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S.C. Chief Suspended for Racial Remarks

PICKENS, S.C. --

The Pickens police chief has been suspended after he was accused of making racially insensitive and derogatory remarks.

According to a release from the city administrator, city officials had learned that Chief Tommy Ellenburg had made inappropriate remarks. City officials said such conduct will not be tolerated.

Ellenburg was given an unpaid 15-day suspension.

According to the release, Ellenburg understands the seriousness of his actions and has apologized.

Assistant Chief of Police Rodney Gregory will direct the department during Ellenburg’s suspension.

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