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Sunday, March 23, 2008

[SC] Officer Metts fired after slapping wife several times in public

City officer fired, charged with CDV
Orangeburg Times Democrat, SC
Saturday, March 15, 2008
An Orangeburg police officer has been fired and charged with first-offense criminal domestic violence. The State Law Enforcement Division arrested Dwayne Metts, 38, of 855 Edisto Ave., on the misdemeanor charge Friday. He was released on $5,000 personal-recognizance bond and is scheduled to go to trial April 11.He was fired earlier Friday... Orangeburg Department of Public Safety Chief Wendell Davis said as an on-duty officer, Metts "performed his duties in a very professional manner. We had no problems with him, particularly of this sort"... Metts' ex-wife said he pulled her from a friend's vehicle and pushed her against it, according to an ODPS incident report. She said he then slapped her across the face several times. Her friend backed up the story, the report said. The responding officer said when he arrived at the scene, Metts walked up to him and said, "Bo, I f----- up. Take me to jail"... [Full article here]

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