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Leland Police Department

FIRST ON 3: Interim Leland Police Chief sets goals for department

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video For months, we have been following the developing situation within the Leland Police Department. The many issues came to a head last week when Chief Tim Jayne was fired. Today, we sat down with Interim Police Chief Karl Smith to find out what he has planned for the future of the department. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Cop says he did personal work for Jayne on town time

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video Tim Jayne was fired earlier this week, but we're still uncovering controversy within the department while he was chief with officers saying they did work in his neighborhood and at his home while on the clock. Full story...
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Timeline of issues in the Leland Police Department

Jayne's firing comes just a couple of weeks after the Town Manager announced Jayne had been put on probation last fall. That's when WWAY was the first to break the story about claims of corruption and officer misconduct at the Leland police department. WWAY's Katie Harden takes a look at our investigative reporting over the last several months.

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FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne fired

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video Nearly five months after WWAY first broke the story of Leland Police officer Sherry Lewis being shot in the crotch during a training exercise, the man at the top is out. Town Manager David Hollis says he fired Police Chief Tim Jayne first thing this morning. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland residents on Jayne's termination: 'It's about time'

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video For months, WWAY has followed the allegations of corruption and officer misconduct at the Leland Police Department. Today, the department's leader was fired. We spoke to a few people in Leland tonight to get their reaction to the news of chief Tim Jayne’s termination. Full story...
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THE RANT: A look at Chief Jayne's "action plan," Leland's personnel policy & state law for "misuse of property"

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Best I can tell, Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne has a free ticket to ride. The man has broken a multitude of policies and laws, yet he skates by with not a slap-on-the-wrist, but more like a light tap. Full story...
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Chief Jayne announces 2012 Leland Citizens Academy registration

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The academy is designed to inform citizens about the different functions of the police department and to give insight into what training police officers complete to become officers. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland reveals Jayne reprimand to start year on right foot

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video At last night's Leland Town Council meeting, Town Manager David Hollis revealed that Police Chief Tim Jayne has been on probation for months. In fact the reprimand came the very same night we first reported on the issues inside the Leland Police Department. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland Town Council reveals Chief Jayne placed on probation in Sept., forced to pay restitution

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video During a meeting Thursday night, the Leland Town Council announced that Police Chief Tim Jayne has been on probation for months and ordered to pay restitution for use of a town vehicle. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Where's D.A.R.E.? Donors to defunct Leland program look for answers

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video More than a dozen local D.A.R.E. programs have been set up in North Carolina, but one in our area has closed-up shop. The D.A.R.E. program in Leland is no longer around, but what has some supporters angry is what was done with the dollars raised. Full story...
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Silver Alert ends with man found dead

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The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office says a Silver Alert issued last night ended when the man they were looking for was found dead. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: As new mayor opens door to public, Leland issues still unresolved

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video As questions about the handling of the Sherry Lewis situation continue to swirl in Leland, the town's new mayor is opening her doors to the public. It's a chance for residents to have their voices heard on any number of issues. Full story...
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Leland Police arrest knife-wielding man

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Leland Police say they arrested a man this morning who allegedly tried to attack two other people with a knife. Full story...
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THE RANT: Leland should take a lesson from East Spencer

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Have you heard yet about the two firefighters in East Spencer who shocked a junior firefighter nine times with a stun gun during a department Christmas party? Sounds familiar doesn't it? Sort of like when Leland Police Officer Sherry Lewis was shot between the legs with simulated ammunition during a training exercise last February. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Leland resident starts website to "fix Leland police"; Begins petition to disband department

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As a citizen of the United States, I will be utilizing all of my Civil Rights to expose criminal and unethical misconduct by Leland Officials. I invite you to join me as part of the "Fix Leland Movement." Full story...
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