FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Leland Council directs police chief to ask SBI for investigation; Updated with SBI letter

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Submitted: Fri, 10/07/2011 - 3:59am
Updated: Sun, 08/26/2012 - 2:47am

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The special meeting held by the Leland Town Council Thursday night was brief, leaving many questions unanswered.

The room was packed with Leland residents who were all looking for the same thing: answers. But it seems they will have to keep waiting. After a quick opening, the Leland Town Council retreated to a closed session with no explanation of what they would be discussing or why Mayor Walter Futch was not in attendance.

After about 35 minutes, Police Chief Tim Jayne was called into the closed session meeting. Then the council returned back to their seats as the crowd waiting for a decision.

“We have looked into what is required of the town to request an investigation by the SBI of any alleged criminal activity by the Leland Police Department and improper release of personnel information,” Leland Mayor Pro Tem Brenda Bozeman said. “We have determined that a request for such an investigation must be made by the Chief Jayne, and Chief Jayne is sending that request in writing. And that request will be sent to the SBI in the morning.”


And as quickly as it had begun, the meeting was over leaving citizens with just as many answers as they had come with. Leland Town Attorney John Wessell said that leaders could not talk about the situation because it was classified under personnel issues.

We caught up with Wessell after the meeting and asked about a statute that said personnel information could be released to the public to maintain confidence. He said under the statute, some information could be released.

“With the concurrence of the council it is a possibility under the statue, yes,” Wessell said.

We also tried to talk to Chief Jayne after the meeting, but were blocked by other officers who rushed him to a car.

We spoke with Mayor Walter Futch by phone after the meeting. He said he had no comment about why he was not in attendance.

We also asked Wessell from a legal standpoint where our sources could go from here and he said he did not have a clue.

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33 Comments on "FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Leland Council directs police chief to ask SBI for investigation; Updated with SBI letter"

Quest for Good Government
2015 years 8 months ago

The Leland Police Department’s management team: Chief, Deputy Chief, Lieutenants, two Sergeants and 3 police officers are all running their own organized crime unit.

To have organized crime, six of the following must be satisfied and the four in italics are mandatory. Summarized they are:

1. more than two people; YES
2. their own appointed tasks; YES
3. activity over a prolonged or indefinite period of time; ABSOLUTELY
4. the use discipline or control; YES
5. perpetration of serious criminal offences; YES, watch the news
6. operations on an international or transnational level; NO
7. they use violence or other intimidation; YES, OF COURSE, That’s the Leland Way
8. the use of commercial or businesslike structures; YES
9. engagement in money laundering; YES
10. exertion of influence on politics, media, public administration, judicial authorities or the economy; and,
motivated by the pursuit of profit and/or power: YES, MOST DEFINITELY

The Town of Leland’s Mayor, Council, Town Manager and the Leland Police Department needs to made an example of. You can not run a government this way.

2015 years 8 months ago

Its not the “whole department”. Its the Timillicky Show. Rid Leland of them and you got something.

2015 years 8 months ago

The only thing that will be funny is when I.A. brings you in and you are dismissed from this DEPARTMENT for spreading MALICIOUS rumors about fellow employees which is against our PERSONAL POLICY and CLEARLY stated in your HANDBOOK. Let see how you laugh then! And yes, WE know who you are!!! YES WE DO!!!

2015 years 8 months ago

I bet she will not say anything because she is scared you will shoot her in the crouch too!!! Your a real man D!!

2015 years 8 months ago

Slick Rick is about to turn into “Little Richard” Big Bubba will be glad to see you!!!!! C-ya Ricky I mean Little Richard!!

2015 years 8 months ago

Foss Foss shut up just go ahead and retire and leave us alone. My god leave us alone you and Mark Benson go investigate something.

2015 years 8 months ago

Please elaborate on the “real news” involving New Hanover County Commissioner Jason Thompson as you suggest in your posting?

Does Thompson have any involvement at all with Leland, its officials, or LEO? Has he done anything illegal, unethical or shady in this or other embarassing cases of public officials breaking public laws in public! Or at the expense of the public behind closed doors.

