ANDERSON, SC (WSPA)– Anderson’s Police Chief broke down a South Carolina law he uses to hold his officers to a higher standard. Chief Jim Stewart said misconduct is not tolerated under his watch, and it’s against the state’s law.
“No where in our policy would we ever do that. You never put your knee on someone’s neck. It’s not even in the book,” said Chief Stewart, with the Anderson Police Department.
The death of George Floyd has left him disturbed.
“We have scratched our heads at that one,” Chief Stewart said.
As people in the Upstate have shown their unrest in a number of protest, the Chief is bringing attention to a misconduct law established in 2018.
“We have it set up through the academy to report officer misconduct. That can be from numerous violations, misconduct in office, drug use failure to handle weapons properly, excessive alcohol, numerous things,” Chief Stewart said..........