Leland officer quits after incident involving Navassa officer


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Submitted: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 12:25am
Updated: Wed, 11/06/2013 - 3:53am
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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — A Leland Police officer has resigned after an altercation with an officer from a neighboring department.

Sgt. Anthony Nathan is off the force after an incident involving a Navassa Police officer.

Leland Town Manager David Hollis confirms Sgt. Nathan resigned after a traffic stop last week.

Sources close to the investigation say a Navassa officer was making a traffic stop near the Leland town line when Sgt. Nathan pulled up in his cruiser and made several demeaning comments to the Navassa officer, because he was actually in Leland when he made the stop.

Navassa Police Chief Preston Howell did not want to talk on camera, but says he made the Leland Police Department aware of the incident and was notified last week of Sgt. Nathan’s resignation.

We made repeated attempts to contact Leland Police Chief Mike James, but our calls have not yet been returned.

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