Terminated Deputy Chief Goes Public with Grievance
COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO) — Several weeks after a high profile missing persons case-turned-suicide, a major player in the investigation is terminated and is now fighting back, creating a classic ‘he said, she said’ with Columbia’s chief of police. Former Deputy Chief of Administration/Investigations for the City of Columbia Police Department, Isa Greene, turn to the local media to state what she says is her side of the story. Presenting a calendar of events, she claims Chief Randy Scott wrongly terminated her during the Tom Sponseller investigation. Sponseller, who was the President of the South Carolina Hospitality Association, was found dead in the parking garage of his employment building in downtown Columbia ten days after he committed suicide, as ruled by the Richland County coroner’s office. Greene claims it was her male colleagues who neglected basic first steps in any missing persons case that led to confusion. Chief Scott, however, states those investigators reported directly to Greene and she should have followed up to make sure protocol was being followed. He says based on ‘incorrect information’ Greene provided him during the investigation led to her termination. Isa Greene has scheduled her case to be heard at a grievance hearing to take place. A date has not been set.