New SLED chief

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January 11, 2008

COLUMBIA, S.C.--South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford has nominated U.S. Attorney Reggie Lloyd to become chief of the State Law Enforcement Division (SLED).

The state Senate has to confirm the nomination.

Before serving as U.S. Attorney, Lloyd was a chief federal prosecutor.
Before that he was a circuit court judge for the State.

Lloyd would become only the third SLED chief in the past 50 years,
and the first African-American to have that jjob.

He said, "I respect and look foward to the confirmation process that will follow and will work hard to be worthy of Governor Sanford's

SLED assists local law enforcement agencies in investigating crimes.
Its headquarters is on Broad River Road in Columbia.

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