White SC Police Chief Charged With Murder

By FITSNEWS || A white police chief from a small South Carolina town has been charged with murder stemming from the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man. Richard Combs – the former police chief of Eutawville, S.C. – shot and killed 54-year-old Bernard Bailey in May 2011 following an…

By FITSNEWS || A white police chief from a small South Carolina town has been charged with murder stemming from the 2011 shooting death of an unarmed black man.

Richard Combs – the former police chief of Eutawville, S.C. – shot and killed 54-year-old Bernard Bailey in May 2011 following an argument over a ticket the Bailey’s daughter received for a busted vehicle tail light.

Bailey was shot twice in the chest by Combs following a scuffle in the police chief’s office.

The decision to charge Combs with murder came as a surprise seeing as the town of Eutawville (population: 300) recently settled a wrongful death case brought by Bailey’s family for $400,000.  Not only that, a U.S. Department of Justice (USDOJ) investigation determined last March that Combs did not violate Bailey’s civil rights.

Oh well … just as the facts of the case in Ferguson, Missouri led to a decision not to indict a white cop for shooting an unarmed black robbery suspect (much to the chagrin of racial agitators and ratings-starved media outlets), the facts in this case have led to a decision to indict.

Now it’s in the hands of the South Carolina justice system …

Combs – who is already facing a misconduct in office charge related to the shooting – could face thirty years to life in prison if convicted.


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tomstickler December 4, 2014 at 11:52 am

The matter is in a proper venue — a jury of his peers.

Mike at the Beach December 5, 2014 at 12:40 am

…because there was evidently, in the opinion of the Grand Jury, probable cause to believe he committed a crime. When a Grand Jury likewise finds no such probable cause, the “proper” course of action is a no-bill. Every case is different, but they don’t all go to trial. That is our system, and it’s a good one.

euwe max December 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

Wait… a *white* police chief? Am I reading that right?

No agenda here.... December 4, 2014 at 12:13 pm

Even further, because “facts” were used, it’s a good indictment. A perfect opportunity to show that the Justus system works and that the findings if Ferguson were based on “facts” and justified as well….

No agenda here.... December 4, 2014 at 12:13 pm


The Colonel December 4, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Justus – Justice

No agenda here.... December 4, 2014 at 2:40 pm

I meant it just like I spelled it.

Buz Martin December 4, 2014 at 7:03 pm

Popular civil rights activist meme/slogan, of long standing:

“There is no Justice– There is JustUs.”

Buz Martin December 4, 2014 at 7:42 pm

Meant that for “The Colonel.”

9" December 4, 2014 at 3:31 pm

You usually get as much justice as you can afford.SC no longer has a Public Defender’s office.You have the right to a Pro Bono attorney,if you’re lucky,and one feels like seeing you.If it’s not a serious ‘crime’,you’ll get out after you’ve done your time in jail,whether you’re guilty or not…

Squishy123 December 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm

The MAN is holding the black folk down in Eutaville.

euwe max December 4, 2014 at 12:26 pm Reply
euwe confusie December 4, 2014 at 1:02 pm

Final November Totals
Shot & Killed: 35
Shot & Wounded: 125
Total Shot: 160
Total Homicides: 38

2014 Chicago Crime & Murder StatsShortlink

Totals Since Ferguson (Aug 9 – Nov 24)
Shot & Killed: 130
Shot & Wounded: 725
Total Shot: 855
Total Homicides: 155

2014 Chicago Crime & Murder StatsShortlink

Year To Date Totals
Shot & Killed: 350
Shot & Wounded: 2034
Total Shot: 2384
Total Homicides: 415

2014 Chicago Crime & Murder Stats

Taos December 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Yep, a “white police chief” is about as rare as a “white doctor” in a television ad….

stage9 December 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm

WHAT?? Burn this m*&^%$ down!

He'll get a medal December 4, 2014 at 12:14 pm

He’ll walk. This is SC. We’re more worried about gom fetting his retirement pay.

