Jane Doe 3 dismisses complaint against HCPD officer

Jane Doe 3 dismisses complaint against HCPD officer

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - In new documents filed Thursday, Jane Doe 3 agreed to dismiss her complaint against Horry County Police Lt. Thomas DelPercio.

DelPercio was among the defendants from the Horry County Police Department who Jane Doe 3 says knew of the sexual assault allegations by the late former police detective Allen Large, but failed to prevent his interactions with female victims of violent crimes.

Back in June, Jane Doe 3’s attorneys filed a 30-page response to the defendants’ motion for summary judgement.

In the first paragraph of that filing, it says Jane Doe 3 opposed the motion for summary judgement, but “stipulates to the dismissal of all claims against Defendant Thomas DelPercio to be confirmed by a separate filing.”

Wednesday a judge ordered Jane Doe must file that separate filing by Friday. Online records show it was filed by that deadline when it was entered Thursday.

WMBF News has reached out to both Jane Doe 3's attorneys and the council representing DelPercio to learn more about why the complaint was dismissed. We are waiting to hear back.

The response from Jane Doe’s attorneys in June says on May 29, 2015, then-Sgt. Thomas DelPercio reported a decline in the performance of Detective Allen Large in a memo directed to another defendant in this case, Dale Buchanan.

The documents say that memo also mentions an encounter between Large and a victim, identified as Jane Doe 2, in a criminal sexual assault case. It claims Large lost control and made threats during an escort without help from patrol officers. That incident was reportedly videotaped and went viral on Facebook, but no action was taken besides the named defendants, other than DelPercio, asking Large to decompress over the weekend.

In August, a federal judge ruled it would allow for evidence to be presented at trial to show the Horry County Police Department was allegedly negligent in its supervision of Large, who was accused of sexual assault and misconduct while in office.

Court records show Jane Doe 3 dismissed her case against Large in May. Large passed away in January.

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