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ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION UPDATE: New details on allegations of misconduct inside Leland Police Department

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LELAND, NC (WWAY) -- We are learning more about issues within the Leland Police Department. We've told you about the alleged fight between Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne and one of his officers last year during a bachelor party in myrtle beach. Now a witness has come forward.

The fight is just one of many issues within the department that are coming to light.

That witness, whose identity we are protecting because he fears retribution, says the fight was very unexpected.

"They started to drink, have a good time," the witness said of the people at the party. "(The officer) was taking a drink, and the chief came out of nowhere and just punched him in the stomach. (The officer) spit his drink up, dropped the cup and asked the chief what his problem was. The chief then threw a gin and tonic in his face. Messed his shirt up. He took his shirt off, not to fight, but to get his shirt off because it was messed up. He went to try and confront the chief about it, and he was pulled away by two other high-ranking officers with the department as far as to separate the fight. And that was the end of the fight."

Word of the fight eventually got back to Leland, where a few town leaders tried to track down details. They say Town Manager Bill Farris later told them it was all just gossip and rumors.

There's no word on if Chief Jayne was disciplined, but when WWAY sent the Town of Leland a public records request, the town denied our request for any records on an investigation into the fight citing the confidentiality of personnel records.

The allegations of issues inside the department go beyond out-of-state parties, though, including claims that some officers used the police station for sexual liaisons.

"It's common knowledge," our source said. "Everybody knows about it."

Other allegations are downright frightening.

Sources tell us one police officer pulled his gun on fellow officers at the police station at least once. We've known about the incident for weeks, but decided not to report it until now and continue to withhold the officer's name because several people, both inside and outside the police department, said they feared for their safety if the news was made public.

We did however alert District Attorney Jon David of the incident. All he would tell us was that no one had reported it to his office. He never asked for any specific information other than when it happened and said he would let the Attorney General's office in Raleigh know about it and other issues.

Weeks later, after the Town of Leland and the police department were aware of our investigation into the officer pointing his gun at colleagues, the Town Council directed Chief Jayne to send a letter to the SBI, requesting assistance in an internal investigation.

The letter in part said: "One recent anonymous allegation is particularly troubling in that it alleges that a member of the Leland Police Department pointed a weapon at another member of this department. Our internal review has failed to identify a victim or suspect. I am requesting that your agency investigate this anonymous allegation of criminal conduct. I am also requesting that your agency look into all allegations of criminal conduct by the Leland Police Department."

We've also learned that within days of Jayne sending the letter, the same officer was taken off the street and required to do more training.

Farris told a local newspaper he conducted an investigation into the police department over the summer. However, Town Councilwoman Martha Currie says Farris did not turn over the full results to the town's elected leaders, instead only briefly showing council members a summary of the investigation. Currie says Farris would only tell her, "You'd be surprised what's in there."

We have asked Farris and Jayne several times to respond these issues.
They have either refused to comment or said they cannot comment on personnel issues.

We'll try again to get answers from town leaders at tomorrow night's Town Council meeting. It starts at 7 p.m. at Town Hall.

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Hilarious

I just stumbled across this site and read the article. I'm not from Leland so I don't know the first thing about the police department or any of the officers. What I found funny though were the unintelligent comments posted. Sounds like a bunch of backwoods hillbillys. Where is Leland anyway? In Deliverance country? LOL

No-in your back yard. Look

No-in your back yard. Look at the window. You aren't fooling anyone.

Witness Fraud

This ex officer was not even at the party. Read the story ... He is speaking in third person. You have already reported this weeks ago.. That story came from John Holman who was involved so why do you need a third party witness to tell his story. Which is fun because he wasn't even there. Look into your source... Now that would be a good Lifetime Movie! Ask Holman.... Your source was not at the party. I like Holman and hate he is going through this mess because of getting bad advice!

District Attorneys are corrupt lawyers first and foremost

My sisters boy got years in prison for having a relationship with his 15 year old girlfriend. But that cop over in Southport only got 6 months for the same thing. You tell me how that works.

Because he is a cop

that's why. they have two sets of rules one for them and one for us. That is why the general public despises them so much and does not trust them..

BECAUSE HE

was a friggin cop that's why. There are 2 sets of rules one for them and one for us. Read national news on police corruption and you will see it everywhere, that's why the public despises them.

Why?

