Ex-Columbia Cop Says She Was Discriminated Against
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – A high-ranking Columbia police officer fired over the handling of the investigation into a missing state lobbyist says she was discriminated against because she is a woman. Isa Greene said during a grievance hearing over her firing Wednesday that she was singled out because she was not part of Columbia Police Chief Randy Scott’s hand-picked inner circle of men. Greene says she was on vacation the first two days South Carolina Hospitality Association Director Tom Sponseller was missing. She says critical clues that could have helped find him quicker were missed. Deputy Chief Les Wiser says Greene never went to Sponseller’s office and was a poor supervisor. It took 10 days for authorities to find Sponseller’s body in a locked room in his office’s parking garage. He committed suicide.