Orangeburg sheriff's captain fired amid SLED investigation

Published: Oct. 20, 2015 at 8:26 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 30, 2015 at 8:26 PM EDT
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ORANGEBURG COUNTY, SC (WIS) - A 10-year captain with the Orangeburg County Sheriff's Office has been fired after the State Law Enforcement Division was brought in to investigate allegations against him.

Capt. Lacra Jenkins was let go from the sheriff's office on Monday, the sheriff's office confirmed.

While Sheriff Leroy Ravenell stopped short of saying just why Jenkins was fired and what those allegations are, he did say SLED is now involved.

"As soon as the allegations were brought to my attention, we initiated a brief in-house investigation, then requested the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to conduct an outside, independent investigation," Ravenell said. "In order that we don't hinder the outside investigation, any further statement must come from SLED."

We've have reached out to SLED, who said they received the allegations and are investigating them.

"As this investigation is underway, it would be inappropriate to discuss any specific details while our work is ongoing," SLED spokesman Thom Berry said.

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