SLED investigating state constable involved shooting in Florence
FLORENCE, SC (WMBF) – A State Constable was involved in a shooting Saturday night in Florence, according to Lt. Mike Brandt with the Florence Police Department.
The shooting occurred around 11:10 Saturday night on Waverly Avenue, near Sunset Drive during a traffic stop.
Florence Police Chief Heidler contacted the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to conduct a full investigation.
No Florence Police Officer discharged a weapon during this incident.
"Class I South Carolina State Constables are unpaid law enforcement volunteers who are regulated by SLED and meet the same law enforcement training certification standards as a full time Class I police officer. The Class I constable involved in last night's incident, has worked periodically with the Florence Police Department for the past four years," according to Mayor Wukela.
"As the Mayor of the City of Florence, I want to assure the public that I am satisfied that the City of Florence police officers performed their jobs properly and I am confident that SLED will investigate fully and fairly."
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