Complaint against Woodruff SC police chief calls for preliminary inquiry

The South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) opened a preliminary inquiry into the allegations made against Woodruff, SC’s chief of police Greg Ryan, several sources familiar with the situation told this media.

According to our sources, SLED agents are conducting this investigation with officials from the SC Criminal Justice Academy (SCCJA) – who allegedly initiated the review.

SLED is the leading state law enforcement organization and principal investigative agency. SCCJA oversees the training and certification of police officers across the state.

A source familiar with the complaint against Ryan claimed that he had been caught “falsifying training documents”, however, a law enforcement officer familiar with the investigation called it “another administrative problem”.

Which is? I think we’ll find out after SLED’s work is done …

SLED conducted several interviews in connection with the charges against Ryan, we were told. Investigators also received supporting documentation related to the complaint, according to our sources.

Ryan became chief of police in Woodruff three years ago, after the former chief Alan Bledsoe left to work with the city of Spartanburg, SC police department. Ryan previously worked with the Mauldin, SC police department, which was involved in a high-profile sex scandal last spring.

This scandal was discovered exclusively by this news medium …

According to our sources, at least one of the officers involved in that drama found work with Ryan in Woodruff – a town of approximately 4,300 people located in the south of Spartanburg County.

Stay tuned… we will keep our readers informed if we receive any additional information related to this preliminary consultation.




Is there anything you would like to say in response to one of our stories? We have an open mic policy! Send your own letter to the editor (or guest column) by email HERE. Do you have a tip for a story? CLICK HERE. Have a technical question or failure to report? CLICK HERE. Do you want to help support what we are doing? SUBSCRIBE HERE.

Flag: Getty