SC authorities: Trooper fired for improper conduct

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina law enforcement officials say a state trooper has been fired the same day federal authorities began an investigation involving him.

Sid Gaulden of the state Department of Public Safety said Trooper Randy Quinn Jr. was fired June 7 for “improper conduct.” Quinn had worked for the S.C. Highway Patrol since March 2006.

Quinn told WSPA-TV that federal agents seized a computer from his house. He refused to say why agents from the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement told him they were at his home.

ICE spokeswoman Danielle Bennett says she can’t discuss the case because it’s ongoing. No charges have been filed.

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