Horry County grand jury indicts former Aynor police officer on misconduct in office charge

troot@thesunnews.comJuly 29, 2013 

— An Horry County grand jury indicted a former Aynor police officer on a misconduct in office charge in connection with a woman telling authorities he asked her to lift her shirt in exchange for a ticket being dismissed in May, according to indictments released Monday.

Bradley Rex Jordan, 34, of Aynor was indicted on the charge in connection with the incident that was reported on May 2, according to court records.

Officials with the State Law Enforcement Division arrested Jordan on May 9 on the misdemeanor charge, and if convicted, he faces up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine, a SLED spokesman said at the time of the arrest.

Jordan has been free on $5,000 bail since his arrest.

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

At the time of Jordan’s arrest, 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 May 8, 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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