Pageland, SC - Pageland Police Chief Greg Greenlee and Captain Dean Short are accused of unlawfully entering Officer Brandon Roberts' home while he was at a family function, in an attempt to intimidate him for missing work.
According to WCNC, the State Law Enforcement Division is investigating the incident, which occurred on Monday night at Officer Roberts' house.
Officer Roberts was not at home, and apparently was going to be late for work that night. While at the family function, he noticed that he had several missed calls from Chief Greenlee.
He also learned that the Chief and Captain Short were waiting outside his home for him to return. It isn't known how he learned they were there. In a police report, it said that when Officer Roberts arrived at his home, he went inside and found several items either out of place or on the floor, including a family photo album, a cross, and a wedding cup.
Officer Roberts also noticed that his police radio and duty belt were missing, according to the police report.
He then went to talk with his Chief and Captain Short, who "chewed him out," and gave him back his missing gear, according to Fox46Charlotte. Chief Greenlee also asked Officer Roberts to write an essay on "why he wants to be a Pageland Police Officer."
The police report also said that in addition to the intimidation, there were threats from both the Chief and the Captain, including taking away his certifications. Before both men left, according to the report, the Chief told Officer Roberts "to get your ass to work."
Officer Roberts admits that he was running late for his shift, but that doesn't allow your supervisors to break into your home.
Do you think that there's any excuse for this sort of behavior on the part of the chief and captain? We'd like to hear what you think. Please let us know in the comments.