Charges dismissed against former HCPD sergeant accused of inappropriate sexual relationships, contact

Charges dismissed against former HCPD sergeant accused of inappropriate sexual relationships, contact
Luke Green

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WMBF) - Charges have been dismissed against a former Horry County Police Department Officer accused of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with an informant and inappropriate sexual contact with a suspect during an arrest.

Luke Green worked for the Horry County Police Department for nearly 19 years before he ultimately resigned.

In September 2016, he was indicted for three counts of misconduct in office. When he was arraigned the next month, Green was given a $30,000 personal recognizance bond.

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At the time, Green's attorney, Brad Richardson, told the judge the former police sergeant was eager to fight the charges.

Richardson said Green was born and raised in Marion County and became a law enforcement officer after serving in the United States Air Force.

Green was shocked by the allegations after so many years of service, according to Richardson in a past WMBF News report.

In August 2017,  the Attorney General's office said, " Luke Green's attorney made a counter offer of allowing him to enter pretrial intervention and that he surrender his law enforcement credentials and never work in law enforcement again. We accepted that offer."

Robert Kittle, spokesperson for the South Carolina Attorney General's Office, said, "this was a prosecutorial decision based on the facts of the case."

WMBF News has also reached out to Green's attorney and the State Law Enforcement Division.

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