BENNETTSVILLE, S.C. (WBTW) — The South Carolina Law Enforcement Division is investigating a use-of-force incident involving a Bennettsville police officer.

Police Chief Kevin Miller confirmed SLED’s involvement in the incident, which happened earlier in January. He said it is standard procedure for SLED to investigate these kinds of allegations.

SLED was requested on Thursday to investigate “an allegation of excessive use of force and Official Misconduct,” according to a SLED spokesperson.

No additional information about the incident was immediately available.

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