Agents: Police Officer Took Money From Drivers

Full story: WLTX Columbia 21
Authorities say a former Hardeeville police officer has been charged with embezzlement and misconduct after taking money from drivers he pulled over for speeding. Full Story
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Briana Bennett

Saint Matthews, SC

#1 Feb 5, 2008
i think that he did that because he thoyght that he was going to get away with it thats why i think that people should really take action about this before it get worst
Uknow

Columbia, SC

#2 Feb 5, 2008
Pay them more money for what they have to put up with day in and day out and you might not have this problem Hardeeville, or anywhere else for that matter! I do understand there are still going to be dirty cops no matter what, just a suggestion.
Big-Phil

East Dublin, GA

#3 Feb 5, 2008
I never knew that you could pay a police officer when you get stop.(traffic stop).....
Ok that's a stmt that a nieve person would say.
Please in these days an time you have to pay the courts,not the officer.(what r people thinking).
Mike

Columbia, SC

#4 Feb 5, 2008
WOW what a suprise, i would never think any cops would do anything like that. on my gosh not the respected police officers of this corupt government.
sammy

United States

#5 Feb 5, 2008
just goes to show u how corrupt these sorry a*s cops are stealing and taking payoffs from drivers then there corrupt a*sess got the nerve to judge other people f cking crooked cops
JDidGirl

Columbia, SC

#6 Feb 5, 2008
Mike wrote:
WOW what a suprise, i would never think any cops would do anything like that. on my gosh not the respected police officers of this corupt government.
Not all cops are corupt... not by a long shot. You hear about the ones doing bad stuff and then everyone starts screaming and yelling about how dirty cops are as a whole. The majority of police officers are decent, hardworking individuals out there laying their lives on the line for the rest of us each and every day. You don't get to hear about the good ones. The next those of you who think that ALL cops are dirty & corupt need some help why don't you call your local drug dealer or gang banger instead of your local police or sheriff's department and see how far that gets you.
Uknow

Columbia, SC

#7 Feb 5, 2008
Big-Phil wrote:
I never knew that you could pay a police officer when you get stop.(traffic stop).....
Ok that's a stmt that a nieve person would say.
Please in these days an time you have to pay the courts,not the officer.(what r people thinking).
I didnt either and I wouldnt even if I was told by the officer to do so. This is an example of police misconduct that makes "good" cops look "bad"; I think it's time to make an example!
Big-Phil

East Dublin, GA

#8 Feb 5, 2008
Uknow wrote:
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I didnt either and I wouldnt even if I was told by the officer to do so. This is an example of police misconduct that makes "good" cops look "bad"; I think it's time to make an example!
"ITA" Well said
Poot Fire

United States

#9 Feb 5, 2008
they tok me to jail cuz i try to pa!
Mayra Priddy

Allendale, SC

#10 Feb 5, 2008
This isnt anything knew, West Columbia has a bad habit of doing this as well as other agencys and they target hispanics for this purpose. They know that the hispanics will never pursue charges out of fear. This is not new news. It has been going on for years.
Hocus-Cadabra

Darlington, SC

#11 Feb 5, 2008
Big-Phil wrote:
I never knew that you could pay a police officer when you get stop.(traffic stop).....
Ok that's a stmt that a nieve person would say.
Please in these days an time you have to pay the courts,not the officer.(what r people thinking).
I got stopped by a SC trooper on I-20 near Bishopville in '86. Was doing 19 over (he says)and running Va. plates. Fine was $385.00 I only had $365.00 HE SETTLED RIGHT THERE ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD. Knew I was just visiting and on my way to Fla. couldn't spell my street name or middle name, don't know if it was legal or not. Was 22 and stupid. Oh well
GxOxAxT

Davidson, NC

#12 Feb 5, 2008
Example of South Carolina's hard working deputies..lol

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#13 Feb 5, 2008
This kind of thing happens more than gets reported. I know someone who got pulled in Saluda Cnty. by a sherrif for a "dirty liscence plate!" unfortunately, their liscence had been suspended due to a foul up by the Courts on a PAID speeding tkt (the Court never told the DMV that the tkt was paid so DMV suspended them) and the sherrif told this person that he would let them go if they had the money to pay the tkt then and there. They did not have the money and so spent the night in jail till the suspension thing could be sorted out. While this person was being transported to the Saluda Cnty Jail this sherrif held a lengthy cell phone conversation with his girlfriend and was basically extremely unprofessional.

