Tanner's Investigation Ends

Driver Remains Uncharged

Emily Gill
June 30, 2020 - 3:18 pm
Protesters In Front of Tanner's

The Greenville Police Department's investigation into the June 8th incident at the Tanner's Big Orange protest has come to a close after 22 days.

At a press conference this afternoon, Interim Police Chief Howie Thompson, Captain Greg Smith, and Lieutenant Tim Conroy all spoke about the investigation.

They reported that two of the protesters have been charged with Malicious Damage of more than $2,000.

Damage to Car - GPD

Two body shops reportedly concurred that the damage to the car was greater than $2,000.

Lt.  Conroy said there will be no charges for the man who drove his car into the crowd of protesters.

One of the laws considered was the Protection of Persons and Property Act.

Picture of Protection of Persons and Property Act

Bruce Wilson, a local activist, said he and other local activist groups will assist the two protesters who were charged with Malicious Damage. 

He referenced the previous findings that Greenville Police's previous chief, Ken Miller, was protecting "rich white people in Greenville."

Wilson believes that is happening again and intends to contact SLED.

With the exception of disturbance created by the man who drove his vehicle into the crowd, the protests throughout the day on June 8th were fully peaceful.

All following protests have remained peaceful as well.

Daily protests on the sidewalk in front of Tanner's have continued since June 8th and will continue for the foreseeable future.


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