ABC 15 Investigates complaints made against Horry County police officers

    ABC 15 Investigates complaints made against Horry County police officers. (HCPD)

    From 2006 to 2015, at least nine complaints were filed against officers with Horry County police, according to documents received by ABC 15 in a Freedom of Information request.

    In July, court documents from a case against the department and former detective Troy Allen Large revealed there were multiple complaints filed.

    ABC 15 requested those documents and received nine filed complaints.

    In the new documents, it showed complaints of sex with inmates to picking up women in patrol cars.

    One male inmate complained a female officer was present during his strip search, according to the documents.

    Other complaints included a female inmate who said a male officer had sex with her, one that mention giving alcohol to minors, and another of picking up women in patrol cars, according to the documents.

    Other were inappropriately touching or sexually harassing women, sending inappropriate pictures and one complaint shows an officer shook his genitalia at a crowd with kids in it.

    Several of the complaints ended in disciplinary action, whether a written reprimand, administrative leave, suspension, or termination, but no legal action has been taken.

    These allegations are separate from claims regarding former detective Troy Allen Large.

    A woman, only known as Jane Doe 3, and at least three other women say the department didn't investigate claims that Large was not investigating cases, closing them without investigation and sexually assaulting victims of the cases he was tasked to investigate.

    In the lawsuit filed against Horry County police, Jane Doe 3 made the allegations that officers who had complaints against them were allowed to resign rather than be fired so they could transfer to other departments or not be charged with misconduct.

    We reached out to Horry County Police, but were only told that the officers mentioned in the complaints were no longer with the department.

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