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FIRST ON 3: Brian Berger moved to Central Prison for behavior issues

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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger is no longer in the New Hanover County jail. He has been moved to Central Prison in Raleigh.

New Hanover County Sheriff's spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says Berger was moved Sunday to be "safe kept" for behavioral issues.

Berger is due back in court next week for a hearing on whether he violated his probation. He has been in jail since a June arrest in Beech Mountain. Investigators say he was found with several weapons, which may violate his probation for a DWI charge.

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They moved him for safe keeping

In reality, he apparently had some behavioral issues. Election is approaching. How can Big Ed avoid a tasing episode which might be compared to the Hewitt case and cost him votes?

Answer -- shuffle him up I-40 and let him be a state issue.

They fail to mention NHC is picking up the tab while he's up there.

And every time he's brought back for a court date, even if it results in a continuance, NHC has to dispatch an officer and vehicle for the 5 hour round trip.

I'm not defending Berger; far from it.

But the camera ready DA plea bargains far more serious cases to time served.

Miscarriage of Justice? Gestapo like tactics?

No fan of this guy- but what we have here appears to be a gross miscarriage of justice and in some opinion's gestapo like tactics by Ben David and friends. This "persecution" and that's what this may have become- seems to be way over the line of anything appropriate. where is the public defender? Are they mailing this one in?
Sad for him- even worse what it says about NHC.

Berger,,,

Probably threw a few tantrums and got threatened by some of his room mates.

The 3rd act is starting to play out. Get ready for more insurance to kick in and cover some more evaluations. Like I said, Berger will become a ward of the state.

WWAY needs to find out what circumstances predicated this move and let the public know. I smell about three angles for an attempt at some civil litigation. Berger, when he is lucid, is not necessarily dumb. He is just crazy..... And he is a fixin to try and make it work to his advantage.

Should be entertaining.