Please explain what you suggest or consider withdrawing it

2015 years 8 months ago

Really? As a wife of a LEO I know that the “BOYS” do act like “BOYS” sometime but, it’s not against the law! If that were the case we would have to fire half of all the officers at every department in the country. You guys need to move on to the real news like, Jason Thompson of New Hanover county….now thats a news story. This is nothing but a distraction for the hard working men who work 9-5 everyday at the LPD. We believe in you MEN in BLUE!

Kblue idiot
2015 years 8 months ago

You are a very sad man.. You don’t have any facts except for the crap you read on these post. If you worked at this small agency you would know how to spell the supervisors name. You Kblue are a fraud!! ” I will allow my name to be published because I made them getting fired “funny” ” You are right it would be a great punk on these other idiots that believe your post, if these officers “getting” fired. Please release your name… You are an idiot and a want to be someone other than yourself nobody. Put up or shut up… You no faced idiot. Get a life and stop trying to ruin other peoples lives, that actual have one.

Bye Bye Bad Guys
2015 years 8 months ago

Funny you quote the Personal Policy. I’m sure you meant Personnel Policy. Well, I guess at this point, it is a little personal. You see, you can’t enforce a policy on some and not others. The “Personal Policy” you want to hold over peoples’ heads is void, irrelevant. You see, we can show the LPD and the Town of Leland only uses these policies when it works in their favor.

LPD men, pack your bags and move on (or a toothbrush). If you work from 8-5 in the Leland PD, you’ve got to go. And we are not stopping until you do!!!

Enjoy your discounted meals now, I here you don’t eat so good behind bars. LOL

2015 years 8 months ago

I agree with you! This guy is a “FRAUD”. He is just trying to stir things up because he probably got “Busted” by the LPD and now wants to make things up against two of the best officers that have ever worked at that department. We will see when this whole thing goes away in a week or two and we move on to the next story!!!!!!!

2015 years 8 months ago

Where is your wife now delaphia?????

2015 years 8 months ago

WOW! That hurt Timillicky! Not really! Why am I an idiot sir? For that matter why am I a sad man? Seems to me your the one about to be fired for being a???? You can do it!!!!!!! Keep trying Timillicky!!! IDIOT! Yay dumb dumb you did it!!!! I’m so proud of you! I say again people after he is fired? You will see my face cause not only do i have one? Its a cute one!!!With Love Kblue22284

2015 years 8 months ago

I know to much about you Timillicky to be an angry criminal. About your term with Wilmington. About Billy and New Hanover, UNCW. About what you did to Sherry. I will leave everyone with this. Mr.””Me TOO”” writes as follows “two of the best officers that have ever worked at that department” WHO ELSE WOULD WRITE SUCH KIND WONDERFUL WORDS?? At this point Mr Timillicky? You’ve 1) lied. About being from “Up North” 2)Tooted your own horn on 5 different occasions. And now tell the WWAY community that your the “BEST” Officer Leland has ever had? Listen Harry Has a Horn!, I love me too I just have different ways of showing it. With Love, KBlue22284. P.S.I kinda thought some of my post’s were indeed funny. “Harry Has a Horn”? Get it? You comment about yourself? Toot your own horn??? Anything?????? Awe forget it!!!!

2015 years 8 months ago

You too huh? Timmillicky? Not only are you a bad liar? But everyone knows its the same person writing your post’s. The only thing going away in a week or two is you! Says who? says Kblue!

2015 years 8 months ago

And stop by anytime. We’ll “cook it up” Say’s who? Say’s Kblue!

2015 years 8 months ago

It looks like No FBI missed the mark with his comment since the FBI had already been looking at the department.

“But since the FBI is already looking into the department, the SBI may recuse itself.”