@kblue and WWAY.....You said your next post would include your full name and an invite to your cookout! However, you posted the next day with more unfounded lies... But no invite to your cookout?? Where is all this proof?? Can't have an assault without a vicim... Who is the victim? The people of Leland would like to know!!! Provide us proof of any of these allegations. I have not seen anyone providing any proof or real witnesses. We all are aware that WWAY continues to call the fab four for information... Holman, Foss, Edwards and Clarke. WWAY can I file a public information subpoena to find out who is spreading these lies? WWAY I have never seen a news organization go after so many people with no proof of guilt. I hate to say this but I really feel bad for Brian Berger, Councilman Barnes, Senate Boseman, Senate Soles, DA Jon David and the whole LAPD... Because we know the truth about LAPD now I question all the "only on 3" news you reported about these people and I'm sorry to say at one time I believed your news report. I will never trust anything I hear or read on WWAY again. I understand your organization has had to cut back on real journalist but your interns or the ones you are doubling as news anchor/ grip/ stylist/ janitor need some direction on getting to the real truth. It is rather amusing no other news outlet is reporting this non- sense. Why report on the same stories over and over? Kblue has a real hard on for these three men. It is rather creepy!! I also, would like to express to Chief Grimes on how much I respect you as a leader after WWAY tried to disgrace your department!! You are a fine leader and you have a fine department. Martha Currie hire someone from an outside county agency to come in. It is common knowledge a sheriffs office does not work well with a police department. Have you forgotten your days in Wilmington? Did NHSO work well with WPD? Remember you and your husband worked with most of these guys at LAPD... They respect you and loved your husband.. Please help these fine officers get to the truth and weed out the bad ones who are bringing this department and our people great disgrace.

additonal thought

Sometimes the truth hurts. It seems like some indebted to Farris just will never see the truth, even if it is smacking them in the face. How can you tell if someone is lying? The answer is in the details. If someone can give extensive details then you can rest assured that they are not lying. Is sounds like the “holding a grudge" certainly are giving a lot of details and probably could give more. What about Farris? He can't even give his own Council members details. He gives "summaries"

Done

This chief and a lot of his officers are done and are too arrogant and blind to see this. Them continuing to hold on may result in criminal findings.

Thats why he makes the big bucks

Did an extensive and thorough investigation in secret without any input or influence from the department he was investigating.

I can only image how any and all information was gathered and sorted by his committe or group, they probably focused on complicated linear graphs with integer coeffecients, some sticky notes, few directors voting on the real issues, two particular directors identifying the real problem makers,at seperate moments in MR Bs office and reiforcing it by getting thier staff to agree with them out of fear of retribution.

Or no report ever existed beyond his usual comment of (IM NOT SURE I UNDERSTAND EVERYTHING I KNOW) thats what you get for 90,000 a year.

Must have been hard gathering and sorting through all that info and your final analysis is "you would be surprised whats in there".

To coin one of Mr Bs comments "looks like a convenience store worker could do that job", just why is he making the big bucks.

I think its time for the citizens of Leland to ask for a refund..

...

Have you no shame WWAY....Your desperation for a story, true or not, is coming through loud and clear! Your sensationalism vs news worthy is becoming comical. Your so called "anonymous" source(s) are not so anonymous to any thinking person....they are afraid to let themselves be identified publicly for the fear of being found out to be grudge holding liars who, at this point, should be worrying more about slander suits than feeding WWAY the trash they want to hear! The total lack of professionalism on WWAY's part, especially that of the News Manager and or General Manager, is a total embarrassment to Wilmington, Leland and to anyone in the News Media that holds any kind of Journalistic integrity!

Maybe the sources are more

Maybe the sources are more afraid of retaliation after all Farris has shown if you speak out he can and will manipulate things to get you gone. Keep sticking up for him and it will happen to you eventually too. The latest and greatest was the Assistant Manager. She recommends firing the chief and then low and behold she is let go for supposedly lying on her application. Come on, does anyone believe this? Exactly how many people have been let go under false pretenses in the last 5 years? Exactly what grudge to you think is out there? Are people upset because they were treated improperly and illegally? Probably, but that doesn't mean it's a grudge. Truth be told there is no one in the Town administration to go to handle anything as Farris has full reign. He only gives certain Council members the truth- and he tries his best not to even speak to the others. Why? Because the reality is he has a lack of respect for the others. He believes they are not very smart. He believes he really only has to keep the dominant one happy. As far as journalist integrity this sounds like a statement from a staff member who is worried that his cushy job might be over. Don't you think it is time to see things for what they really are and quit believing every word that comes out of Farris' mouth or are you so indebted to him you can’t? As far as sensationalism it appears that certain departments are ok with WAAY promoting their hype when it comes to promoting them and being seen by the public in hopes of being noticed for future career goals. Don’t you think we get tired of hearing how great they think they are? Just because they do some program does it really have to be in the news every time. And of course, the ultimate question: if you think it is sensationalism then why do you keep reading and responding to it? PS I noticed that you weren’t willing to publically say who you are. Why not? Do you have a grudge against some of them?

