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Some speak out against Jayne firing at Leland Town Council meeting

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LELAND, NC (WWAY) -- While some might have expected a quiet meeting of the Leland Town Council Thursday night, it did start with some fireworks. A group of residents came out to speak in favor of fired Police Chief Tim Jayne.

Mayor Brenda Bozeman feels sentiment in the town is divided on the Jayne issue. She would not comment on his firing or appeal.

Town Manager David Hollis feels the town is moving ahead.

"I think things are getting better," Hollis said. "We're moving forward."

When asked about the group who spoke in favor of Jayne, Hollis said, "Everybody is entitled to their opinion."

Hollis would not comment on the appeals process or what Jayne had to say in their meeting. Hollis has 15 business days to review Jayne's appeal. He then must give Jayne his decision in writing.

Hollis would only say that he would have a decision about Jayne within that time frame.

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