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Leland Police Department

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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Leland Police stand by training that led to harassment complaint

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The Leland Police Department stands behind a training exercise that led to a harassment complaint from a female officer. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Leland police officer shot in groin with training bullets wins harassment complaint against department

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We have learned that a Leland police officer recently filed a harassment charge against the police department - and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission found in her favor late last week. Multiple sources tell us Sherry Lewis was shot in the private area multiple times with training simulation ammunition by fellow officers. Full story...
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Body of swimmer found near Leland

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Leland Police say crews have found the body of a swimmer who apparently drowned over the weekend. Full story...
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WPD arrests two after chase

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A robbery at a Wilmington ATM led to a chase that ended across the river in Brunswick County. Full story...
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Leland Police take tougher stance on Walmart shoplifting

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videoLeland Police are addressing a shoplifting problem at the town's biggest store. Today Police Chief Tim Jayne announced anyone caught stealing from the Leland Walmart will face stricter procedures and punishments. Full story...
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