He'll get a medal December 4, 2014 at 12:15 pm

*Him getting*

nitrat December 4, 2014 at 4:45 pm

If you look real hard, you will find an ‘edit’ button beneath your comment. You can click on that, change a typo and not have to reply to yourself.

squishychugscock December 4, 2014 at 12:36 pm

When a prosecutor has the balls to seek an indictment, he gets an indictment. When a prosecutor goes to the grand jury seeking a no bill, he gets a no bill.

euwe max December 4, 2014 at 12:46 pm

Turns out Timothy Loehmann, the police officer and nice Catholic schoolboy who shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice to death in a Cleveland park, couldn’t hack it on a small town force, so he took his talents to Cleveland.

“Distracted and weepy” — that’s how a suburban police department described Loehmann back in November 2012, after Loehmann basically flunked the force’s firearms qualification training. Supervisors described Loehmann’s handgun performance as “dismal,” which has a whole new ring to it now that we’re nearly two weeks removed from the death of Rice. According to Cleveland.com.

“[Loehmann] could not follow simple directions, could not communicate clear thoughts nor recollections, and his handgun performance was dismal,” according to the letter written by Deputy Chief Jim Polak of the Independence police. […]

“I do not believe time, nor training, will be able to change or correct the deficiencies,” Polak said.

It’s still unclear whether the Cleveland P.D. asked their brother officers in Independence why they’d let an outstanding cop like Loehmann get away. One way or another, Loehmann couldn’t pass muster in Independence (pop. 7,133), so he decided to apply to the Cleveland Police Department, who may want to review their hiring procedures. The story apparently went to press before they got a response from the police, but The Guardian followed up and got this cryptic answer about Loehmann’s perhaps-nonexistent reference check.

In March of this year, Loehmann was hired by the Cleveland police department. It is unclear whether the department had seen the Independence memo at the time of Loehmann’s hiring.

“I have not received any instruction about it, and I have not received the file” from Independence, said Sgt Ali Pillow, a Cleveland police spokesman. He said the Cleveland department had not commented on whether it had seen the memo from Independence before Loehmann was hired.

Yr Wonket would like to commend Cleveland police spokesman Sgt. Pillow for issuing such a completely and utterly vacuous statement. It’s good to know at least some of you guys know how to do your jobs properly.

Anyway, back to this Loehmann guy, the shooty one who couldn’t stop crying or whatever. In the words of a younger Arnold Schwarzenegger, why do you cry?

“During a state range qualification course, Ptl Loehmann was distracted and weepy,” Polak wrote, naming the trainer as Sgt Tinnirello. “[Loehmann] could not follow simple directions, could not communicate clear thoughts nor recollections, and his handgun performance was dismal. Sgt Tinnirello tried to work through this with Ptl Loehmann by giving him some time. But, after some talking it was clear to Sgt Tinnirello that the recruit was just not mentally prepared to be doing firearm training …

“Ptl Loehmann continued with his emotional meltdown to a point where Sgt Tinnirello could not take him into the store, so they went to get something to eat and he continued to try and calm Ptl Loehmann. Sgt Tinnirello describes the recruit as being very downtrodden, melancholy with some light crying. Sgt Tinnirello later found this emotional perplexity was due to a personal issue with Ptl Loehmann’s on and off again girlfriend whom he was dealing with till 0400 hrs the night before. (Pti Loehmann was scheduled for 0800 the morning in question).”

Some of the comments made by Ptl Loehmann during this discourse were to the effect of, “I should have gone to NY”, “maybe I should quit”, “I have no friends”, “I only hang out with 73-year-old priests”, “I have cried every day for four months about this girl.”

Don’t judge, Wonketeers. Think of all the times you’ve been hired onto a new job, and then you just break down crying and dump all your emotional baggage on your new boss, and you whine about how no one likes you except for some septuagenarian priest, and even then, you’re pretty sure he’s just hanging out with you because he has to. Happens to lots of people, probably.

Polak’s report details other incidents that — combined with Loehmann’s hot, salty, gun-range man-tears – led him to believe that Loehmann was never going to show “the maturity needed to work in our employment.” The Cleveland Police Department did not seem to share Deputy Chief Polak’s concerns, though they’re probably rethinking that position right now.

