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WPD officer recovering after cheap shot at downtown bar

An Apex man and a Wrightsville Beach man face assault charges after allegedly attacking an off-duty cop. It happened over the weekend at a downtown Wilmington bar.

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There are always two sides

There are always two sides to a story but tonight we hear only one. We are listening to the story of an off duty cop or should we say a civillian, after all he is holding a drink in his hand. No one wants to be "protected and served" by a cop under the influence. There is no comment from the allegedly convicted so they must be guilty, right? But, we all know this is justice thanks to the media. Who is the one with the badge?

Oh, I see "Justice" Sgt

Oh, I see "Justice" Sgt Stansbury got what he deserved ? How was he, in any way, a threat ? I would love to hear the "other side". Please explain to me what justifys striking a man in the back of the head. I hope they have alot of money. Those two double-teaming, sucker-punching coward, criminals, are going to need it

Are you telling on yourself? How many others were sucker punched, who did not have the benefit of visual evidence? What ? It's no fair that this victim was a cop, and this time it was caught on camera ? I have news for you, Mr Ingham, and Mr Bogen, it's not only wrong, it's illegal to assault any person.

Your saying the media and

Your saying the media and thus we are making assumptions, seeing facts that aren't there and not aware of facts that might be within the minds of the accused (not convicts until they have been "convicted"). I'm sorry but your own argument show's your desire to add facts that aren't there. You say that the victim was "under the influence." That is a legal conclusion, and one you cannot make with any degree of certainty from this video. You can't even be certain the drink he is holding contains alcohol. You are saying we are hearing the story from the officer. Actually the evidence in the video, namely the statement that the officer isn't saying much, other than he is recovering, goes directly against your assertion of fact.

Other than the victims dedication to his community by choosing a dangerous and exhausting line of work, his position as a police officer is completely irrelevant to the crime, and hence the charge was assault, not Assault on an LEO.

It's my opinion, based on your statements, it is you who are seeing this from one side, namely your own, in which you obviously have a grudge with the police.

What the video DOES show is that two men appear to coordinate, then walk up to this other man, effect an assault on him, then assault him once he is on the ground and possible unconscious. Those are the facts we have!