73
      Thursday
      94 / 72
      Friday
      93 / 73
      Saturday
      88 / 70

      Former SC officer avoids jail for staged shooting

      A former North Charleston police officer has avoided a jail sentence for his staged shooting last year
      CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- A former North Charleston police officer has avoided a jail sentence for his staged shooting last year. But The Post and Courier of Charleston reported ( http://bit.ly/1iOSej8) that 48-year-old Sgt. Eddie Bullard is unlikely to be a police officer again. Bullard faced up to one year in prison on a misconduct in office charge filed by the State Law Enforcement Division. The 15-year veteran was fired from the North Charleston Police Department after authorities said he shot his own protective vest on July 4, 2012, and then reported that someone else had attacked him. The charge was dropped after Bullard pleaded guilty to providing false information and was fined nearly $160. Bullard would not talk about the situation. But his attorney, Andy Savage said the outcome is appropriate.