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SC Sheriff's Deputy Fired After Fighting Officers

SC Sheriff's Deputy Fired After Fighting Officers

The AP via YellowBrix

December 28, 2009

GREENVILLE, S.C. — A South Carolina’s sheriff’s deputy has been fired after investigators say he fought fellow deputies who responded to a disturbance call.

WYFF-TV reported that the Greenville County Sheriff’s Office fired 43-year-old Deputy Eric McKaig following the disturbance in Simpsonville on Saturday afternoon.

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Deputies responding to the call found a woman who said she had been in a fight with an acquaintance. She says the man pointed a pistol at her, threw items at her and hit her.

The sheriff’s office says McKaig kicked and pushed two deputies as they tried to separate the couple.

McKaig is charged with pointing and presenting a gun, aggravated assault and battery and two counts of assault and battery on a police officer while resisting arrest.

It was unclear if McKaig had an attorney.

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    propbraker

    over 4 years ago

    894 Comments

    What?

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Not much here,but my first thought is what would make him throw away his career like that?

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    Mmmm doesn't make a lot of sense to me.??

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    Baxter2

    over 4 years ago

    1846 Comments

    Disgraceful

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    cops422

    over 4 years ago

    30 Comments

    Not only does this guy mess his life up, but it has been shown in the past that there are people who put all Law Enforcemnt in the same barrel.. Since the Rodney King case and OJ Simpson Trial, there are some people that believe all cops do is beat people up and lie. It doesn't matter how many good things we do, it's the one bad thing one cop does that makes us all having to defend our profession.

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    hbg522

    over 4 years ago

    7006 Comments

    someone has some deep issues, along with his unemployment. sad to hear.

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    APDSARGE

    over 4 years ago

    1064 Comments

    good riddance!

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    Robocop33

    over 4 years ago

    14600 Comments

    In Greenville we not only abide by the code of conduct but we do not abide by men striking women. The ONLY time it is okay is under certian conditions while effecting an arrest and even then, it better be the only option before deadly force. Then to swing on his brothers, no. He apparently had some other issues prior so was terminated the moment the call came in from what I understand.

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    mwh5136

    over 4 years ago

    36 Comments

    Dude?! Seriously, fighting with your own officers? Like you didn't know that was going to end bad. If you did it, own up to it. Its what we expect of everyone else.

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    Lawful_Blue

    over 4 years ago

    1184 Comments

    Oh well............

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    cheetah_speed1

    over 4 years ago

    464 Comments

    Ouch! That could have turned out really ugly...

    Love is hell & thats life...

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    Anch249

    over 4 years ago

    42 Comments

    Shameful.....

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    StrykerBrig21

    over 4 years ago

    1008 Comments

    Yes thats correct OfficerWard. He was off-duty and committed the crime. I just went through some of my records of who I used to ride with and I had been on some calls with him when I was an explorer. wow I would never had thought he would do something like that. He started with uniform patrol then moved to Judicial Support with is the warrant division

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    OfficerWard

    over 4 years ago

    1384 Comments

    So he was off-duty and was in the act of commiting a domestic violence offense, AND fought with his brother LEO's?
    This guys needs some serious anger management counseling and sadly, yes, his career is over.
    We had a TWO similar situations here in Colorado in recent months and in BOTH cases, the former officer-turned-suspect, ended up shooting themselves later when the reality of their situations set in.

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    StrykerBrig21

    over 4 years ago

    1008 Comments

    Okay here some more info on the situation. When the police arrived on scene the victim and the deputy were arguing and fighting. At that time police went in and tried to separate the two and thats when the deputy started assaulting the police by kicking and punching and fighting.

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