I know that not ALL cops are crooked - and I sympathize with the ones who are not crooked getting painted with the same brush - but there are enough of them out there that are that it really is ruining the whole barrel. Add that to the culture in law enforcement that you don't snitch on your brothers in blue and it is no wonder that so much of the public distrusts cops.
Insulted

United States

#14 Feb 5, 2008
Mayra Priddy wrote:
This isnt anything knew, West Columbia has a bad habit of doing this as well as other agencys and they target hispanics for this purpose. They know that the hispanics will never pursue charges out of fear. This is not new news. It has been going on for years.
OK Mayra, if you are going to call out a particular agency then you need to come forward with some actual facts. The West Columbia Police Dept has never taken money from anyone on the side of the road. That is one of the most respected lae enforcement agencies in the state and an accusation like that is a serious matter. I look forward to reading your reply....Make it good!
DrPhil

United States

#15 Feb 5, 2008
I just have to ask -why would anyone pay a ticket on the side of the road?
J Litaker

Orangeburg, SC

#16 Feb 5, 2008
Here we go again; this story is not evidence that all police officers are crooked and corrupt. There are many people who have strong feelings of hatred and contempt towards police officers, as evidenced in the comments (many profanity-laced) you see regarding any report of misconduct by an officer. Whether these people have had a bad experience with law enforcement officers acting corruptly, or whether they are predispositioned to act adversarially towards those who enforce laws, they are wrong to make blanket statements painting all police officers as crooks and arrogant people who think they can do and get away with anything. Who do you think brought these officers to justice but other law enforcement officers? In every case I've seen where an officer has been arrested for wrongdoing, it has been other law enforcement officers doing there job, and bringing them to justice. It troubles all of us to hear about such incidents as this, and it well should. However, keep in mind that the law is the only thing that seperates order from chaos, and it is powerless without the brave men and women who enforce it. God Bless them, those who serve honorably - please pray for and support our police officers!
SC Trooper

Chesterfield, SC

#17 Feb 5, 2008
Just for information. There is a thing called the non resident violatior compact (NRVC) that gives certain police officers the right to recieve "BOND" on the side of the road.The compact is in place so that the courts have a way to collect fines if the violator does not send in their fines or if they don't appear for their court date. If the violator fails to do either then the ticket will be sent to their home state and their drivers license wil be suspended until the fine is paid.Some states don't participate in the compact(ex..California,Michaga n) so the officer must either recieve bond, bond certificates ,or arrest the suspect and make them appear in front of a judge.The max dollar amount that can be taken is $200.00 and the only police agency in SC that legally can do this is the Highway Patrol according to state law and opinions.There is a syste of checks and balances in place so that it can be assured that troopers are properly turning in the bond money within the proper time limit. It makes me mad to see scum dirty cops that break the rules and it makes the honest ones look bad.
Hocus-Cadabra

Darlington, SC

#18 Feb 6, 2008
SC Trooper wrote:
Just for information. There is a thing called the non resident violatior compact (NRVC) that gives certain police officers the right to recieve "BOND" on the side of the road.The compact is in place so that the courts have a way to collect fines if the violator does not send in their fines or if they don't appear for their court date. If the violator fails to do either then the ticket will be sent to their home state and their drivers license wil be suspended until the fine is paid.Some states don't participate in the compact(ex..California,Michaga n) so the officer must either recieve bond, bond certificates ,or arrest the suspect and make them appear in front of a judge.The max dollar amount that can be taken is $200.00 and the only police agency in SC that legally can do this is the Highway Patrol according to state law and opinions.There is a syste of checks and balances in place so that it can be assured that troopers are properly turning in the bond money within the proper time limit. It makes me mad to see scum dirty cops that break the rules and it makes the honest ones look bad.
Thanks for the comment Trooper, I have nothing but respect for all law enforcement. What happened in '86 doesn't quite jibe with the law you described. Oh well, I'm not bitter.

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#19 Feb 6, 2008
Quid Pro Quo wrote:
This kind of thing happens more than gets reported. I know someone who got pulled in Saluda Cnty. by a sherrif for a "dirty liscence plate!" unfortunately, their liscence had been suspended due to a foul up by the Courts on a PAID speeding tkt (the Court never told the DMV that the tkt was paid so DMV suspended them) and the sherrif told this person that he would let them go if they had the money to pay the tkt then and there. They did not have the money and so spent the night in jail till the suspension thing could be sorted out. While this person was being transported to the Saluda Cnty Jail this sherrif held a lengthy cell phone conversation with his girlfriend and was basically extremely unprofessional.
I know that not ALL cops are crooked - and I sympathize with the ones who are not crooked getting painted with the same brush - but there are enough of them out there that are that it really is ruining the whole barrel. Add that to the culture in law enforcement that you don't snitch on your brothers in blue and it is no wonder that so much of the public distrusts cops.
Hey, I spoke with my friend to make sure I had my facts straight - turns out I didn't exactly - MY BAD! The cop could not take cash cause he was not bonded - he could have taken either check or credit card, and offered those options, not cash. Sorry - but everything else was correct.
wonder why

Columbia, SC

#20 Feb 6, 2008
JDidGirl wrote:
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Not all cops are corupt... not by a long shot. You hear about the ones doing bad stuff and then everyone starts screaming and yelling about how dirty cops are as a whole. The majority of police officers are decent, hardworking individuals out there laying their lives on the line for the rest of us each and every day. You don't get to hear about the good ones. The next those of you who think that ALL cops are dirty & corupt need some help why don't you call your local drug dealer or gang banger instead of your local police or sheriff's department and see how far that gets you.
I agree with you.
the old saying that "youre only as good as your last failure" is so true

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