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SLED Investigating Columbia Police Department

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating the City of Columbia, S.C. police department (CPD), multiple sources familiar with the probe tell FITS. Details at this point are hazy, but we’re told the investigation centers around an as-yet-undetermined amount of “missing money” at a foundation established to support…

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) is investigating the City of Columbia, S.C. police department (CPD), multiple sources familiar with the probe tell FITS.

Details at this point are hazy, but we’re told the investigation centers around an as-yet-undetermined amount of “missing money” at a foundation established to support the scandal-plagued Capitol City law enforcement agency.

In possibly related news, a captain with the police department has recently been placed on administrative leave – although FITS has been unable to independently verify his name or confirm whether this suspension is related to the SLED probe.

Calls to the CPD regarding the suspended individual were referred to City Hall.

News of the SLED probe comes two months after former CPD Chief Randy Scott resigned under questionable circumstances. Of course Scott has friends in local law enforcement circles, and quickly landed on his feet.

Ruben Santiago was named interim chief in late April after Scott’s resignation.

UPDATE: FITS has confirmed the name of the suspended officer as Captain David Navarro. And while we’re still chasing down the details, we’re told his suspension is related to the SLED probe.

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100 comments

Jay Ellington July 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Can Haley please remove Steve Benjamin from office of mayor already?

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GrandTango July 12, 2013 at 4:11 pm

Wow: GREAT Thought Jay.
If she had the guts to do that, she’d be a NATIONAL Hero overnight…but she’d have to wear a bullet-proof vest to protect from the New Black Panthers and DOJ Snipers, who’d try to El-Reno her (See Janet-Waco)…

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Guest July 12, 2013 at 5:33 pm

Funny coincidence – “El Reno” is the Oklahoma City suburb where the hard-times have their own state pen.

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RightStep July 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm

The city, the county, the schools, the public utility commissions and 99% of all the elected officials are criminals.

No leadership + too many years of an arrogant newspaper / media that covered up the corruption based on race = Voter suppression and a pack of leftist loons stealing the taxpayers’ money and destroying the community.

We need business leaders, religious leaders and regular citizen leaders to speak out and take back the city and county from these ‘race-card’ playing criminals.

Let’s start with a statewide law that allows for “recall” of elected officials in every local or state office. Get ‘Queen Jean’ & party bosses out of the mix – make all local / county elections nonpartisan.

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The Ghost of Fat Greg Dulli July 12, 2013 at 3:15 pm

Can Haley please remove Steve Benjamin from office of mayor already?

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RightStep July 16, 2013 at 3:34 pm

The city, the county, the schools, the public utility commissions and 99% of all the elected officials are criminals.

No leadership + too many years of an arrogant newspaper / media that covered up the corruption based on race = Voter suppression and a pack of leftist loons stealing the taxpayers’ money and destroying the community.

We need business leaders, religious leaders and regular citizen leaders to speak out and take back the city and county from these ‘race-card’ playing criminals.

Let’s start with a statewide law that allows for “recall” of elected officials in every local or state office. Get ‘Queen Jean’ & party bosses out of the mix – make all local / county elections nonpartisan.

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The Colonel July 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Is this going to be one of those “Lexington Ring” type stories that never quite pan out or should we pop some popcorn.
I’m still waiting to see the perp walks with Lil’Stevie, Ginormous Jakie and the rest of the Hoo Haw gang

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The Colonel (R) July 12, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Is this going to be one of those “Lexington Ring” type stories that never quite pan out or should we pop some popcorn.
I’m still waiting to see the perp walks with Lil’Stevie, Ginormous Jakie and the rest of the Hoo Haw gang

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GrandTango July 12, 2013 at 4:07 pm

Remember: Leftwing (Republican-attack–only) Muckraker Cory Hutchins was handed, but Hot-Potatoed the Video Gambling Evidence, because it involved democrats, and especially black democrats (the un-touchable, lord gods of their party)…..

If it was so bad, Hutchins cowered from it…no telling how corrupt this could be. Obama has used the IRS to target Americans that he hates. And he even went after a reporter’s elderly parents…

That’s BAD….but these Ds think they are gods..and their minions, like Hutchins, believe they are…

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Free Time Charlie July 13, 2013 at 1:22 pm

You’re right that Hutchins pussed out there. The rest of it was your usual BS.

