Joseph Chapman

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Service Record

Anderson South Carolina Police Department

Rank Officer. Corporal (2019).[1]
Dates of Service Hired in 2009.[1] Ended December 11, 2020.[2]
Last Known Status Separated.[2]


2012 Good Conduct Medal

In 2012, Chapman received the Good Conduct Medal.[3]

2019 Special Recognition

On July 22, 2019, Chapman received special recognition from the Anderson City Council.[4]

Incident Reports

2020 Death of Grayson Mathis Jr.

Response Timeline

Mathis' family filed a lawsuit against the officers, the city, the police and sheriff's departments, the city manager, the city council, and others.[2]

On July 23, 2021, Wilson's family filed a lawsuit against Chapman, the police and sheriff's departments, and others. [5]

In October 2022, the lawsuit filed by Wilson's family was settled for $2.5 million.[6]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Corporal Promotions, City of Anderson Police Department, 2019-07-22
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Sarah Sheridan, Father of man killed in 2020 police chase sues city, officers for 'outrageous conduct', Anderson Independent Mail, 2021-12-17
  3. [Facebook posting], City of Anderson Police Department, 2013-03-08
  4. Agenda, Anderson City Council, 2019-07-22
  5. Wilson v. Anderson City Police Department, The et al, U.S. District Court
  6. Haviland Stewart, Estate of woman killed during police pursuit awarded $2.5M, South Carolina Lawyers Weekly, 2022-10-24