Police officer circles part of the name Nigeria on map in victim’s home in an attempt to make out a racial slurBy Mason White 11:22 AM March 3, 2016
By: Wayne Morin
(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested on a charge of official misconduct after allegedly stealing a roll of tape from the home of a domestic violence victim, police in South Carolina said.
The Richland County Sheriff’s Office said that they have arrested Officer Kaleb Broome, after being accused of stealing the roll tape, which is worth about 10 cents.
If convicted, Broome faces up to a year in jail. Broome has also been fired from the force. According to the police investigation, Broome and another officer responded to a domestic dispute.
While the female victim packed up her belongings to move out of the home, Broome looked around in the garage and took a roll of tape.
Broome then observed a map on a wall, and circled part of the name Nigeria, in an attempt to make out a racial slur. Broome’s partner urged him not to take the tape, but he ignored him.
The partner reported the incident to his superior.