"When you're talking about these kinds of things, it's a very deliberate, systematic process. You can't shortcut it," he said.
Mike Clifford, White's attorney, said he has not heard from Charleston Police about the case for at least a month.
"We've been waiting for this thing to proceed so we can all see what we are going to do." Clifford said.
White started with the police department in August 1979. He is one of four captains in the department, the highest civil service rank.
Webster said White worked in the professional standards division, but was in an investigative role and was not in charge of the division.
In White's absence, Webster has moved Sgt. Autumn Davis from the Criminal Investigation Division to professional standards.
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