Latta police chief didn’t follow town policy

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – The openly gay police chief of a small South Carolina town was suspended for failing to inform supervisors of a sexual harassment claim, revealing an officer’s salary at a public meeting and failing to file vehicle reports.

The town of Latta released Crystal Moore’s disciplinary records Friday to The Associated Press after a Freedom of Information Act request.

The town suspended Moore for five days this month. In response to the reprimands, Moore promised to follow town policy.

The documents also show Moore checked another employee’s disciplinary records without permission. She says she was trying to help a new employee.

Latta’s mayor fired Moore in 2014 saying he would rather have a drunk watch his grandchildren than a gay person. He was stripped of his power, and Moore was rehired.

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