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Former NMB police officer to fight for job during hearing

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NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - A grievance hearing is scheduled for Monday morning for a former City of North Myrtle Beach employee who claims he was wrongfully terminated from his position.

The hearing for Jeff Senter, a 16-year law enforcement veteran, has been scheduled for Monday at 9 a.m. at the North Myrtle Beach City Hall.

Senter claims he was wrongfully fired following an incident involving the wife of South Carolina Rep. Tracy Edge at a Cherry Grove fire station.

"I went from being the best of the best to being treated like a criminal, that's what happened to me. Mrs. Edge didn't get me fired. The city manager fired me and I think its because of pressure from outside sources," Senter said.

An attorney for Senter told WMBF News Edge's wife showed up at the fire station and began making a scene. At one point during an argument, Senter proceeded to record the incident on dash cam video.

"She was making accusations and acting inappropriately," Attorney Greg McCollum said.

McCollum said his client had followed proper procedures and followed the orders of his supervisors by not filing an incident report or making any arrests.

Edge admits she had acted inappropriately in a statement released last month to WMBF News.

"I am truly sorry and regret my actions in the incident that occurred several weeks ago," Edge stated. "I take full responsibility for what happened and apologize for the trouble this has caused."

WMBF News requested the recorded dash cam video from the City of North Myrtle Beach through the Freedom of Information Act, but city leaders say because Senter no longer wants the tape released, they will keep it private.

"Essentially the reason he was fired is because the news media asked for the tape," McCollum said.

Last month, Rep. Tracy Edge also released a statement claiming he's been keeping out of the city's decisions:

"Melissa and I are working through this and seek to strengthen our marriage and family.  We ask for understanding and prayers from our friends and everyone in  the community. We will continue to work for the betterment of our community and humbly ask for your support, thoughts and prayers as we move forward. We never asked for any special treatment and have had no role or involvement in any actions or decisions made by the city."

 


 

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