Laurens officer suspended for alleged misconduct

Using a racial slur, domestic dispute, driving drunk all included in reports from officers
The selfless and devoted service you have provided to the men and women of this department and our community for the past 12 years is to be highly commended. Your unblemished record is an example for the men and women in your charge." - a counseling form from Laurens Police Department

UPDATE: Officer is cleared of any wrongdoing. Scott Satterfield returns to work Tuesday after an internal investigation finds no evidence to sustain allegations of a racial slur or drunk driving. Satterfield was suspended for 3 days (with weekend the suspension time was July 14-18) for fraternizing with subordinates. 



Reports say Laurens Police Capt. Scott Satterfield is suspended with pay as an investigation continues into his conduct on a trip to Myrtle Beach.

WSPA-TV and on-line news source FITSNews have reported details of Satterfield allegedly using a racial slur while playing pool in a bar, having a domestic dispute with his wife, and attempting to drive from Myrtle Beach to Laurens while he was drunk.

Three Laurens Police officers apparently have submitted statements about what happened June 23. The group was vacationing at Ocean Lakes Campgrounds at Surfside Beach, and went to The Bowery where Satterfield used “the N word” to a man sitting on a pool table. Around 3 am Satterfield allegedly got into his vehicle to drive away from the campgrounds, and the other officers called Horry County authorities.

An Horry County source told FITSNews no details would be provided and the on-line news source was welcome to submit a Freedom of Information Act request for the calls to 911 regarding Satterfield. A report said the officers also reported their concerns about Satterfield to Laurens Police Chief Sonny Ledda.

The FITSNews article includes statements by the three officers:



“This is what happens when a black man comes into a white man’s bar,” Satterfield allegedly told an as-yet-unidentified black man who sat on the edge of a pool table where he and his friends were playing pool. - Portion of FITSNews report about Laurens officer's suspension

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