SC cop cleared, but $10,000 still missing

Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012 7:31 AM
Last updated 6:51 PM
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BEAUFORT, S.C. — A police captain in Yemassee has been cleared of charges that he kept more than $10,000 from traffic stops.

The Beaufort Gazette reported the attorney general’s office has dismissed the charges against Capt. Gregory Alexander.

Police Chief Jack Hagy says he does not know what happened to the money.

The attorney general’s office this week dismissed the last charge against Alexander, breach of trust of less than $1,000. A Hampton County jury last week had found Alexander not guilty of misconduct in office and breach of trust of $10,000.

Alexander had been charged after an investigation by the State Law Enforcement Division. Alexander had been suspended in May after being accused of taking the money.

The Hampton County sheriff had turned the case over to SLED.

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Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/06/12 - 08:47 am
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The Way It Used to Work

Well, this article is a switch, but I know South Carolina traffic enforcement well...from the other end. Mrs. Strom Thurmond had the right idea when she pulled out the hundreds, but the highway patrolman got cold feet with her. (No, that was not the one who used to drive her around.)

You pull out cash money to pay for your traffic stop to the officer. If you don't have it, you go by the office to pay it the next day (if the dispatcher is playing) and all is well, including your driving record. He even thanked me and I thanked him back. The whole reality is alright with me. It helps the officers who are paid a meager salary and helps you keep your driving record intact.

OpenCurtain
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OpenCurtain 12/06/12 - 09:07 am
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In other countries

I sure hate that phrase when people use it... But i'm going to use it now.

In other countries Police can accept Debt Card Bonds on the spot.
Some even allow cash and Checks with proper ID (;-).

But in those countries there is an added incentive.
Any Police officer caught stealing goes to the same jail/prison as they send the other crooks.

Its a modern electronic age.
So why not use Debt bonds on the spot?
It sure would reduce the time and effort to pay a ticket if you are guilty.

LillyfromtheMills
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LillyfromtheMills 12/06/12 - 10:27 am
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Sounds like

Ludowici!

Riverman1
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Riverman1 12/06/12 - 04:57 pm
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Lilly...ha.

Lilly...ha.

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