WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy has been fired because of information he gave during an internal investigation.
Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says a woman made a complaint about Dep. Michael Murray. Brewer says during an internal investigation, Murray was untruthful with investigators. Brewer said because of that and Murray’s actions, the sheriff made the decision to fire him.
Murray worked in the patrol division. He had been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2000.
Murray had been suspended in May 2012 for violating policies on truthfulness and standard of conduct. He was also reprimanded earlier this year for insubordination and neglect of duty.
Brewer would not discuss the nature of the complaint the woman made against Murray because of personnel issues.