SLED Probe Sitting On Solicitor’s Desk

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has completed its investigation into allegations against interim City of Columbia, S.C. police chief Ruben Santiago, multiple sources familiar with the probe tell FITS. In fact the SLED report on Santiago has been sitting on the desk of a local solicitor for “several…

The S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) has completed its investigation into allegations against interim City of Columbia, S.C. police chief Ruben Santiago, multiple sources familiar with the probe tell FITS.

In fact the SLED report on Santiago has been sitting on the desk of a local solicitor for “several weeks,” we’re told.

Earlier this year CPD Captain David Navarro accused Santiago of asking him on multiple occasions to engage in “black ops” – including efforts to plant cocaine (and a stolen handgun) in the vehicle of assistant city manager Allison Baker. Navarro says he reported Santiago’s activities to city officials – and was promptly suspended without pay.

According to our sources S.C. Fifth District solicitor Dan Johnson received a SLED report on the Santiago matter weeks ago – but has been “sitting on it.”

Why? That’s a good question.

Columbia, S.C. voters will got to the polls on December 3 to decide whether to give mayor Steve Benjamin additional powers.

Perhaps this is an effort to keep things under wraps until after the big vote …

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? November 20, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Ha! Dan Johnson?!?!?

LMAO! The system is so irretrievably broken.

What a complete and total cesspool. I’m sure the paragon of virtue will do the right thing with the investigation findings…lol

Hell, he probably was part of the coked up gang bang with Benedict co-eds in Randy/T-Bone’s love nest downtown.

I’m sure Dan, T-Bone, & Ruben will all get together and work it out at a local pub. JUST DON’T LIKE T-BONE DRIVE HOME AFTER!

? November 20, 2013 at 4:44 pm

edit: “like” to “let”

Edgar November 20, 2013 at 9:37 pm

My name is Jean Toal and I approved and have endorsed all Dan Johnson has done – professionally and personally – through my corrupt judicial and attorney discipline system. If you have any questions, I don’t care. I now have Vinny Sheheen endorsing me to continue as chief justice – so, again – kiss my royal ass.

Jay Ellington November 21, 2013 at 8:57 am

I hope it looks better than your #faceonlyamothercouldlove

Jay Ellington November 21, 2013 at 8:59 am

I hope everyone was protecting themselves.

Sims November 20, 2013 at 5:06 pm

Was anybody surprised by this? So, glad I moved the fuck away from that dump.

jimlewisowb November 20, 2013 at 5:07 pm

Believe vote on turning T Bone into a Rib Eye is set for December 3rd

Cockroach Johnson and his cockroach followers will not do anything until after the vote

Fucking Cockroaches

easterndumbfuckastan November 20, 2013 at 8:39 pm

My name is Shorty McRibEye and I approve this message.

Insider Story November 20, 2013 at 6:05 pm

Rumors are floating around that former Chief Shorty hasn’t been showing up for work at his newly created job at RCSD. Supposedly, his job is as an “ethics instructor” or “auditor” of some type. If that isn’t a horse laugh and a half, I don’t know what is.

easterndumbfuckastan November 20, 2013 at 8:38 pm

He’s going to his PTSD classes at Platinum Plus!

Smirks November 20, 2013 at 9:13 pm

Titties are a wonderful alternative for stress relief balls, I suppose.

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 21, 2013 at 9:58 am

Alternating titties on balls provide stress relief, yes?

miss suzanne November 21, 2013 at 9:58 am

Smirks, is that what Nikki told you?

shifty henry November 21, 2013 at 10:09 am

Excerpt from Shifty’s scientific paper on “Do Boobies Make the World Go Round ?”

Statement: “Boobies have no medicinal effect, either on the psyche or general medical health”

This was instantly disproved by several women
who claim the following, in summation:

“The important thing to remember about men is that no matter what they are complaining about, whether its that they hate their jobs, their backs hurt, or they feel like their lives are ‘empty and meaningless’, popping a singular booby in the mouth of an ailing man not only makes him feel much better but
also ceases his incessant complaining.”

Boobies are proven to have a 99% effectiveness
rating against placebo with most non-lethal illnesses, even alleviating chronic muscle and joint pain.

Soft Sigh from Hell November 20, 2013 at 6:23 pm

“weeks ago”
How can the contents, or at least upshot, not have leaked out by now?

