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Ralph Evangelous

Chief: Code of silence led to mess, embarrassment for WPD

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videoWilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous says what started as a response to a citizen complaint turned into an embarrassment and a mess. Evangelous says mistakes and failures in judgement by officers during a prostitution sting last year has led to changes for his department. Full story...
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Watch full Evangelous news conference

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videoToday, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous, clearly angered by what happened, faced reporters during a 28-minute news conference, where reporters fired questions, many of which the chief declined to answer with any detail citing personnel laws. Full story...
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Council approves funding for mobile field force

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video The City of Wilmington posted its lowest crime numbers ever in 2012, but Chief Ralph Evangelous isn’t resting on his laurels. Full story...
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City Council meets to discuss adding law enforcement

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video Wilmington City Council will consider an ordinance requesting more than 300- thousand dollars to create a mobile field force within the Wilmington Police Department. Full story...
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WPD proposes preemptive police force

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videoCrime in Wilmington is down from 2004 to 2012, but police say there is still a need for an increased force focusing on fighting crime before it happens. Wilmington's police chief proposed a new approach to City Council this morning. Full story...
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Suspect connected to delivery driver murder back in jail

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Marvin White was charged with armed robbery in connection with the murder of Chinese delivery driver Zehn Bo Liu in June. Now police say he's in trouble again. Full story...
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Former FBI agents helping with Pine Valley murder case

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video Sixteen months after a woman was found murdered in her Wilmington home, police still don't have many answers to share about who did it. Full story...
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Crime in NC lowest since 1977; Wilmington also sees drop

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video The North Carolina Department of Justice says crime is down across the state. According to its annual report, violent crimes fell by more than five percent last year, making the crime rate the lowest since 1977. There has also been a decrease in those numbers here in Wilmington. Full story...
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ABC Board helps law enforcement fight crime downtown

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Members of the New Hanover County ABC Board recognized area law enforcement for trying to make downtown Wilmington a safer place. Full story...
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Berger claims WPD lied; Evangelous defends department (INCLUDES BERGER'S EMAIL TO THE CHIEF)

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Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous is defending his department against accusations from New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger. READ BERGER'S E-MAIL TO EVANGELOUS INSIDE. Full story...
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Police chief refuses to offer more info on Pine Valley murder

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video During a Friday morning news conference at the Wilmington Police Department, WWAY asked Police Chief Ralph Evangelous about the July 4 murder of Carol Ann Johnson in her Pine Valley home. Full story...
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Wilmington Police seize dozens of guns

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video Wilmington Police say they have taken a large number of guns off the streets in the first two weeks of this month. Officers confiscated many of the guns from convicted felons. Full story...
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Wilmington Police Chief sounds off on state budget battle

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Ralph Evangelous visited a day care this morning to read to young children and discuss the value of early childhood education. Evangelous says he supports the More at Four and Smart Start programs, which help at-risk children succeed. Full story...
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City leaders read by example

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Students at Alderman Elementary School in Wilmington got a special treat today. Volunteers including Wilmington's police chief, fire chief and mayor came out today to meet, greet and read with the kids. Full story...
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