Understandably, the police investigate and take any allegations of domestic violence very seriously. In South Carolina and elsewhere, a domestic violence charge can affect one's home life and also a person’s career. If a person accused in South Carolina is in law enforcement, that person may be suspended from his or her duties even before the charge is addressed in court.
In one South Carolina town, a police chief was accused and arrested for domestic violence. The 39-year-old chief was accused of hitting his son with a piece of wood repeatedly. His son is 14 years old. He was also accused of grabbing and also throwing his wife.