A Greenville (South Carolina) County Sheriff’s Office deputy who inadvertently shot the mother of a shoplifting suspect inside a Greer home violated agency policy during the tense confrontation, the Sheriff’s Office said Thursday to contradict a previous statement.
Lieutenant Ryan Flood said Wednesday the deputy was cleared and there was no wrongdoing found at the conclusion of an internal affairs investigation, but on Thursday Flood said the deputy violated the department’s arrest policy, though he declined to say how.
“What she was written up for has nothing to do with the shooting,” Flood said Thursday. “In the officer-involved shooting she was cleared and justified. The policy violation was a result of the incident.”
Flood said he was misinformed when he made Wednesday’s statement that no wrongdoing was found. He later clarified that the deputy was justified in using lethal force but was found to have violated policy when reviewing the totality of the incident. The State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the case.
The Sheriff’s Office released body camera footage of the October 20 shooting on Wednesday. It showed the deputy, Ashley Cure, approach a man, Sean Kaiser, 40, in front of a Greer home to investigate a case of alleged shoplifting… Greenville News