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Leland Police Department

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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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: Leland councilman's domestic violence charge dropped

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Leland Police charged Herbert Barnes with assault on a female after an incident at his home in March. This morning the case was dismissed. Full story...
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StarNews Editorial: Make Leland Police investigation thorough, timely and public

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The Leland Police Department is under suspicion, and whether or not that suspicion is justified, town officials owe it to residents and the officers to complete an ongoing investigation as soon as possible. And when it’s completed, the results – for better or for worse – should be made public. 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: Leland town leaders won't say much about police drama

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video So what do Leland town leaders think about all the drama going on in the police department surrounding Chief Tim Jayne? We tried to tack them down today, which was a lot tougher than you might think. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland Town Council doesn't have to hide behind "personnel issues"

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State law says Leland town leaders don't have be afraid about talking about personnel issues in public, if the problems at hand are damaging the credibility of the police department. North Carolina General Statute § 162A-6.1 (7) states that Farris, with the approval of council, can talk with anyone, including the media, about someone's personnel file if it means maintaining public confidence in the Leland Police Department. 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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ONLY ON 3: State regulators visit Leland Police Department

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After a week of revelations about Leland Police, the department got a visit today from state regulators. Full story...
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FIRST ON 3: After week of controversy, Leland chief cancels walkabout

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After a week of controversy involving a former officer shot in between the legs with training ammunition and revelations that he punched another officer during a bachelor party, Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne canceled his neighborhood walkabout scheduled for tonight. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Close friend of Leland PD officer talks about shooting

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video Leland Police officer Sherry Lewis was shot in the groin multiple times during a training exercise in march. WWAY sat down with a long time friend of hers and found out more about what happened that day. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Training and Standards Commission will visit Leland PD

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We've learned through independent sources that the North Carolina Justice Education Training and Standards Commission is scheduled to visit the Leland Police Department next week. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland police chief punched officer during bachelor party

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video We have confirmed with two independent sources that Leland Police Chief Timothy Jayne recently punched one of his officers during a bachelor party in Myrtle Beach. The sources, who wish to remain anonymous, tell us Jayne slugged Officer John Holman and that other officers had to pull him off. Myrtle Beach Police were not called in to investigate. Full story...
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