Aynor police officer fired, arrested after asking woman to lift shirt to dismiss traffic ticket

troot@thesunnews.comMay 9, 2013 

— A former Aynor police officer was arrested Thursday morning, a day after he was fired when an investigation discovered he asked a woman to lift her shirt in exchange for a traffic ticket being dismissed, according to authorities.

Bradley Rex Jordan, 34, of Aynor was charged Thursday morning with misconduct in office, which is a misdemeanor, and if convicted, he faces up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine, said Thom Berry, a SLED spokesman.

Jordan was booked into J. Reuben Long Detention Center at 7:46 a.m. Thursday and released at 10:28 a.m. on $5,000 bail, according to jail records.

According to an arrest warrant, Jordan offered to dismiss a traffic citation if a woman would lift her shirt for him.

Aynor Police Chief David Thompson issued a statement that department officials received a complaint regarding Jordan on May 2 and within an hour afterward he was placed on administrative leave with pay pending an internal investigation.

The next day Thompson contacted SLED officials and turned the investigation over to them.

On Wednesday, Thompson said Jordan was fired from the police department for a departmental policy violation.

“It is the mission of the Aynor Police Department to maintain the highest standards of ethical conduct for police officers,” Thompson said in the statement.

Contact TONYA ROOT at 444-1723 or follow her at Twitter.com/tonyaroot.

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