S.C. Mayor Sues Former Police Chief

The tale continues in Simpsonville

Patrick Gentry
July 11, 2018 - 10:27 am

A South Carolina mayor has filed a countersuit after she was sued by a former police chief who resigned two years ago.

Simpsonville Mayor Janice Curtis and her husband, former city councilman George Curtis, have sued former police chief Keith Grounsell. He sued them in May over incidents that led to his 2016 resignation.

The mayor and her husband say they've suffered significant embarrassment, damage of personal and professional reputation, fees, and mental anguish.

Grounsell alleges in his suit that city officials tried to fire him for filing reports with state police about alleged misconduct involving police safety and operations.

His attorney said it will be about a month before a response is filed to the countersuit.

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