GREENWOOD (AP) — Documents provided by the Greenwood County Sheriff’s Office show the agency spent money on restaurants, Victoria’s Secret and a trip to Disney World.
The Index-Journal of Greenwood reports it reviewed nearly 750 pages of documents provided by the sheriff’s office following a Freedom of Information Act request.
The sheriff’s office finances are being investigated by the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division. SLED asked county interim attorney Stephen Baggett Jr. not to release the documents. SLED executive assistant to the chief Kathryn Richardson wrote Baggett in an email that releasing the information could jeopardize the investigation. But Baggett complied with the FOIA request and released all information not exempted.
Sheriff Tony Davis declined to talk about specific purchases, how they were funded and details of his office’s finances. He released a statement Tuesday saying he asked for SLED on Feb. 4 to investigate. Six months later, no charges have been filed.
“That investigation remains ongoing,” Davis said in a written statement. “(SLED) has instructed me that releasing any information about the investigation at this time would jeopardize the investigation. Therefore, I must respectfully decline to comment on the investigation until it reaches its end.”