- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 2, 2016

ST. GEORGE, S.C. (AP) - Former Dorchester County Coroner Chris Nesbit has been ordered to pay a $100 fine after pleading no contest to breach of peace for pulling a gun on his neighbor in a racially charged incident.

Media outlets reported a misconduct in office charge against Nesbit was dropped as part of Tuesday’s plea deal.

Video of the incident shows Nesbit pointing his gun at his neighbor after hearing the man had pulled a gun on someone trying to repossess a car. Police officers who responded said Nesbit ignored commands to drop his gun for 15 seconds and smelled of alcohol.

Nesbit is white and his neighbor is black. The video shows the former coroner use a racial slur and other derogatory terms for African-Americans.

Nesbit resigned after his arrest last September.


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