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Bishopville police officer arrested, released from department

BISHOPVILLE, SC (WIS) - A Bishopville police officer has been arrested according to Police Chief John Ewing.

Ewing says arresting one of his own is one of the toughest things he's had to do.

Late Tuesday afternoon, Ewing says he arrested officer Sgt. Salicca Wilson. Ewing says he caught the officer on tape stealing money from the department.

"We have to be held accountable for our actions," said Ewing. "Just because we wear a badge, it doesn't mean we can break the law. We need to treat our police officers like someone who was walking down the street who may commit the same crime."

Ewing says Sgt. Wilson has been released from the department.

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