CAMDEN, S.C. — A South Carolina sheriff’s deputy has been arrested and charged with interfering with a traffic stop in a neighboring county.
Multiple media outlets reported that Richland County Deputy Lisa Grazioli was charged with interfering with Kershaw County officers Sept. 6 when they stopped her 28-year-old son for a traffic violation.
Her son, Victor Manuel Ortiz Jr., was charged with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and operating a vehicle without registration and license.
Kershaw Sheriff Jim Matthews told local media that his deputy had only intended to tell Ortiz to turn on his lights and give him a warning ticket when the situation escalated because of the man’s attitude.
Richland Lt. Curtis Wilson said Grazioli was disciplined, but he did not elaborate.
It was not clear if she has an attorney on the Kershaw County charge.