Tag: Darlington County Sheriff’s Department

Glider Pilot Illegal Arrest in South Carolina

Darlington County Sheriff’s Department officers made national news when details of their illegal arrest and detention of Robin Fleming, the pilot of a glider aircraft, was reported in Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association magazine this month.

The article details another example of totally screwed up police procedure, illegal arrest and detention and total disregard for the law, by law enforcement officials in a South Carolina jurisdiction.

A combination of invented charges, contradictory incident reports, total disregard for a private citizen’s civil rights and generally screwed up policing are evident from the details of the Fleming arrest. The old 9/11 standby excuse was even used at one point to justify the officers’ illegal actions.