A police officer has been shot and is being investigated by the SC Department of Law Enforcement. this is the reason

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the Irmo Police Department He was fired on Friday, an officer said.

Officer Lee Haley was fired after an internal investigation determined he was responsible for removing political signs, Chief Bobby Deal said in a news release.

The marks were for Gabriel BenfieldHe is a candidate for a seat in Irmo City CouncilAccording to the statement. Police said Benfield reported the signs stolen.

An investigation was opened on Friday by the Irmo Police Internal Affairs Division, and it was found that Haley was responsible for removing these signs, according to the statement.

Information on why the signs were removed was not available.

In addition to losing his job, Healy is now being investigated by the FBI South Carolina Department of Law Enforcement. Police said they have turned the investigation over to SLED in case Penfield wants to pursue criminal charges.

“We hold our officers accountable, especially when they conflict with our core values ​​of integrity, professionalism and dependability,” Deal said in the statement.

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