GREENVILLE COUNTY, S.C. (WSPA) – South Carolina Criminal Justice Academy records show that an officer, accused of pointing and presenting his firearm on Sunday, was terminated from the Greenville Police Department back in 2008 for misconduct.
According to the records, Marcius Atkinson, was interviewed by Greenville Police’s Internal Affairs about damage to his assigned vehicle.
During the questioning, Atkinson repeatedly denied knowing anything about the damage to the vehicle, but later went back to Internal Affairs and admitted that he had hit a trash can with the vehicle, saying he was not truthful in his initial responses.
He was fired from the police department on March 11, 2008 for misconduct, which included dishonesty and/or untruthfulness with respect to his/her employer.
We reported on Sunday that deputies responded to a call at about 1 a.m. for a distrubance involving a gun, according to the sheriff’s office.
Deputies then met with a woman at Spouts Grocery in the Simpsonville area.
The woman told deputies that she left a residence after an argument with Atkinson.
She told deputies that during the arugment, Atkinson went into a bedroom, got a gun and told the woman to leave.
Deputies said they acted on probable cause, went to the home and arrested Atkinson without incident.
During the investigation, deputies learned Atkinson was employed by the Mauldin Police Department. The sheriff’s office said the gun was his personal gun and not his duty firearm.
Atkinson was charged with pointing/presenting a firearm. He was booked at the Greenville County Dention Center.
Mauldin Police Department spokesperson Michelle Ramey confirmed on Monday that Atkinson is still employed with the police department, but said he is currently under suspension in regards to the incident.