Attorney General’s office again won’t release sheriff’s records
GREENWOOD — Taxpayers are again being denied details about a South Carolina sheriff who pleaded guilty to wrongdoing.
The Index-Journal of Greenwood reports http://bit.ly/YRElIl the attorney general’s office refused to release the investigative report into former Abbeville County Sheriff Charles Goodwin.
Goodwin resigned last month, several days before he was indicted and pleaded guilty to misconduct in office. He was sentenced to five years of probation, 100 hours of community service and ordered to pay restitution of nearly $4,500.
The attorney general’s office refused to release the State Law Enforcement Division report because the case went to the State Grand Jury. Prosecutors say releasing the report would violate a law keeping grand jury matters secret. A similar reason was given for refusing to release details of former Saluda County Jason Booth’s misconduct.