DORCHESTER COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - The National Action Network Monday called on Gov. Nikki Haley to remove Dorchester County's coroner from office.
At a press conference outside the Dorchester County Courthouse, NAN officials called coroner Chris Nisbet's behavior "egregious" when he pulled a gun on his neighbor during an early morning incident on Tuesday.
Nisbet told Summerville Police the neighbor was pointing a gun at a repo man who was trying to repossess the neighbor's car. However police say they did not see a gun in the neighbor's hand when they arrived at the scene.
Summerville police asked the State Law Enforcement Division to look into what was reported as a "civil disturbance." SLED confirmed Friday agents expanded a preliminary inquiry into a full investigation.
Dash cam video showed Nisbet ignored an officer's commands for 15 seconds until he d ropped the gun.
State NAN President Elder James Johnson said if it were Nisbet's neighbor refusing to d rop a gun he "would have been dead."
Rev. Nelson Rivers III of the National Action Network said Nisbet "demonstrated a gross lack of judgment and even more disturbing racist views of his constituents."
No one was charged in the incident.
Nisbet said on Tuesday afternoon he welcomed a SLED investigation.
"I would rather SLED investigate me then me have to investigate a poor and working man getting killed in my neighbor's yard," Nisbet said.
A spokeswoman for Gov. Haley reiterated Monday she can suspend a coroner only if he or she is indicted for a crime of moral turpitude.