SLED: Former Camden Police Officer charged with Assault and Battery

James Steele

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WOLO)—SLED agents say a former Camden Police Officer has been charged with Assault and Battery and Misconduct in Office.

According to arrest warrants, James Christopher Steele, 50, of Bethune was employed as a police officer when he punched the victim on the left side of his face while holding handcuffs.

The incident occurred as Steele and another CPD officer investigated a trespassing complaint against the victim.

It occurred at the Mona Lisa Motel in Camden.

Steele was booked at the Kershaw County Detention Center.

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