2015 years 8 months ago

What shooting? Really Timillicky? By the way its “Friend” and “all”, And if someones going to use my screen name? Don’t talk so highly of yourself. In other words make it believable. The shooting in which several Officers stood and watched is the shooting I speak of. The same Officers that tried to file complaints and you threw them in the garbage. So ask again “what shooting” When we are sat down and asked “what happened”? You’ll see “what shooting” Ignorance isn’t an excuse for what you did to Sherry. No one has sung, But we will when we get the chance. Any Questions Slick? Say’s who? Say’s Kblue!

2015 years 8 months ago

NO and NO! The FBI is not looking into anything and you guys are talking a bunch of JUNK! NO federal crime here! None! Why do you guys still keep talking these stuff up, NO FEDERAL CRIME! You can’t be investigated for doing childish things! WAKE UP NATHAN!!!!! NOT HAPPENING!!!!

2015 years 8 months ago

You my fried are an idiot! What shooting? She settle are ready! Its over man, YOUR FAT LADY has sung! You can not prosecute a man for bad behavior sorry, negalence possible? No CRIMINAL ACT!Lets just have a closed door meeting and work this out. Or we neet at Nathans house after and have a cook out and talk things over……………

2015 years 8 months ago

Regardless of what people think, the FBI has no jurisdiction in this case since there has been no Federal Law broken. As hard as that is to believe, FBI can’t just swoop in anytime they want. Now if the SBI uncovers violations of Federal Law then its a different story. If the SBI determines no laws have been broken but personnel policy has, then it falls back on the town for punishment. SBI can’t enforce Town Policy…

2015 years 8 months ago

Read all the words, let them sink in and then respond. Here it is again for you:

“The Leland Town Council last night requested Police Chief Tim Jayne to ask the SBI to come in and investigate his department based on the allegations we have exclusively reported. But since the FBI is already looking into the department, the SBI may recuse itself.

And here is the story you can go to and get somebody to read you the second paragraph.

Anything else blue?

Guest 454545
2015 years 8 months ago

Did you forget that assault with intent to inflict serious injury while you all were on Federal Land. MANTA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

What cha gonna do when THEY come for you?????????????????????????

2015 years 8 months ago

Dear Scare,

The problem with the “documentation” and or complaints are as follows.
1)When you make a complaint about a supervisor? You then have to turn in that same complanit “TO” a supervisor.(Bill XOXOXO to myself Kozak)
2)When you have a supervisor that is friends with the supervisor that was complained on? this same complaint is thrown in the garbadge. (Slick Rick “Soon to be fired” Delapea)
3)When The Chief has a complaint on himself?? LOL!!!! Ya I can see him suspending himself without pay!(Timmy “Balboa” Jayne)
4) The “Timillicky” trio is toast. I know for a fact that at least 2 of them are getting their Certs pulled for 5 years…..But why believe me? Just watch. After they are terminated? I will allow my name to be published because I made them getting fired “funny” Kblue22284

scare tactic
2015 years 8 months ago

So basically this was a CYA session, all for show and was a scare tactic to try to get people to shut up. What improper personnel information? Name, SSN, performance, bank accounts, what? I would imagine that incidence reports are of a different nature than personnel documentation. Was there an incidence report written up? It seems to me that previous reports indicated that the Chief stated nothing was reported after the training so I am confused. If nothing was reported then there wouldn’t be any documentation of the incident so there wouldn’t be anything to leak. Now, if there was something reported and proper steps were taken to address the issue then there should be official documentation of the incident and any disciplinary actions in the personnel records of all those involved.

If the information being “so called leaked” was not from the official personnel files held in the administration building but were merely someone’s’ notes and timelines of observations then no one has committed a violation of the personnel records. If it was from the official personnel files then the Town has created another problem for themselves because they did not secure the files and that means whoever has access to the “official files” would be liable for the leak. This would most likely be the human resource department since they are the “official gatekeepers”. If it was from direct emails sent directly to the “leak” then that is open communication. In other words, unless the information was in the official HR file or labeled as classified and confidential (not inter office or personal notes) then there wasn’t anything improper. Is all this information that the Town is considering personnel currently in the official HR file? If not why not? Was anyone strictly informed that any and all correspondence was confidential? Is there something explicit in the personnel policy that prohibits an employee from keeping copies of inter office memos they have sent? Is there something explicit in the personnel policy that clearly defines what is considered “confidential correspondence”?

