Florence County Sheriff’s Office fires deputy featured in YouTube video

Florence County Sheriff’s Office fires deputy featured in YouTube video
Florence County Sheriff’s Office fires deputy featured in YouTube video

FLORENCE, SC – A Florence County Sheriff’s Deputy who was featured in a video encounter with a citizen and following the encounter the citizen was pushed to the ground and arrested is no longer with the sheriff’s office .

The incident appears to have taken place in an industrial park at Interstate 95 and US 52.

The case was also referred to the 12th Circuit District Attorney’s Office.

“On Monday, September 12, 2022, we became aware of an incident involving one of our deputies when we received a written complaint from the arrestee and his video was posted to YouTube,” Sheriff TJ Joy wrote. in a statement on the situation.

“The internal affairs investigation determined numerous violations of FCSO policy during the incident. As a result of the investigation, Sergeant Morrison is no longer employed by the Florence County Sheriff’s Office,” Joy wrote in the statement.

The sheriff said he met with the complainant and his attorney and the entire video has been made available to investigators.

“Our agency has conducted training on dealing with First Amendment rights and that training is ongoing. We will continue to uphold the First Amendment rights of citizens of Florence County and those who travel here,” the sheriff wrote in the statement.

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