- Associated Press - Thursday, October 1, 2015

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A police body camera video shows that Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nisbet used racial slurs during an August incident which resulted in his being charged with misconduct in office.

Local media outlets obtained the footage through Freedom of Information Act requests to the State Law Enforcement Division.

The misconduct charge stems from an incident in which Summerville police said Nisbet pulled a gun on a neighbor Aug. 25. Police said Nisbet said the neighbor, Leroy Fulton, had pulled a gun on a repossession worker.

In the video Nisbet uses a racial slur and used other derogatory terms for blacks.

Nisbet said he had no comment on the video.

Misconduct in office carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.

Gov. Nikki Haley suspended Nisbet from office Thursday.

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