CHARLESTON, S.C. (WCBD) – The Charleston Police Department is investigating a vandalism that occurred on April 13th when someone burned a rainbow flag in the driveway of a Hunters Forest Drive residence in the Shadowmoss neighborhood.
The news release stated that the homeowner discovered the burnt flag about 8:00 a.m. on April 14th. Public Information Officer Charles Francis stated that the flag had been flying on a flag pole attached to the front of the residence for about three months.
The investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made, Francis added.
If investigators conclude this is a hate crime, the suspects may be charged under the city’s hate crime ordinance: Sec. 21-1. – Hate intimidation.
Chase Glenn, executive director of the Alliance For Full Acceptance, has had discussions with the police department about how they can support the victims of this vandalism. One thing AFFA will do is provide the victims with another rainbow flag.
AFFA will also provide a rainbow flag to anyone who wants to fly it in solidarity with the victims. You can request a flag through its website: www.affa-sc.org.
Anyone with information about this incident can call 843 743 7200 for the on duty CPD Central detective.