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Leland Police Department

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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FIRST ON 3: Leland police officer caught in town controversy is fired

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video The police officer who was allegedly hit by Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne at a party has been fired. If you've been following our coverage of the situation in Leland, you've heard of Officer John Holman. Full story...
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THE RANT: Why is the Leland Town Manager continuing to allow Chief Jayne to force officers to take lie detector tests?

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We got word again this morning that Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne is continuing to force his officers to take lie detector tests. We're told the paranoid chief is trying to find "leakers" on the force, discover what they're telling investigators, anything that will help him keep what's going on inside his department out of the media. Full story...
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THE RANT: It's official: Leland is out of control

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And I don't mean that in the "cool, funny, you're out of control, dude!" sense. I mean it in the classic "there is no one at the helm of this ship" way. That was blatantly apparent at last night's special closed session meeting. Full story...
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Leland settles claim from another police officer

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video The Town of Leland settled yet another claim against the town from a Leland Police officer at Thursday night's special council meeting. The settlement says officer Kevin Foss will resign as an employee, the claim he filed will be dismissed and the records concerning the situation will be sealed. Full story...
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THE RANT: Leland Police Chief Jayne calls media coverage "witch hunt"

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Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne did his first interview this week with the 'Local News Review' since allegations surfaced of misconduct within his department and says the stories reported here and in the Wilmington 'StarNews' are a "witch hunt." Full story...
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StarNews Editorial: Turmoil in Leland Police Dept. cause for concern, deeper look

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Police Chief Timothy Jayne is at the heart of the problem. He either has lost control of his department or has an iron-fist management style coupled with a lackadaisical work ethic, depending on which side you believe. And that should be a signal to Jayne, to the town manager and to the town council that his days as chief are numbered. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: SBI, Attorney General investigating Leland Police Department

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The North Carolina Department of Justice confirms there is an active investigation into criminal allegations made against the Leland Police Department. DOJ spokeswoman Noelle Talley says the SBI opened the investigation November 1. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: DA says no issues with LPD certification

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video There are a lot of questions surrounding the Leland Police Department after state regulators found problems with officers' training and certification. Many people are asking us what happens with tickets or arrests by officers without proper training. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Audit leads to Leland police officer relieved of duty, questions about accountability

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video Missing documents. Officers not up to date on their training. In one case, it was so severe, an officer was relieved of his duties. That's some of what state regulators uncovered during a recent audit of documents and training files at the Leland Police Department. Full story...
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State review found deficiencies in Leland PD training; LPD says most corrected

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A state review found dozens of training deficiencies within the Leland Police Department. The review conducted in September found 89 deficiencies in all, but Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne says most have been corrected. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: Former Leland officer talks about shooting, harassment within department

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video Former Leland Police officer Sherry Lewis says she has been to hell and back in the last couple of years. For the first time since settling her harassment claim with the town of Leland, Lewis is talking about her experience in the Leland Police Department. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Wife of Leland police officer says comments unfounded

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I would like you to ask yourself, if your sources were so creditable and upstanding, why is all this “so called corruption” just coming to light? By not coming forth as a victim or witness, these officers/sources who took an oath to uphold the law, should be held accountable for impeding an investigation. Full story...
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Arrest made in Leland bank robbery

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A Wilmington man is in jail charged with robbing a Leland bank last week. Leland Police say this morning they helped the Wilmington Police Department SWAT Team serve a warrant on Sherwin Christopher Archie, 58, of Zinnia Ct. in Wilmington. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland Police Chief Jayne withholds info on bank robbery; Councilwoman, town manager apologize

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video Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne's beef with WWAY apparently runs so deep, he withheld information from the public about an armed man who robbed a credit union Friday to prove his point. Full story...
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