2015 years 8 months ago

Soon everybody will be running for the door.

Leland Boy
2015 years 8 months ago

Still seems crazy that the SBI and not the FBI were invited in.
Does anyone know how to contact Special Agent Warner to file specific complaints against the Leland Police Department?

That “blind po box” that was given awhile back could go to nowhere as far as the general public knows.

If his email address or contact information are not made public, how are the citizens of Leland supposed to have their complaints investigated? Do we just hope Chief Jayne tells the SBI about the complaints and then they look into or do we take a more proactive approach.

It was a baby step, but the Town of Leland Certainly took a step in the right direction last night.

2015 years 8 months ago

So your news say the chief must ask but WECT says he will ask???? What criminal activity??? No one has answered that yet either. There is alot of talk about criminal activity but no articles on it…

If all they uncover is personel issue’s then what??? Which I think they will…..hint hint….

Roy P.
2015 years 8 months ago

So your news room is now complaining that there are still unanswered questions. What more do you want? You complain that nothing is being done then you complain when they say they will call SBI themselves? Really? Or are you just upset that other news outlets released “more creditable” news about this first and used actual information from the town and not some no name “source”. Sounds to me like your “sources” are being investigated now. I hope WWAY is held responsible as well and is also investigated. So you ask the question where can your sources go from here and I have an answer… A ATTORNEY (sounds like they will need one) So now we sit back and wait and let the truth come out. Let’s see if WWAY will be reporting on their own sources here soon. And just to set the record i’m not a police officer nor related to one. Just a citizen of Leland. Do I agree with what the chief has allegedly done or like him? NO but we now have to trust the SBI and hope that no criminal wrong doing has taken place. We the citizens of Leland need to accept what the outcome of the SBI investigation is regardless of what they find and that means even if they find nothing and move on and start trusting our police. Not saying it will be easy and yes they will have to work hard to show the town that they can trust them but I truly feel that if any crimes have been committed then those people will be let go and we as a town can move on.

2015 years 8 months ago

This is perhaps the number one best thing that could have happened! Timillicky? Uh Buh bye!!! Your final “good deed” for the citizens of Leland. WWAY news Channel 3? Because of your persistence and your knowledge of the “FACTS” surrounding this case? You have saved the town of Leland from sure failure at the hands of the number one worst set of leaders on the planet! Fellow Officers? Breath easy its almost over……Great Job Martha Currie, WWAY and Me! Kblue22284…….

2015 years 8 months ago

I really feel sorry for the town of Leland. They are stuck with a bunch of do nothing egos that have only their own interests in mind. Unfortunately, there is not alot they can do but at least when it comes to voting time, they can show their displeasure at the nitwits they have on city council.

The police chief is a joke and it sounds like a good majority of the police officers are too. They are following a leader blindly – remind you of anything?

Someone needs to light a match under these people and get them to do the job they are supposed to. If you don’t, you are stuck with them!!

2015 years 8 months ago

“We also asked Wessell from a legal standpoint where our sources could go from here and he said he did not have a clue.

I think most of Leland’s government could make the same statement.

2015 years 8 months ago

Wow, and double Wow! The Chief of Police in Leland, should read his law again pertaining to the release of Personnel Record. The NC Supreme Court and The United States Supreme Court has already ruled in the past, that if these records have a impact on the governing council, or if it’s in the best interest of the general public based upon the situations that have been alleged, it’s not unlawful to release personnel records to the media. I think the Officer in question that was humiliated by being shot in the area she was shot in, must have gave a release to the media for her records, and the Chief couldn’t block it.

I guess you get what you pay for. Maybe the next time Leland looks for a Chief, they might pay someone that is credible instead of just saying, “He’s from Charlotte.” Apparently he moved up through the ranks by his BS.