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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A New Hanover County Sheriff’s deputy has been fired because of information he gave during an internal investigation.

Sheriff’s Office spokesman Sgt. Jerry Brewer says a woman made a complaint about Dep. Michael Murray. Brewer says during an internal investigation, Murray was untruthful with investigators. Brewer said because of that and Murray’s actions, the sheriff made the decision to fire him.

Murray worked in the patrol division. He had been with the Sheriff’s Office since 2000.

Murray had been suspended in May 2012 for violating policies on truthfulness and standard of conduct. He was also reprimanded earlier this year for insubordination and neglect of duty.

Brewer would not discuss the nature of the complaint the woman made against Murray because of personnel issues.


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  • Melody Grimes

    Yes…& many of the DIRTY ones are those still employed as L.E.O.’s (law enforcement officers) whom set up those who are not dirty…but honest! They are afraid they will get found out if some of the good ifficers who value honesty & integrity stay on the force! Yes…you still have good officers on the force…& crooked officersto get terminated… however this was not one of those situations.I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office had a lot of crooked doing going on I know from first hand inidents when I worked there. I wasn’t in the popular crowd and didn’t go to all the parties therefore I was a target to get rid of….as is anyone who didn’t have time for their crap.

  • Guest123123

    BINGO!!!! Now all the law enforcement lovers will bash you.

  • Discusted Resident

    I think it’s time we as a community in whole should take every step possible to get the US FEDERAL JUSTICE DEPTARTMENT to get involved in order to conduct a Federal Inquiry into the New Hanover Sheriffs office, Wilmington Police Dept, Carolina Beach Police Dept as well as Leland Police Dept. Way way way too much unethical issues at hand as well as questions regarding integrity and countless cases of cover ups. I have sworn to and have worn the badge for 25 years and finally am sick to my stomach as I read weekly about dirt bag after dirt bag being terminated or allowed to resign in order to protect them from being federally charged. We need to band together as a community that gives a rats ass and let’s start calling, emailing or writing letters to our senators!!!

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