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Council concerned about perception of Benjamin wreck investigation

May 5, 2010 12:02:00 PM - thestate.com

Columbia City Councilman Sam Davis was in a fender bender last year in the City Hall parking lot, and the city police called in the S.C. Highway Patrol to investigate.

But the city has not asked the Highway Patrol to investigate Mayor-elect Steve Benjamin's April 21 car accident that critically injured a local waitresses.

Davis brought up his accident this morning as City Council talked about the Benjamin investigation. Council members are frustrated with the contradiction.

They are asking why another agency is not investigating the wreck to avoid a potential conflict of interest. Assistant City Manager Mike King said he had no explanation as to why the two accidents were handled differently.

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