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Officer fired after pulling over Clemson's Swinney, drops lawsuit

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Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney signs an autograph during the Sept. 3 traffic stop. (Courtesy Pickens Police Dept.) Clemson head football coach Dabo Swinney signs an autograph during the Sept. 3 traffic stop. (Courtesy Pickens Police Dept.)
PICKENS, SC (FOX Carolina) -

A police officer, who was fired after pulling over Dabo Swinney, and posting an account of it on the Internet, has dropped his lawsuit against the city of Pickens, according to a statement from his lawyer.

Michael McClatchy was hired by the Pickens County Sheriff's Office in May, and decided to drop the lawsuit against the city, so he could resume his career, according to the law firm that represented him.

Pickens Police Chief Rodney Gregory said in a release that officer McClatchy used a department computer Sept. 14, 2012, to detail what he said happened during a stop, involving Clemson football coach Dabo Swinney.

In a release issued on Sept. 24, 2012, city officials said McClatchy was not fired for "for conduct related to the issuance of the citation" but was fired for "engaging in private activity on company time on company equipment."

"Although, I strongly counseled him to pursue legal action for his wrongful termination, he (McClatchy) simply wishes to resume his outstanding career, and serve his community as a law enforcement officer," said McClatchy's lawyer at the Allen Law Firm.

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