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Gillon July 12, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Evidence that the Peter Principle is at work again–you rise to your level of incompetence. The Columbia Police Dept. Is all over enforcing city parking meter regulations and arresting underage drinkers in Five Points. Beyond that level, they are a joke.

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Gillon July 12, 2013 at 4:46 pm

Evidence that the Peter Principle is at work again–you rise to your level of incompetence. The Columbia Police Dept. Is all over enforcing city parking meter regulations and arresting underage drinkers in Five Points. Beyond that level, they are a joke.

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CorruptionInColumbia July 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I don’t hold out a lot of hope that SLED will find any meaningful corruption at CPD. Most days, I struggle to believe that SLED (as an agency) could find its own ass, using both hands. They seem to be incapable of finding and successfully prosecuting corruption when powerful political machines are involved or benefiting from the corruption. Charlie A, Bob C, and the Lexington Crime Ring, are just a few such entities that SLED has never seemed to muster the courage to do anything about, other than maybe sweep things under the rug.

That said, we can always hope. Former Deputy Chief I P Greene, in an interview with WIS-TV many months ago, was asked why Randy Scott might want to single her out or target her for termination. Ms Greene made comments to the effect that she tried to do things “the right way”, “by the book”, or similar analogy. This is true with regard to her. She is a straight-up character with more integrity in the last joint of her pinky finger than Randy Scott or his cronies have in all of their body or soul. Getting on with the story, in that interview, Ms Greene made reference to Randy Scott’s “Police Foundation” and the lack of accountability with regard to handling of funds collected for it.

If you think back, Scott and some of his officers were collecting donations from patrons at the Hardees on Piney Grove Rd at one time and possibly had other fund-raising events going on. Scott made comments about what his “Police Foundation” was going to do with the funds and cited things like helping officers who were going through a bad time and “college scholarships”. I did a major eye-roll when he mentioned the scholarships. There are literally thousands of college scholarship programs around the country. Most barely pay for a semester if that much, therefore making them pretty much pointless, except for being a “feel good” move and getting good publicity for this cause or group and that one.

Getting back to Ms Greene’s interview, she correctly noted how CPD no longer presents its retiring officers with their guns or even their badges upon retiring from that agency. This is a time-honored tradition in many departments and, IMHO, a good one. Giving a retiring officer his or her gun and badge on retirement is a small but nice token of appreciation for the many missed birthdays, missed recitals, missed baseball games, missed holidays with family, and other privations endured by both the officers and their families because the job needed them at those times.

Ms Greene made reference to people who were connected to Scott’s Police Foundation who were neither police officers nor retirees, yet who were somehow coming into possession of CPD badges. She had rightfully questioned this practice, along with handling of Foundation funds and indicated that her comments were not well-received by Scott and his cronies.

I don’t know if the Police Foundation has anything to do with this, but as I said earlier in the post, “we can hope.” Daddy Leon is a powerful man and I am sure he will do all in his considerable power (and that of the machine he is a part of) to save Baby Dumpling Scott from any prosecution.

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jimlewisowb July 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Excellent points

Could serve as a primer for SLED if they were capable of reading

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CorruptionInColumbia July 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I looked back on WIS’s site, trying to find that interview. Conveniently, the video from the older stories such as this one, seems to have been removed.

:-(

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blah blah July 12, 2013 at 8:44 pm

You must be a city employee since you sure know a lot of information about CPD (previous posts). Also, you must be green with envy of SLED. Not all officers are friends or family members of influential sheriffs, chiefs, or politicians. Keep applying and one day you’ll get a job there. I’ll get my chance in a few years with a little more experience.

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CorruptionInColumbia July 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I remember the days (JP Strom era) when most cops I knew either wanted to work for SLED or at least be as much like them as possible. They kicked ass and took names. The administrations since Strom have progressively emasculated the agency and a lot of their agents, unfortunately.

Long gone are the days of people like big Phil Watkins, Dollard, Dan DeFreeze, and the like.

As for these days, I have no envy of anyone who works at SLED. There are still some good people there, but their leadership has done much to destroy their effectiveness.

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9" July 12, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I still have Strom’s autograph;-) But,all the charges were dropped,cause when it went to court,the evidence(Bimini sensimilla )was mysteriously, GONE.

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junior justice July 13, 2013 at 8:53 am

“I still have Strom’s autograph”
— on what? criminal charges? details please!

junior justice July 19, 2013 at 2:45 pm

HA! HA! That’s funny – and I found your picture there!

