Crime

July 8, 2014

Former Isle of Palms cop charged with pawning evidence

A former Isle of Palms police officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with misconduct in office and breach of trust, the State Law Enforcement Division announced in a news release.

A former Isle of Palms police officer was arrested Tuesday and charged with misconduct in office and breach of trust, the State Law Enforcement Division announced in a news release.

Dawn Caldwell, 45, worked in the evidence room at the Isle Of Palms Police Department. Between 2009 and 2013, the SLED warrant charges, Capt. Caldwell took items from the evidence room worth more than $2,000 and pawned them at a local pawn shop. She was also charged with pawning her department issued Glock pistol on two occasions.

The SC Law Enforcement Division investigated the case at the request of the Isle of Palms Police Department.

Caldwell was being held at the Charleston County Detention Center on Tuesday.

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