Capitol Police

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A Republican delegate this week accused another delegate from the same party of being aggressive with other lawmakers while intoxicated. 


Ten people are being hired to staff two new security entrances to the state Capitol.

The Charleston Gazette-Mail reports that the Division of Protective Services will initially hire five Capitol Police officers at $30,000 a year each and five part-time screeners at $15 an hour. That was part of the initial proposal to have one public entrance open year-round and another open only during legislative sessions.

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A Capitol police officer is appealing his firing over a post he made on Facebook.

The Public Employees Grievance Board has scheduled a grievance hearing for Douglas Day on June 10.

The Charleston Gazette reports that Day was fired on Feb. 6. Three days earlier, he wrote a Facebook post about a protest at the Capitol over the state's response to a Jan. 9 chemical spill.