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Marion officers lose badges to misconduct charges

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MARION, SC (WMBF) - Two officers of the law in Marion were placed in handcuffs and charged with misconduct in office, according to a news release from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division.

Those police officers, Franklin Delano Brown and Eric Rayburn Walters, were arrested and booked into the Marion County Detention Center Thursday morning for charges connected to an incident that occurred on April 2.

Warrants indicate Eric Walters responded to a call with assistance from Franklin Brown. The officers were on duty when witnesses claim they saw them assault a woman with "excessive force" by tasing her several times.

The warrants issued by SLED do not indicate why police responded to the call on Jones Avenue that day, or the condition of the victim after the tasing.

Brown and Walters are both charged with assault and battery and misconduct in office. Each of those charges carry a possible sentence of up to ten years in prison.

Both men have been relieved of their duties with the Marion Police Department. This case is being investigated by SLED.

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