You can read the full report from the Independence Police Department here. We would like to thank the professionals at Pinkerton Global Screening Solutions for their meticulous record keeping (no, seriously, check out the second page of the report). And it’s nice to know that at least some in the media think it’s important to look into the background of the cop who killed a kid, instead of just looking into what the kid or his parents must have done wrong to get himself killed in the first place.

Read more at http://wonkette.com/568217/shocker-that-cop-who-shot-tamir-rice-dead-was-booted-for-being-so-bad-at-copping#EolE7iCbyyEmB1jp.99

euwe confusie December 4, 2014 at 12:53 pm

White teen Gilbert Collar killed by black cop Trevis Austin in …
The Washington Times
7 days ago – A two-year-old case involving the shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old white man by a black police officer is gaining attention on social …

euwe confusie December 4, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Media refuses to report on white cop that was kidnapped …
Council of Conservative Citizens
4 days ago – Yet last May four black males actually kidnapped a white Waynesboro, VApolice officer and murdered him. It has been a heavily censored …

Soft Sigh from Hell December 5, 2014 at 5:09 pm

“Council of Conservative Citizens” FKA “White Citizens Council” . . . the Rotary/JC version of the KKK

euwe confusie December 4, 2014 at 12:58 pm

“We saw this statistic repeated multiple times by conservatives on Twitter after the July 13 verdict: “In the 513 days between Trayvon dying, and today’s verdict, 11,106 African-Americans have been murdered by other African-Americans.”


Smirks December 4, 2014 at 2:48 pm

Yesterday afternoon a Staten Island grand jury failed to indict NYPD Officer Daniel Pantaleo for the killing of Eric Garner, the black Staten Island man who died as a direct result of the chokehold employed by Officer Pantaleo. “Now that the local investigation has concluded,” U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder declared in a statement last night, “I am here to announce that the Justice Department will proceed with a federal civil rights investigation into Mr. Garner’s death.”


The medical examiner called it a homicide and there’s even a video of the incident. Fucked up, man.


The Colonel December 4, 2014 at 2:51 pm

Bad call by the Grand Jury. The video is pretty conclusive.

All of that said, Holder has no standing, there is no evidence of any civil rights violations. He should be spending his time recovering the weapons he let slip across the border, investigating the indictable actions of the IRS and finding a job he actually can handle.

Squishy123 December 4, 2014 at 3:26 pm

Yawn, he just eliminated a thug in the making. How many kids with half a brain know you don’t go around pointing guns that look like real guns at people, and you don’t attempt to quickdraw against a cop who is barking orders at you.

nitrat December 4, 2014 at 4:40 pm

Washington Post also had that incredibly good supervisory documentation on that loon in Cleveland yesterday’s paper.
And, as I recall, that’s pretty much what happened with Combs. When he first shot the guy, the Post and Courier had piece after piece about his employment history. Enough to make it look like he screwed up at various LE offices and kept being allowed to resign rather than be fired. And, he finally ended up in the place where he went off the deep end.

aikencounty December 4, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Geez, it seems to fall under the radar that one of North Augusta’s “finest’ chased a man for alleged DUI 10 miles out side of the city limits, then shot him repeatedly thru the door of the suspects automobile, while Edgefield County deputies looked on in dis-belief!
I think that’s a run on sentence.

Timmy Tebow December 4, 2014 at 5:58 pm

At least the officer didn’t have to chase him through the Valley to get him. Those hillbillys down there are just too much!

The Colonel December 4, 2014 at 12:57 pm

Isn’t it odd that in our little “backwards assed racially prejudiced” state that if you shoot someone and you shouldn’t have you get indicted?

He'll get a medal December 4, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Even a blind squirrel gets a nut every once in a while. This is still an ass backward state though.

sam December 4, 2014 at 2:09 pm

What difference does color make?

Manray December 4, 2014 at 3:34 pm

If this happened in 2011, why did it take three years to get an indictment?

tot_ou_tard December 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm Reply
tot_ou_tard December 6, 2014 at 7:23 pm

Combs got caught in Mr. Bailey’s steering wheel, so he had to kill him.


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