Tuesday, January 31 2012 9:04 PM EST2012-02-01 02:04:22 GMT
The man who led deputies on a dangerous, high speed chase appeared before a judge Tuesday in North Charleston. Timothy McManus, 31, led deputies through the Francis Marion forest and was shot at by Charleston County Sheriff, Al Cannon.More >>
Monday, January 30 2012 8:05 PM EST2012-01-31 01:05:49 GMT
A high speed police chase ended in a crash and shots fired Monday morning.More >>
CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCIV)-- The ACLU has released a statement regarding Charleston County Sheriff Al Cannon's admission that he slapped a suspect in police custody.
"The ACLU is concerned about the rights of all vulnerable people. That includes
people in police custody. Violence directed at defenseless victims raises
serious questions. Protocols need to be in place to prevent this sort of
emotional or disproportionate response. And when a law enforcement officer
strikes someone in custody, consequences should be expected, appropriate, and
fair. It is admirable that Sheriff Cannon reported himself, but we hope the
investigation will truly shine a light on the department's practices, including
training, reporting of incidents, internal controls and discipline policies."
The slap occurred in the back of a police cruiser. High speed chase suspect Timothy McManus was in handcuffs when Sheriff Cannon asked ""What the BLEEP is wrong with you?" and McManus answered "Ain't nothing wrong with me, man."