CorruptionInColumbia November 20, 2013 at 6:56 pm

Last I heard on this, the “package” from Stop Let’s Eat Donuts had been forwarded to the Solicitor in Greenville by Johnson, ostensibly to avoid anything looking inappropriate. The question remains as to whether or not Dan asked them to whitewash this and whether or not Greenville will do it.

Why is Santiago and/or Scott not under arrest or indictment by now?

The lack of action on this matter, as well as the Lexington Crime Ring by SCAG Wilson is indicative of his uselessness if not his glaring corruption.

easterndumbfuckastan November 20, 2013 at 8:34 pm

The report is from Stop Let’s Eat Donuts. At most it details the Cookie Caper from the front of the box of Cookie Crisp cereal. The faux Army Ranger Santaigo is made of Teflon and stolen car stereos.

Dan Johnson November 20, 2013 at 8:07 pm

Y’all better shut up. I’m gonna protect my little nigga whether you like it or not. Keep yapping yer traps and I’ll pop a cap in yo ass.

nigga 50123 November 20, 2013 at 8:12 pm

nigger bullshit

Sucka November 20, 2013 at 8:12 pm

Everyone knows it’s been a conspiracy to set up Santiago because he won’t play the Lott game. Word is that Lott is holding up the investigation because he won’t bend to his will. Whoever heard of someone asking several times to set someone up, you would think that after the first time he would have stop asking. People need to read between the lines. Politic people politics

CorruptionInColumbia November 20, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Hey Fits! I found out something earlier today. You know how I constantly bitch about how comments become invisible after a varying number of comments are on a given thread? Well, I found out that for some reason, if I add a star (like) to the story, at the top of the thread, it exacerbates the problem. If I remove the star (like) on a thread where the problem has developed, it gets better. For this reason, a lot of your stories that I like will be missing the usual like.

Hope this helps others who are suffering with this problem.

shifty henry November 20, 2013 at 9:28 pm

CiC, I like you! Anyway, you’re saying that you “liked” someone’s comment, and then later you decided that you didn’t like it after all. Hmmph!

I’m on a PC, and the options are “vote up = ^” .. and “vote down = v”. I’ve wondered how portable devices work and how readable the text is on them, since I’ve never used one.

CorruptionInColumbia November 21, 2013 at 9:03 am

Hi Shifty! My bad on terminology. I equate the ^ (vote up) to “like” and the v (vote down) to a dislike. Same goes for the little star thingy at the top of the comment thread which I equate to “liking” the article. Sorry for the confusion.

Anyway, for some reason, that star thing at the top of the comment section on the right side of the page must eat up a shitload of data space or something.

shifty henry November 21, 2013 at 10:01 am

Thanks, because the star was overlooked, but I was more interested in rating the commentators posts. I’ll look back to see how many articles have been “starred.”

Thomas November 20, 2013 at 8:58 pm

I wonder how many “investigation reports” are sitting on 11th Circuit (Lexington County) Solicitor Donnie Myers’ desk?

No Excuses November 20, 2013 at 9:48 pm

When will Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon be arrested for assault and battery? That matter has been sitting in SLEDs hands for two years.

nitrat November 21, 2013 at 3:36 pm

Didn’t Cannon get charged with a misdemeanor related to that slapping/punching the car chase guy and, since it was not a felony, no big deal?
Or, is there another case on him?

Mguzman November 21, 2013 at 7:11 am

Bad Boys = Good Old Boys who do no wrong ever…….

TontoBubbaGoldstein November 21, 2013 at 9:56 am

“black ops”


CharlesDikkens November 21, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Glass houses. This will probably die on the Solicitor’s desk, as he has as much to lose as his cronies. Our only hope is that the crooked developers will start ratting on T-Bone and his cronies to avoid becoming someone’s jail house bitch, and the whole bunch will wind up in orange jumpsuits.

scotty November 22, 2013 at 10:37 am

This rumor has been making the rounds so there must be some validity to it. The problem is the Solicitor is a member of the Lott family and is elected with no CYA available from Lott. If and when this is brought forward it could be as fucked up at the AHC. Wonder if former Chief Shorty has had is chain yanked for posing as a sworn office since PTSD patients can’t carry a firearm. I thought he was suppose to be a community officer which is like putting a Bob Cat in a hen house.


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