9" July 19, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Putting perps in cages and spraying them with mace,so they’ll talk,while the cops are smoking your pot and fucking you?

eat shit,idiot

junior justice July 20, 2013 at 11:51 am

Is that the point you’re trying to make? Never heard of that happening, but that’s why I didn’t get it with your link. I thought you were complaining against keeping pets in cages —-sorry!

9" July 22, 2013 at 6:16 am

Yes.It’s amazing what you can get away with when you’re on the ‘right side’ of the law.Some of America’s prisons make Abu Ghraib
look like a holiday.

Scooter July 16, 2013 at 3:54 pm

They bring SLED in to sweep it under the rug.

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CorruptionInColumbia July 12, 2013 at 6:58 pm

I don’t hold out a lot of hope that SLED will find any meaningful corruption at CPD. Most days, I struggle to believe that SLED (as an agency) could find its own ass, using both hands. They seem to be incapable of finding and successfully prosecuting corruption when powerful political machines are involved or benefiting from the corruption. Charlie A, Bob C, and the Lexington Crime Ring, are just a few such entities that SLED has never seemed to muster the courage to do anything about, other than maybe sweep things under the rug.

That said, we can always hope. Former Deputy Chief I P Greene, in an interview with WIS-TV many months ago, was asked why Randy Scott might want to single her out or target her for termination. Ms Greene made comments to the effect that she tried to do things “the right way”, “by the book”, or similar analogy. This is true with regard to her. She is a straight-up character with more integrity in the last joint of her pinky finger than Randy Scott or his cronies have in all of their body or soul. Getting on with the story, in that interview, Ms Greene made reference to Randy Scott’s “Police Foundation” and the lack of accountability with regard to handling of funds collected for it.

If you think back, Scott and some of his officers were collecting donations from patrons at the Hardees on Piney Grove Rd at one time and possibly had other fund-raising events going on. Scott made comments about what his “Police Foundation” was going to do with the funds and cited things like helping officers who were going through a bad time and “college scholarships”. I did a major eye-roll when he mentioned the scholarships. There are literally thousands of college scholarship programs around the country. Most barely pay for a semester if that much, therefore making them pretty much pointless, except for being a “feel good” move and getting good publicity for this cause or group and that one.

Getting back to Ms Greene’s interview, she correctly noted how CPD no longer presents its retiring officers with their guns or even their badges upon retiring from that agency. This is a time-honored tradition in many departments and, IMHO, a good one. Giving a retiring officer his or her gun and badge on retirement is a small but nice token of appreciation for the many missed birthdays, missed recitals, missed baseball games, missed holidays with family, and other privations endured by both the officers and their families because the job needed them at those times.

Ms Greene made reference to people who were connected to Scott’s Police Foundation who were neither police officers nor retirees, yet who were somehow coming into possession of CPD badges. She had rightfully questioned this practice, along with handling of Foundation funds and indicated that her comments were not well-received by Scott and his cronies.

I don’t know if the Police Foundation has anything to do with this, but as I said earlier in the post, “we can hope.” Daddy Leon is a powerful man and I am sure he will do all in his considerable power (and that of the machine he is a part of) to save Baby Dumpling Scott from any prosecution.

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jimlewisowb July 12, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Excellent points

Could serve as a primer for SLED if they were capable of reading

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CorruptionInColumbia July 12, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I looked back on WIS’s site, trying to find that interview. Conveniently, the video from the older stories such as this one, seems to have been removed.

:-(

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blah blah July 12, 2013 at 8:44 pm

You must be a city employee since you sure know a lot of information about CPD (previous posts). Also, you must be green with envy of SLED. Not all officers are friends or family members of influential sheriffs, chiefs, or politicians. Keep applying and one day you’ll get a job there. I’ll get my chance in a few years with a little more experience.

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CorruptionInColumbia July 12, 2013 at 9:30 pm

I remember the days (JP Strom era) when most cops I knew either wanted to work for SLED or at least be as much like them as possible. They kicked ass and took names. The administrations since Strom have progressively emasculated the agency and a lot of their agents, unfortunately.

Long gone are the days of people like big Phil Watkins, Dollard, Dan DeFreeze, and the like.

As for these days, I have no envy of anyone who works at SLED. There are still some good people there, but their leadership has done much to destroy their effectiveness.

