COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Columbia's interim police chief is under scrutiny after some construed his response to a comment on the department's Facebook page as a threat.
Chief Ruben Santiago responded to a comment on a news release posted Thursday night regarding the arrest of a suspect on a marijuana possession charge.
The person commenting said the department should focus less on busting people for pot and more on patrolling Five Points, where a University of South Carolina student was shot and wounded more than two weeks ago.
Santiago thanked the person for comments that might make police believe he's a criminal and wrote, "We will work on finding you."
On Friday, Santiago told The State of Columbia that he wasn't threatening anyone and learned a hard lesson about posting comments on social media.
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