Lying is okay?

So, you are justifying that an assistant town manager lied on her application and that is okay?? How can she hold anyone to a higher standard when she is dishonest. What is this world coming to... You are so upset that the Chief drove his vehicle out of state but a person out right lies on her application and we should just over look that. She stole from a town .. First, a thief and second, lied about it. Crazy!!

eyes have seen

No, what they are saying is that it was a wrongful discharge. They made up an excuse to get rid of her for retaliation. She stepped on the wrong person's toes. Bye the way this is against the Federal Law.

Are you sure she lied? Are you sure it was in her file? If it was then they knew from the beginning but I looked at the town's application and I don't see anything that asks if someone was ever terminated or asked to resign on it so exactly where did she lie? There is something that asks " Have you ever been convicted of an offense against the law or forfeited a bond? (A record or conviction will not necessarily exclude you from employment. Factors such as age at the time of offense, seriousness of offense and rehabilitation efforts will be considered)" This couldn't be the section because that would have been found out in the background check and even then they still could have hired her based on the clause provided.Speaking of background check, why wasn't any information discovered then.

Crazy is that you are a Farris loyalist. Want to know how I know-it's in the way you write. I bet you are one of those no nothings he promoted.

how true this is

I like your style, obviously you have been exposed to the superior management style of BIll FARRIS.

Essentials of Leadership?

I commend you for your comments.

Well well well......

Good morning officer. Nice to see that members of the LPD can at least read. Please don't worry, there are plenty of other departments that will hire you.....or at the very least you can get on with some "special security" firm that hires washed up and corrupt cops. There's a lot of opportunity out there. Just clean up your act.

Have a nice day officer

THANK GOODNESS THE LELAND

THANK GOODNESS THE LELAND PD'S SEX CAPADES ARE OUT . NOW MAYBE THOSE OFFICERS CAN STOP BRAGGING ABOUT IT AT (UNNAMED LELAND BREAKFAST SPOT). US IN THE OTHER SEATS DON'T FIND IT VERY BECOMING AN OFFICER .

Might want to check

It appears your keyboards caps lock button is stuck. Try pressing it once.

I WRITE IN CAPS ALL THE

I WRITE IN CAPS ALL THE TIME. SO WHAT? I THINK WE KNOW WHAT TO DO. WE PUT IT IN LOCK IN THE FIRST PLACE.

As long as you are proud

So you are fully aware of the "rudeness" to post in all caps yet continue to do it anyway? Ignorance at its best.

LPD

KBlue, sounds as if you know what you are talking about. Anyone familiar with the LPD knows from the very beginning of JAYNES REIGN knows he was corrupt especially when he started scratching the back of former DA REX GORE by making back door policial deals. When an officer is in fear of losing his job in retaliation from his superiors he learns real quick to keep his mouth shut on any subject matter, because he is not in the click with the top 4. It has been commom knowledge known by Jayne and others that the sex house existed especially when you have an ofcrnate that uses both it and the PD bldg for his extra sexual activities. And how about Lt. Del? I bet he is losing weight,doing all that sweating and all. Definitely the broom should at least start sweeping out the door the top four then down to the sex feigns and the shooter of women in their groin area to humiliate them and embrass them to push them to resign their career job. MAY GOD HAVE MERCER ON ALL LELAND RESIDENTS FOR THIS EMBRASSMENT. BRING THE HOUSE DOWN.

Poor writing

This story is confusing. The areas in question follow: "The letter in part said: 'One recent anonymous allegation is particularly troubling in that it alleges that a member of the Leland Police Department pointed a weapon at another member of this department.Our internal review has failed to identify a victim or suspect. I am requesting that your agency investigate this anonymous allegation of criminal conduct. I am also requesting that your agency look into all allegations of criminal conduct by the Leland Police Department.'

We've also learned that within days of Jayne sending the letter, the same officer was taken off the street and required to do more training."

OK, if the review failed to identify a victim or suspect, who is "the SAME officer" required to do more training? Please clarify, WWAY. I understand keeping names confidential, but your writing and reporting is unnecessarily cryptic and unclear.

