Entire police department resigns in South Carolina town

The entire police force of a small South Carolina town resigned “due to the constant impediment of police matters” by the town’s mayor.

Pine Ridge, a 2,000-person town outside Columbia, typically has a police department of three full-time officers and a number of part-time officials. According to the State, that hasn’t been the case since Oct. 13, when interim Police Chief Lt. Vincent Silano resigned after only five months. Silano is the fourth chief in the past three years.

Five other officers have left since in the same period of time.

In a letter sent to Mayor
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