Reply
9" July 12, 2013 at 10:04 pm

I still have Strom’s autograph;-) But,all the charges were dropped,cause when it went to court,the evidence(Bimini sensimilla )was mysteriously, GONE.

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junior justice July 13, 2013 at 8:53 am

“I still have Strom’s autograph”
— on what? criminal charges? details please!

junior justice July 19, 2013 at 2:45 pm

HA! HA! That’s funny – and I found your picture there!

9" July 19, 2013 at 11:17 pm

Putting perps in cages and spraying them with mace,so they’ll talk,while the cops are smoking your pot and fucking you?

eat shit,idiot

junior justice July 20, 2013 at 11:51 am

Is that the point you’re trying to make? Never heard of that happening, but that’s why I didn’t get it with your link. I thought you were complaining against keeping pets in cages —-sorry!

9" July 22, 2013 at 6:16 am

Yes.It’s amazing what you can get away with when you’re on the ‘right side’ of the law.Some of America’s prisons make Abu Ghraib
look like a holiday.

Scooter July 16, 2013 at 3:54 pm

They bring SLED in to sweep it under the rug.

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9" July 12, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I could relate some horror stories from the 70’s,including many of Columbia’s finest,but they’d be libelous.Bottom line-quite a few,’Narcs’, got away with murder,and lesser offenses,like homosexual molestation;one of ’em got caught.Fits seems to be keen on those…

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9" July 12, 2013 at 8:48 pm

I could relate some horror stories from the 70’s,including many of Columbia’s finest,but they’d be libelous.Bottom line-quite a few,’Narcs’, got away with murder,and lesser offenses,like homosexual molestation;one of ’em got caught.Fits seems to be keen on those…

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Sparkly July 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Funny that one of the female officers that got some of the money was fired from RCSD for boinking an internal affairs cpt. She was hired on. She’s nothing but a hood rat. She got money before she was hired here. Why? Leon fired her…. Must have been boinking Scott. Wonder if her husband knows.

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Sparkly July 12, 2013 at 11:11 pm

Funny that one of the female officers that got some of the money was fired from RCSD for boinking an internal affairs cpt. She was hired on. She’s nothing but a hood rat. She got money before she was hired here. Why? Leon fired her…. Must have been boinking Scott. Wonder if her husband knows.

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Fred Sanford July 13, 2013 at 9:16 am

One corrupt agency investigating another, classic SC government.

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Homer Simpson July 17, 2013 at 8:29 am

You got that right!

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Fred Sanford July 13, 2013 at 9:16 am

One corrupt agency investigating another, classic SC government.

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Homer Simpson July 17, 2013 at 8:29 am

You got that right!

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nitrat July 13, 2013 at 9:51 am

Any reason those “multiple sources” forgot to mention to you when the dead voters investigation ended and was sent to AG Wilson?

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nitrat July 13, 2013 at 9:51 am

Any reason those “multiple sources” forgot to mention to you when the dead voters investigation ended and was sent to AG Wilson?

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GrandTango July 13, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Is it true Cory Hutchins got canned by Free Times for not following up on Corruption in Columbia, because he did want to tell the truth about democrats…???…That’s what I’m hearing, anyway…

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EW July 14, 2013 at 10:35 am

Columbia is a very well run and efficiently managed city – Richland County is a very well run and efficiently managed county. There are no problems in the Midlands. Life is perfect!

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EW July 14, 2013 at 10:35 am

Columbia is a very well run and efficiently managed city – Richland County is a very well run and efficiently managed county. There are no problems in the Midlands. Life is perfect!

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scotty July 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I like the latest move by the incompetent real estate baron Steve wanting to form some BS panel concerning the CPD. I guess reelection noise has fat boy wondering when his libturd Heathwood art crowd has a B&E and they are rattling his cage. CPD is disgrace to the term police dept. SLED couldn’t find a menstruating elephant after a snow storm hell they don’t even have subpoena power.

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scotty July 14, 2013 at 1:28 pm

I like the latest move by the incompetent real estate baron Steve wanting to form some BS panel concerning the CPD. I guess reelection noise has fat boy wondering when his libturd Heathwood art crowd has a B&E and they are rattling his cage. CPD is disgrace to the term police dept. SLED couldn’t find a menstruating elephant after a snow storm hell they don’t even have subpoena power.

