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Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:42pm.READ MORE:
A former Leland police officer has sued the town claiming it fired him improperly. John Blasingame was fired in 2012. Two years later, he filed a lawsuit against the town first in state court, then in federal court. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 03/08/2013 - 4:48pm.READ MORE:
The North Carolina Department of Justice now says one of five former Leland Police officers it said had lost their law enforcement certification was not part of the criminal investigation. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 03/01/2013 - 2:40pm.READ MORE:
A North Carolina Department of Justice spokeswoman says five former Leland police officers are no longer sworn law enforcement officers. Former Deputy Chief Karl Smith, Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia, Ofc. Michael Landen and Ofc. John Blasingame all either quit or were fired last spring as the SBI investigated allegations of problems within the Leland Police Department. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 08/17/2012 - 10:58am.READ MORE:
Leland Town Manager David Hollis says he is upholding the terminations of three police officers fired earlier this year. Full story...
Submitted by Katie Harden on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 4:05pm.READ MORE:
The town fired Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia and officer John Blasingame back in April after an internal investigation by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office. Today, the three men made one last attempt to clear their names. Full story...
Submitted by WWAY on Wed, 07/18/2012 - 2:34pm.READ MORE:
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Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 05/04/2012 - 11:58pm.READ MORE:
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 04/20/2012 - 11:34pm.READ MORE:
Submitted by Katie Harden on Mon, 04/16/2012 - 11:56pm.READ MORE:
Leland Town Manager David Hollis says Assistant Police Chief Karl Smith resigned affecting this morning. Full story...
Submitted by Marissa Jasek on Fri, 04/13/2012 - 10:41pm.READ MORE:
The town of Leland has suspended five police officers without pay as a result of ongoing investigations. Full story...
Submitted by Marcy Cuevas on Wed, 11/02/2011 - 11:59pm.READ MORE:
Missing documents. Officers not up to date on their training. In one case, it was so severe, an officer was relieved of his duties. That's some of what state regulators uncovered during a recent audit of documents and training files at the Leland Police Department. Full story...