17 Comments for this article

Tags: , , , , , ,

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — The fate of three fired Leland Police officers still hangs in the balance. The officers appealed their dismissal in May, but there’s still no final decision.

The town says because Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia and Ofc. John Blasingame got a lawyer, the process is taking a little longer than expected.

So far, no appeals hearing has been scheduled, but Town Manager David Hollis hopes the group will set a date soon after the officers and the town get on the same page with the attorney.

“We’re still trying to schedule the appeals date to hear the appeals, and part of that is a release document that will allow their attorney to review files and things, so we’re still working through that process,” Hollis said.

Hollis says there is no time limit on presenting the appeals, so there is no telling when those hearings will happen.

The town fired Blasingame, Kozak and Dellapia after an internal investigation. Two other officers quit before the investigation report from the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office came back. Those two cannot appeal.

Comment on this Story

Leave a Reply

17 Comments on "ONLY ON 3: Still no timeline on appeal for fired Leland cops"

Notify of

Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted

Related News

(Photo: Taylor Yakowenko/WWAY)
1 day ago
0 Comments for this article
70+ jobs headed to Brunswick County
Read More»
4 days ago
0 Comments for this article
Leland reports sewer spill in neighborhood
Read More»
William James Kelim (Photo: Brunswick County Jail)
5 days ago
0 Comments for this article
Leland police investigating house fire as domestic dispute
Read More»