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Jim A July 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Bring back Carter…LOL.. NO Crisp…Big LOL….

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CorruptionInColumbia July 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Carter would be great!

Crisp was a tyrant who believed the answer to every little misstep was to “make an example of them”. He was part of the cause of a suicide by a very promising and dedicated young officer.

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Jim A July 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Yes Crisp was like a kid in a candy store. He was so full of himself the horse shit ran out of his ears. What a Cowboy he was and probably still is in some cowboy club.

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Jim A July 14, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Bring back Carter…LOL.. NO Crisp…Big LOL….

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CorruptionInColumbia July 15, 2013 at 5:14 pm

Carter would be great!

Crisp was a tyrant who believed the answer to every little misstep was to “make an example of them”. He was part of the cause of a suicide by a very promising and dedicated young officer.

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Jim A July 15, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Yes Crisp was like a kid in a candy store. He was so full of himself the horse shit ran out of his ears. What a Cowboy he was and probably still is in some cowboy club.

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You know me July 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Captain Navarro served as Chief of Police at Ft. Jackson from Sept. 2011 to Dec. 2011. He then joined Columbia Police Dept. as a captain. Why did he leave such a plum job? By choice?

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You know me July 15, 2013 at 3:06 pm

Captain Navarro served as Chief of Police at Ft. Jackson from Sept. 2011 to Dec. 2011. He then joined Columbia Police Dept. as a captain. Why did he leave such a plum job? By choice?

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CorruptionInColumbia July 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Damnit to hell, Sic!!!!!! You picked a fine time to leave us in the lurch like this!!!!! The corruption at the top of CPD administrations is blowing up right now, we had a good verdict on Zimmerman, and who knows, we might be under martial law before you get back to report on it.

Hurry on back, man!!!!

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Mad July 15, 2013 at 7:53 pm

The Lexington ring and now this too! This is just too much.. where are the fucking indictments for these corrupt criminals???

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CorruptionInColumbia July 15, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Quite a few times on various boards such as this one, I have made light of how SLED just never seems to be able to get off the ground with a real investigation into corruption if an agency and its miscreants are protected by a large, powerful, political machine.

Lee County Sheriff, no pull, no real influence, and no problem racking up charges on him (many were Federal, I believe). He deserved what he got, but again, he was not protected by a large political machine.

Police Chief cum Mayor Preacher from the Orangeburg area. No problems going after him for various questionable activities. Of course, he was not protected by a large machine, either.

Saluda County Sheriff Jason Booth, has been rumored to be involved in numerous serious acts of malfeasance for quite some time. It took a while, but they finally got him…. on one thing. Booth wasn’t part of a particularly powerful machine, but his Dad was a SLED agent.

Lexington Crime Ring, all you hear are crickets. That is because there is a very powerful political machine and network of good ol’ boys who have each-other’s backs. No harm will likely come to them.

Columbia PD hierarchy, installed with no small amount of back alley dealing from a powerful Sheriff, who is part of a very large and powerful political machine which covers Columbia and Richland County. Watch Navarro’s allegations get swept under the rug in record time.

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9" July 16, 2013 at 7:56 am

Here’s a link to some ‘old school’ corruption.Read between the lines.It didn’t go down,per the report.He got caught,and was let off easy,long after the fact.If only people knew,who and what all was involved.
Sonny finally got caught,though.

http://www.wistv.com/story/1445614/former-richland-deputy-charged-with-1979-molestation?clienttype=printable

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CorruptionInColumbia July 16, 2013 at 8:36 am

I remember when that story came out, 9″! Had forgotten about it until just now. There was/is a lot of weird stuff swirling around the shooting of the LPD Chief. Many strange “coincidences” and other things about that that just don’t wash. I never knew this guy but I did know of him.

Thanks for the link and the memory jog!

9" July 17, 2013 at 7:20 am

Anytime.I hated the guy and his friends,not because they were cops,but for the things they did.’Could say more,but…

CorruptionInColumbia July 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I believe you! Too many questionable things and events surrounded the guy over a period of years, especially around that shooting incident.

CorruptionInColumbia July 15, 2013 at 3:43 pm

Damnit to hell, Sic!!!!!! You picked a fine time to leave us in the lurch like this!!!!! The corruption at the top of CPD administrations is blowing up right now, we had a good verdict on Zimmerman, and who knows, we might be under martial law before you get back to report on it.

