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No written criteria in drug fund donations case
C-I requests arrest, case records to further investigation
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The city of Camden has been unable to locate any written criteria that may have been used by suspended City Attorney Charles Cushman to dismiss charges against municipal court defendants in exchange for “donations” to the Camden City Drug Fund, according to City Manager Kevin Bronson. Bronson made the statement in an Oct. 3 letter to the Chronicle-Independent in response to a Sept. 23 S.C. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. Camden City Council suspended Cushman Sept. 19 after turning himself in at the Kershaw County Detention Center the day before, charged with misconduct in office by the S.C. State Law Enforcement Division (SLED); the 5th Circuit Solicitor’s Office is prosecuting the case.