Fired Myrtle Beach Cop Being Investigated By SLED! Lawsuit! Took Up Skirt Photos During Testimony!
March 17, 2021 at 6:58 PM EDT - Updated March 17 at 6:58 PM
MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (WMBF) - A fired Myrtle Beach Police officer is being investigated by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division, according to documents obtained by WMBF.
According to documents filed with the South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy, Justin Vasquez was fired on July 24, 2020, after Myrtle Beach Police received a citizen complaint regarding misconduct in the office.
WMBF has requested a copy of this complaint.
According to the state’s criminal justice academy documents, an internal investigation was opened based on the citizen alleging that Vasquez had taken photos under her skirt while in the process of getting her witness testimony.
Vasquez “was terminated based on compelled statement confirming the actions alleged by the complainant/victim,” the description of the alleged misconduct reads.
The investigation was referred to SLED, where it remains open, according to SLED spokesperson, Tommy Crosby. No warrants or charges have been issued in the case.
Crosby explained that investigations are conducted to check if any criminal violations have happened.
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