Hurry on back, man!!!!

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Mad July 15, 2013 at 7:53 pm

The Lexington ring and now this too! This is just too much.. where are the fucking indictments for these corrupt criminals???

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CorruptionInColumbia July 15, 2013 at 8:11 pm

Quite a few times on various boards such as this one, I have made light of how SLED just never seems to be able to get off the ground with a real investigation into corruption if an agency and its miscreants are protected by a large, powerful, political machine.

Lee County Sheriff, no pull, no real influence, and no problem racking up charges on him (many were Federal, I believe). He deserved what he got, but again, he was not protected by a large political machine.

Police Chief cum Mayor Preacher from the Orangeburg area. No problems going after him for various questionable activities. Of course, he was not protected by a large machine, either.

Saluda County Sheriff Jason Booth, has been rumored to be involved in numerous serious acts of malfeasance for quite some time. It took a while, but they finally got him…. on one thing. Booth wasn’t part of a particularly powerful machine, but his Dad was a SLED agent.

Lexington Crime Ring, all you hear are crickets. That is because there is a very powerful political machine and network of good ol’ boys who have each-other’s backs. No harm will likely come to them.

Columbia PD hierarchy, installed with no small amount of back alley dealing from a powerful Sheriff, who is part of a very large and powerful political machine which covers Columbia and Richland County. Watch Navarro’s allegations get swept under the rug in record time.

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9" July 16, 2013 at 7:56 am

Here’s a link to some ‘old school’ corruption.Read between the lines.It didn’t go down,per the report.He got caught,and was let off easy,long after the fact.If only people knew,who and what all was involved.
Sonny finally got caught,though.

http://www.wistv.com/story/1445614/former-richland-deputy-charged-with-1979-molestation?clienttype=printable

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CorruptionInColumbia July 16, 2013 at 8:36 am

I remember when that story came out, 9″! Had forgotten about it until just now. There was/is a lot of weird stuff swirling around the shooting of the LPD Chief. Many strange “coincidences” and other things about that that just don’t wash. I never knew this guy but I did know of him.

Thanks for the link and the memory jog!

9" July 17, 2013 at 7:20 am

Anytime.I hated the guy and his friends,not because they were cops,but for the things they did.’Could say more,but…

CorruptionInColumbia July 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm

I believe you! Too many questionable things and events surrounded the guy over a period of years, especially around that shooting incident.

Jim A July 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm

The CPD is a train wreck in slow motion, Hell for that matter city government is the biggest joke. All those back stabbing folks are now getting their karma served up in big servings.

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One Who Knows July 15, 2013 at 11:38 pm

I’d be really careful about throwing stones when you live in a glass house yourself, Jim A. If you are who I think you are, there are a couple skeletons in your closet you wouldn’t want discussed on one of these discussion boards…like your son’s problems he’s had while bouncing around different LE agencies…

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Jim A July 15, 2013 at 4:50 pm

The CPD is a train wreck in slow motion, Hell for that matter city government is the biggest joke. All those back stabbing folks are now getting their karma served up in big servings.

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One Who Knows July 15, 2013 at 11:38 pm

I’d be really careful about throwing stones when you live in a glass house yourself, Jim A. If you are who I think you are, there are a couple skeletons in your closet you wouldn’t want discussed on one of these discussion boards…like your son’s problems he’s had while bouncing around different LE agencies…

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City girl July 15, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Check article on WIS posted tonight. Interesting.

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City girl July 15, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Check article on WIS posted tonight. Interesting.

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Jim A July 16, 2013 at 9:23 am

You have some karma pie on your shirt Navarro!

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Jim A July 16, 2013 at 9:23 am

You have some karma pie on your shirt Navarro!

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know the truth July 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

They are all boot lickers and crooks, been that way since employed with rcsd

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know the truth July 16, 2013 at 6:11 pm

They are all boot lickers and crooks, been that way since employed with rcsd

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CharlesDikkens July 17, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Unless the fired cop has real proof, this will go nowhere. Too bad, as the lid needs to come off of all the recent City and County corruption, starting with the wreck on the night of the election, to the shady business dealings, the botched hiring of Ms. Wilson, the Palmetto Compress bail out, the embarrassing Five Points and Vista crime waves, the uptick in gang violence, the manipulation of the retirement system for Chief Scott, his mysterious leave of absence, the bakery murder and the failure to arrest a known violent suspect, and now this. Oh yeah, and the Miz Lillie escapade and the Billion Dollar Bus fund. This city and county is rank with corruption and self dealing.

