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Leland Town Council votes to hire new manager, shoots down another investigation

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video There has been a cloud of allegations surrounding the town of Leland's police department for quite some time now. Two of the most recent include officers using the police station for sexual liaisons and an incident where one officer pointed a gun at another. The town has asked the S.B.I. to help investigate the allegations. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 INVESTIGATION UPDATE: New details on allegations of misconduct inside Leland Police Department

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video We are learning more about issues within the Leland Police Department. We've told you about the alleged fight between Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne and one of his officers last year during a bachelor party in myrtle beach. Now a witness has come forward. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: $2M Leland fire station sits empty, seldom used

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video A shiny new fire station sits on NC 133 in Leland. It actually opened as a fire-police-rescue station nearly four years ago, but there is not much going on there. Full story...
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Leland's future leaders address current problems

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video Leland's future officials came together tonight at Cape Fear National for a meet and greet with the public. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Leland Council directs police chief to ask SBI for investigation; Updated with SBI letter

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video The Leland Town Council used a special meeting Thursday night to instruct Police Chief Tim Jayne to send a letter to the SBI requesting an investigation into allegations of criminal activity within the Leland Police Department and the possible release of personnel records by a former town employee. READ LETTER TO SBI INSIDE. Full story...
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Leland Town Council meets tonight to discuss "personnel actions"

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video After an ongoing WWAY NewsChannel 3 Investigation into allegations of misconduct and corruption within the Leland Police Department, the Leland Town Council has called a special meeting at 7 p.m. to discuss what Mayor Pro Tem Brenda Bozeman calls "personnel actions." Leland residents are encouraged to be at the meeting. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland cop hits driver, other officers ruin investigation

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Then she says while she was on the phone with a friend, one of the Leland officers got in her car without her permission and moved it into a parking lot. The driver tells us so many officers showed up on the scene and crowded around her she felt very uncomfortable. Full story...
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Barnes drops out of Leland council race; says council does not share his vision

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The Brunswick County Board of Elections says Herbert Barnes dropped out of the race Friday. The Board of Elections also says Bald Head Island candidate Ken Miller died over the weekend. Both men's names will be on the ballot, though, in November. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER: Confusion continues as DA talks about Leland

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video There is more confusion surrounding the situation in Leland after District Attorney Jon David went on the radio this morning. On "The Morning Beat with Chad Adams" on The Big Talker FM, David focused his attention on the developing situation in Leland. Full story...
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Leland town council calls special meeting to discuss "personnel actions"

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Leland Town Councilwomen Brenda Bozeman and Patricia Batleman have called a special meeting of the council for Thursday evening to discuss "personnel actions." The meeting will start at 7 p.m. and is open to the public. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland Councilwoman wants police department investigated; Mayor Futch holding up approval

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video We're the only local news outlet following allegations of corruption and misconduct within the Leland Police Department. Today, a town leader came forward to talk about what she thinks needs to be done. Leland Town Councilwoman Martha Currie wants Mayor Futch to call a special meeting to discuss hiring a private investigator to look into the allegations but says Futch won't pull the trigger on the meeting. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA asks AG to help with Leland; AG has different story

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video Brunswick County District Attorney Jon David told us he has asked the Attorney General to appoint another attorney to be the point person for anyone who wants to come forward with allegations against the town or the police department, but the AG's office says that's not exactly the case. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Officers did work at Leland chief's house on town time

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video We are still uncovering more details of alleged corruption within the Leland Police Department. We've told you all week about issues with the department and Police Chief Tim Jayne. We've learned today that Jayne has had officers do work on his home and around his neighborhood for other homeowners. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland's top cop recommended for termination

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video We've been telling you since last week about all the issues with the Leland Police Department and specifically Police Chief Tim Jayne. We've now learned there was a recommendation that Jayne be fired earlier this year. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Memo from former Leland town employee says police chief lied on training report, Leland residents react

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video Two days after Officer Sherry Lewis was shot, Chief Tim Jayne came in and fraudulently signed the attendance roster. Chief Jayne drove down to Fort Fisher for lunch. He did not attend the training course. Tim Jayne’s name is the last name on the roster. Lieutenant Rick Dellapia and Lieutenant Bill Kozak told me to contact Training and Standards. If Tim Jayne does not obtain all of his required training hours he would lose his law enforcement license and would have to go back through basic law enforcement training. Full story...
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