The officer is Blasingame so

The officer is Blasingame so no one gets confused here. And I think truthfully there's 3 different officers he has pulled his gun on now over his time here. I understand,the military and he himself claims to have mental issues from his military time spent in Afghanistan. Understand this, maybe being a cop carrying a gun, and interacting with our public just isn't going to work out no more.
But me as a co worker, to have a co worker that might drop there cracked marble today and blow someones head off is kinda hard to work with. He keeps pulling the gun to do it. My question is does it take the trigger pull to be the correct time to do somthing about it.

I dont want my life at risk waiting on the Chief or Farris to do there job. Truthfuly they both suck at there jobs. I'm glad its all coming out now mabey we can go to work soon without the risk.

The Timillicky show

Dear confused,
This may sound rude but it is not at all my intention. Their are several articles related to the illegal activities in this department. In almost all of them the same names come to surface. Tim Balboa Jayne. Rick the follower Delapea and Bill "juice" Kozak.

And this is to answer Timmy soon to be ex Chief Jayne. (Our internal review has failed to identify a victim or suspect) "Suspects" Bill Kozak and his Chubby shadow Rick Delapea shot (victim) Sherry Lewis in the groin assaulting her. All of us have our paperwork done, and its ready to be handed to whom ever investigates us. If we talk now were fired or sent home. WWAY? You have got the Timillicky trio running around like mad men. Its blowing up from the inside out. (Implosion) Continue the OUTSTANDING work and I will too. say's who? The FUNNY name calling KBLUE! that's who! And when I give out my name? I want a job with yall.....

Family

I'm not sure what your deal is... However, I know Officer Lewis and she never said those men shot her. Even in Skips interview he never said she told him that those men shot her! She is not allowed to say who shot her now.. But those three were not the ones. I believe in justice but I believe in telling the truth! May God help you with the pain you are going through with your demons! If you worked at LAPD you would know the three males who shot Officer Lewis. I wonder why WWAY hasn't printed their names.. Because their sources are well aware of who shot them. Ask Ms. Cox .. She has the report.

TIMILLICKY!!!!

Dearest Timothy "Balboa" Jayne, Ricky "So far up Bill's boot tay Delapea' And William "I kiss myself daily' Kozak! I wish you well in your new profession. What ever it may be. We all here are NOT going to miss you. After my talk with others? It is certain your carrier's are over. My next post will be my goodbye speech along with my full name and an invite to a "cookout". Change is near Leland. Say's who? Say's Kblue!

Huh?

"It is certain your carrier's are over." Do you mean CAREERS? You really are a uneducated blithering idiot. I think it is past time for the town of Leland to ditch the corrupt as well as the morons. You're still a wanna be that never will be. Says who? Says Kblue don't have a clue.

WOW!

Your so smart!!! Great job! Perhaps you should be a teacher instead of a wanna be Kblue fan! It tickles me that you come to WWAY only to look up my post's. Makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. You want to be me and you know it! Maybe you can come work for me sometime? You can be my "Sammy Spell Checker"! Keep up the great spell checking hun your doing great. To my KBlues fans? Luv ya thanks for all the emails!!!!Say's who? Say's Kblue!

When is the cookout??

You said your next post would include your full name and an invite to your cookout! However, you posted the next day with more unfounded lies... But no invite to your cookout?? Where is all this proof?? Can't have an assault without a vicim... Who is the victim? The people of Leland would like to know!!! Provide us proof of any of these allegations. I have not seen anyone providing any proof or real witnesses. We all are aware that WWAY continues to call the fab four for information... Holman, Foss, Edwards and Clarke. WWAY can I file a public information subpoena to find out who is spreading these lies? WWAY I have never seen a news organization go after so many people with no proof of guilt. I hate to say this but I really feel bad for Brian Berger, Councilman Barnes, Senate Boseman, Senate Soles, DA Jon David and the whole LAPD... Because we know the truth about LAPD now I question all the "only on 3" news you reported about these people and I'm sorry to say at one time I believed your news report. I will never trust anything I hear or read on WWAY again. I understand your organization has had to cut back on real journalist but your interns or the ones you are doubling as news anchor/ grip/ stylist/ janitor need some direction on getting to the real truth. It is rather amusing no other news outlet is reporting this non- sense. Why report on the same stories over and over? Kblue has a real hard on for these three men. It is rather creepy!!

lol

Since this post we have found out the "TRUTH", Tim Balboa Jayne danced almost naked with a named blow up doll, Got in a fight. Promoted 2 of the most worthless humans alive. "The Shadow" Delapea and "tic tac" head Kozack. Allowed "Needle legs the juice head roid rage" Blassingame to Point his weapon at several Officers, as well as Shoot it off in his front yard. Fear not though we are talking to who needs to know the Corruption. FEAR NOT!!! Say's who? Say's Kblue!