Crime

HEMINGWAY POLICE OFFICER CHARGED WITH VOLUTARY MANSLAUGHTER

Today, SLED agents arrested Hemingway Police Officer Cassandra Dollard in Berkeley County and charged her with Voluntary Manslaughter.

Agents from the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division were requested to investigate an incident from February 6, 2022, where an unarmed man was shot once during an encounter with an officer from the Hemingway Police Department following a pursuit. The subject was transported to the hospital where he died as a result of his injuries. The subject was identified by the Georgetown County Coroner as Robert Langley, 46.

SLED conducts law enforcement officer-involved shooting (OIS) investigations at the request of the agency involved in the incident. When requested to investigate an OIS, SLED’s goal is to conduct a thorough, independent criminal investigation as timely as is possible under the circumstances. SLED agents will conduct interviews with all potential witnesses in this matter.  Further, SLED will collect all relevant evidence and will forensically test such evidence as needed.

This is an ongoing investigation. As such, no other information about the case will be disclosed by SLED at this time.

Dollard was transported and booked into the Georgetown County Detention Center on Wednesday, February 9, 2022.

As with all officer-involved shootings, SLED worked closely with the circuit solicitor’s office.  This case will be prosecuted by the 15th Circuit Solicitor’s Office.

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