- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 13, 2016

LAURENS, S.C. (AP) - An Upstate South Carolina police officer is suspended from his job while his boss investigates his conduct while off-duty and on vacation in Myrtle Beach with fellow officers.

Multiple media organizations report that Laurens police Chief Sonny Ledda says Capt. Scott Satterfield was placed on suspension with pay pending the outcome of the investigation. Ledda did not return phone calls Wednesday to The Associated Press.

WSPA reports (https://bit.ly/29EyUcq ) Satterfield is being investigated for whether he called a black bar patron by a racial slur and later drove while intoxicated. The TV station says the basis for the investigation is statements from fellow Laurens police officers vacationing with Satterfield and 911 calls to police in coastal Horry County.

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