Investigation of York police chief completed

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YORK, SOUTH CAROLINA —

According to news partners The Rock Hill Herald, the South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division has completed its investigation into York Police Chief Andy Robinson’s use of force during an arrest earlier this month.

In an email from City Manager Charlie Helms to City Council members on Tuesday, Helms wrote that SLED finished its investigation and that city officials have released video and audio from the police chase and arrest incident that led to Helms asking SLED to review Robinson’s actions.

City officials did not release the email until Tuesday because “SLED was concerned that an early release might contaminate witness recollections and statements, but that should no longer be a concern," Helms wrote.

Channel 9 reported SLED’s investigation last week, after York officials said they were turning the case over to the department.

Helms’ email did not provide any details about SLED’s findings during the investigation or any action taken against Robinson.

The Rock Hill Herald also reported SLED’s case file is expected to be handed over soon to the 16th Circuit Solicitor’s Office, which will decide if criminal charges should be filed.