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WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Wrightsville Beach town leaders still have not released a video that the son of a town alderman says shows two police officers assaulting him in 2011. But the town is releasing information about the officers.

As you saw FIRST ON 3 Tuesday, Adam Mills the son of Wrightsville Beach Alderman Darryl Mills, is suing the town and the officers claiming they violated his civil rights during a November 2011 DWI arrest.

While the town won’t yet release video of what happened inside the police station that night, it did release the officers’ personnel files.

Ofc. Jesse McCubbins, 26, has worked for the department since 2008, though he did leave for about a year to work at the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Cpl. Jimmy Rich, 40, has worked at the department since 2005 and has six merit-based promotions.

Neither officer has ever been disciplined, suspended, or demoted.

Town Attorney John Wessell again said he is not sure if the video is public record or if it can be released for legal reasons. He did say that he hopes to have some clarification to us very soon.

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7 Comments on "FIRST ON 3: Wrightsville Beach releases officers’ personnel files, not video of incident"

2015 years 10 months ago

People here seem to be claiming a conspiracy involved in not releasing the tapes. But, in this particular incident the conspiracy could swing two ways. On one hand, you can say that they don’t want to release the tapes in order to protect the officers. But, on the other hand, this does involve the son of a town alderman who could have just as much to hide by not releasing the tape. If the officers did in fact, do nothing wrong, it hurts his chances of being re-elected if his son is making false claims.

There has not been enough evidence presented to the public for anyone to render a fair judgment. I will wait for the evidence before I render an opinion.

2015 years 10 months ago

Good try

2015 years 10 months ago

Jesse McCubbins has had multiple complaints filed against him and is known to be unable to control his temper. He is the epitome of an angry cop that wants to bully people while hiding behind his badge. Mr Mill’s atty needs to dig into this issue, there is plenty to find.

2015 years 10 months ago

If the Wrightsville Police Dept has nothing to hide lease the tapes…

We don’t care about what their records show thats in the past… we want to see the tapes …

2015 years 10 months ago

This attorney must have missed the class were they discuss the Freedom of Information Act of 1996. A video shot inside a publicly funded building portraying two PUBLIC SERVANTS assaulting a suspect that’s hand cuffed and already in custody? That’s about as absurd od a comment as I have ever heard and they’re just trying to protect these two storm troopers and the town. Evil wears blue in this area.

2015 years 10 months ago

Though McCubbins may not have had disciplinary action taken against
him by the WBPD, he has had complaints filed against him. The WBPD should of taken these complaints seriously. He is a ticking time bomb and I would not be surprised to see more lawsuits follow.

2015 years 10 months ago

Sounds like WB has something to hide.


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