees of the MCSO are held to the highest standards regarding on and off-duty conduct.”
News13 concluded the article saying they are “working to obtain additional information about the case.”
Voice For Us will subsequently post updates as they become available.
Many thanks Marion Police Department for doing the right thing and making public the name of the deputy!
Victims deserve and need protection, not the offenders!
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