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WPD explains use of force tactics
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:04pm.

videoIt seems encounters with law enforcement are becoming more violent across the country. Even here, we've been following a story about a Wilmington police officer accused of choking and threatening a handcuffed teen in his patrol car. So, what are the approved use of force tactics?

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More answers in the hot car death of a sheriff's K-9 deputy
Submitted by Ashley Cimino on Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:45pm.

videoNew information in the case of a Duplin County Sheriff's K-9 deputy that died after allegedly being left inside a hot patrol car for about 24 hours.

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UPDATE: Silver alert canceled for missing teen
Submitted by Alyssa Rosenberg on Thu, 07/10/2014 - 8:52pm.

video The Silver Alert for 15-year-old Antonio Demetruis Hansley has been canceled. Thursday evening, Hansley's mother Tammie told us she was called by Wilmington Police to come confirm if someone they had in custody is her son.

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WPD could send K9 Kaas to Fair Bluff
Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 06/13/2014 - 12:40pm.

videoA Wilmington police dog that's been off the street for months after a bite incident following a car chase could soon find a new home in Columbus County.

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Community funds new bulletproof vests for K9 officers
Submitted by Sara Hopkins on Sun, 04/27/2014 - 7:19pm.

videoWith community help, some Wilmington and New Hanover County law enforcement agents of the four legged variety are safer on the streets. Just like their human handlers the K9s now have the safety of a bullet and stab proof vests.

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Retired Army K9 reunited with handler
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:28pm.

video What would you do if you found out that your family pet actually belonged to someone else? A Whiteville woman adopted a retired Army K9 just three weeks ago, and now she’s giving him up to the man she says is his rightful owner.

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Wilmington Police to spend thousands to evaluate K-9 unit
Submitted by WWAY on Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:45am.

video The Wilmington Police Department will spend nearly $10,000 as it evaluates its canine program. Chief Ralph Evangelous promised the review earlier this year after an internal investigation into K9 officer Stafford Brister and his use of his dog on a chase suspect last fall.

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WPD K9 Arko Remembered
Submitted by Brandon Taylor on Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:38pm.

videoWilmington Police honored one of their own Wednesday. Arko was euthanized last month because of a medical condition.

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WPD: Brister back to work tomorrow, K9 doing well
Submitted by Sarah Murphy on Thu, 02/06/2014 - 5:00pm.

videoWe are learning more about a Wilmington Police officer and his K-9, who have been off the streets since November. There have been a lot of questions about how the dog involved is doing. Today, we tried to get some answers.

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ONLY ON 3: WPD, NHCSO named in illegal strip search suit
Submitted by Holden Kurwicki on Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:32pm.

A complaint filed in federal district court alleges that two WPD officers and a NHCSO deputy violated a man’s rights when they performed a strip search on him in public.

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