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Leland Police Department

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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SBI might refuse to investigate Leland PD; Council may have broken open meetings laws

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video We have learned through two highly placed independent sources in Brunswick County that the FBI is already investigating allegations of misconduct and corruption within the Leland Police Department. According to one of those sources, the SBI will usually defer to the federal agency so as not to double investigate a case. 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 council members to call for private investigation of PD

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videoEarlier this week Leland Town Council called a special meeting for tomorrow night. WWAY has learned whether it's the main topic or not, at least one council member plans to ask for a private investigator to look into mounting allegations against Leland's Police Department. 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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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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