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SC police officer says he was forced to resign

NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. (AP) - A police officer in South Carolina says he was forced to resign after his bosses accused him of leaking confidential information about last year's wildfire in Horry County.

Randy Fisher denied the accusations and turned over more than 80 taped conversations he had with North Myrtle Beach officials to The Sun News of Myrtle Beach. The newspaper reported Wednesday he was forced to resign Nov. 12.

In a taped conversation from that day, assistant city manager Steve Thomas accused Fisher of trying to embarrass officials by leaking information on the city's response to the fire that destroyed about 75 homes in city limits.

Fisher denied the claim and offered to take a lie detector test.

A North Myrtle Beach spokeswoman wouldn't talk about it with the newspaper.

Information from: The Sun News, http://www.thesunnews.com/

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