The Truth about Aiken County's Police Departments, what Corrupt Sheriff Mike Hunt don't want you to know about- HERE ARE POSTS FROM SEVERAL AIKEN COUNTY CITIZENS STRAIGHT FROM www.topix.com:
"Lt Daniel Gainey, who lead the Aiken County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit, was fired for misconduct in office to include falsification of time cards, etc. Sheriff Mike Hunt refused to comment on this termination as his officers continue to break the rules and violate the law in Aiken County."
"Aiken is not like other places in South Carolina. For some reason it's just a screwed up place with alot of public and law enforcement corruption."
"I had a run in with the aiken county sheriffs office one time. I had a private detective stacking out my home due to injury on the job. This man came in my yard and told my wife he worked for the sce&g power company. I called the sheriffs office and the officer pulled the man over. The officer contacted me and confirmed that the man did work for the power company. I did some home work and come to find that the man was a private detective and the officer lied to me. I call SELD and they said i could put the detective firm on no trespass notice. I called and talked to the officers supervisor and told him that his officer had lied to me. I was told he didn't lie to me and that he would get back with me. Upon getting back with me he said the officer had to lie to protect the detectives investigation. I then told the supervisor that i just wanted the man put on trespass notice. I was told that Sheriff Hunt said i could not do that. My question is that is SLED said i could why can Mr. Hunt tell me I can't. I think things are run on the good ole boy system here in Aiken SC!!"
"I also heard that Mr. Hunts duty weapon got stolen out of his county issued car. What was Mr. Hunts punishment or is the sheriff not punishable. If this had been a deputy he would hav lost his job. So who is Mr. Hunt acountable to."
"Any law enforcement officer who looses his weapon or allows it to get stolen must be charged with "failure to secure his weapon." There is probable cause for SLED to charge Sheriff Mike Hunt with this charge."
"Sheriff Mike Hunt also withheld an arrest warrant against former Clearwater Fire Chief Mike Toole for more than 18 months until he got pissed with him and then decided to serve him with the aged hearsay warrant although he had already fired the deputy who initially sought the warrant from the magistrate. This is also probable cause for SLED to issue an arrest warrant against Sheriff Mike Hunt for misconduct in office and obstruction of justice. "
"What a f&&kup sheriff. I heard all he has is a GED, not even a high school diploma. It seems like he would toss any one of his deputies under the bus when the going gets tough. Who would want to work for this idiot? "
"That's the problem, GED: Not very many self respecting professionals would want to work for the Aiken County Sheriff's Department. In my heart I know that the majority of them are professional people working a thankless job with crappy hours and crappier pay and I thank them for that. The problem is that when they do hire a bad apple, they do an amazing amount of damage, not just petty stuff like pissing off the mayor's wife either. My personal opinion is that he hiring practices need to be looked at, and if that is the responsibility of Sheriff Hunt, then so be it. But remember, a Sheriff is an elected official, a politician. We can vote him out if someone else runs. "