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WPD explains use of force tactics

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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? Full story...
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More answers in the hot car death of a sheriff's K-9 deputy

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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. Full story...
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UPDATE: Silver alert canceled for missing teen

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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. Full story...
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WPD could send K9 Kaas to Fair Bluff

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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. Full story...
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Community funds new bulletproof vests for K9 officers

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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. Full story...
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Retired Army K9 reunited with handler

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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. Full story...
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Wilmington Police to spend thousands to evaluate K-9 unit

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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. Full story...
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WPD K9 Arko Remembered

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videoWilmington Police honored one of their own Wednesday. Arko was euthanized last month because of a medical condition. Full story...
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WPD: Brister back to work tomorrow, K9 doing well

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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. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: WPD, NHCSO named in illegal strip search suit

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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. Full story...
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WPD K9 euthanized because of medical condition

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The Wilmington Police Department has had to put down one of its police dogs. K9 Arko was euthanized Friday because of a medical condition that was recently discovered. Full story...
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K9 bite investigation report to be released soon

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video Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous said Tuesday night we are one step closer to getting the results of an internal investigation into whether the use of a police K-9 on a chase suspect was appropriate use of force. Full story...
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UPDATE: Police arrest four following shots fired, car chase

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videoReports of shots fired from inside a vehicle sparks a short car chase with police, and ends in several arrests. It all started just after 10:30 last night in the 4400 block of Wrightsville Avenue when police say a concerned citizen reported someone firing shots out of a burgundy car with at least three passengers inside. Full story...
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Wilmington police officer cleared in dog bite incident

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A New Hanover County grand jury cleared a Wilmington Police Department K-9 officer Monday of wrongdoing for a police chase that ended with his police dog biting and hurting a suspect. Full story...
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Jacksonville woman needs help paying for K9's surgery

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videoIt's not only law enforcement officers who help keep you safe, it's also their K9s. And, after those dogs retire, sometimes they need your help. Full story...
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