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CharlesDikkens July 17, 2013 at 12:48 pm

Unless the fired cop has real proof, this will go nowhere. Too bad, as the lid needs to come off of all the recent City and County corruption, starting with the wreck on the night of the election, to the shady business dealings, the botched hiring of Ms. Wilson, the Palmetto Compress bail out, the embarrassing Five Points and Vista crime waves, the uptick in gang violence, the manipulation of the retirement system for Chief Scott, his mysterious leave of absence, the bakery murder and the failure to arrest a known violent suspect, and now this. Oh yeah, and the Miz Lillie escapade and the Billion Dollar Bus fund. This city and county is rank with corruption and self dealing.

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Justathought July 18, 2013 at 11:19 pm

I am so glad that Investagator Scott was able to get his much needed assistant. I seems to me that Mr. Lott sure does know how to take care of his PTSD suffering officers.

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Justathought July 18, 2013 at 11:19 pm

I am so glad that Investagator Scott was able to get his much needed assistant. I seems to me that Mr. Lott sure does know how to take care of his PTSD suffering officers.

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Screwed up shat July 20, 2013 at 9:25 am

Has anyone put together that Scott, Navarro, and Santiago were all mid and top brass for Leon Lott and notice he has been awful quiet during this mess! All three of them use to claim the hard works of their subordinates to climb the ladder at RCSD and mysteriously those above them would resign and fall, sounds like a trend. The only way you are going to get CPD back honorable again is get the politicians out of the “real POLICE” business, but Charlie Austin screwed that up! Sounds to me like Leon is setting the city up for a take over to double his salary and screw Columbia. Look at the fire service, they combine city county services and it went to shit and forced most of the volunteers to quit. We all know how Richland County operates….. You suck at this job so lets create a new position and not fire you because you’re a token black person and let several other people go who do work to keep you around. Sounds to me like it is all a set up and the only people who suffer from this is the citizens.

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Screwed up shat July 20, 2013 at 9:25 am

Has anyone put together that Scott, Navarro, and Santiago were all mid and top brass for Leon Lott and notice he has been awful quiet during this mess! All three of them use to claim the hard works of their subordinates to climb the ladder at RCSD and mysteriously those above them would resign and fall, sounds like a trend. The only way you are going to get CPD back honorable again is get the politicians out of the “real POLICE” business, but Charlie Austin screwed that up! Sounds to me like Leon is setting the city up for a take over to double his salary and screw Columbia. Look at the fire service, they combine city county services and it went to shit and forced most of the volunteers to quit. We all know how Richland County operates….. You suck at this job so lets create a new position and not fire you because you’re a token black person and let several other people go who do work to keep you around. Sounds to me like it is all a set up and the only people who suffer from this is the citizens.

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Screwed up shat July 20, 2013 at 9:25 am

Has anyone put together that Scott, Navarro, and Santiago were all mid and top brass for Leon Lott and notice he has been awful quiet during this mess! All three of them use to claim the hard works of their subordinates to climb the ladder at RCSD and mysteriously those above them would resign and fall, sounds like a trend. The only way you are going to get CPD back honorable again is get the politicians out of the “real POLICE” business, but Charlie Austin screwed that up! Sounds to me like Leon is setting the city up for a take over to double his salary and screw Columbia. Look at the fire service, they combine city county services and it went to shit and forced most of the volunteers to quit. We all know how Richland County operates….. You suck at this job so lets create a new position and not fire you because you’re a token black person and let several other people go who do work to keep you around. Sounds to me like it is all a set up and the only people who suffer from this is the citizens.

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Charlie Cat July 20, 2013 at 9:54 am

It all goes down to the character of the person representing the job. Temptation is abundant out in the real world. The question remains for each individual is how strong are they against temptation. One of the deadly sins known as greed seems to be driving the latest mess at CPD. Time for some cleaning house and some real men taking these positions of importance at CPD.

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Charlie Cat July 20, 2013 at 9:54 am

It all goes down to the character of the person representing the job. Temptation is abundant out in the real world. The question remains for each individual is how strong are they against temptation. One of the deadly sins known as greed seems to be driving the latest mess at CPD. Time for some cleaning house and some real men taking these positions of importance at CPD.

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