FIRST ON 3: Wrightsville Beach releases officers’ personnel files, not video of incident


WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — Wrightsville Beach town leaders still have not released a video that the son of a town alderman says shows two police officers assaulting him in 2011. But the town is releasing information about the officers.

As you saw FIRST ON 3 Tuesday, Adam Mills the son of Wrightsville Beach Alderman Darryl Mills, is suing the town and the officers claiming they violated his civil rights during a November 2011 DWI arrest.

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While the town won’t yet release video of what happened inside the police station that night, it did release the officers’ personnel files.

Ofc. Jesse McCubbins, 26, has worked for the department since 2008, though he did leave for about a year to work at the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

Cpl. Jimmy Rich, 40, has worked at the department since 2005 and has six merit-based promotions.

Neither officer has ever been disciplined, suspended, or demoted.

Town Attorney John Wessell again said he is not sure if the video is public record or if it can be released for legal reasons. He did say that he hopes to have some clarification to us very soon.

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