Two Leland officers quit amid investigations, third fired

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LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Three Leland police officers are off the force amid state and internal investigations.

Officers Patrick McGowan and Ryan O’Connor both resigned from the department, Town Manager David Hollis says. Both men are under investigation regarding missing evidence.

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Hollis said Ofc. Richard Christopher was fired Monday for neglect of duty and poor performance among other things.

Stay with WWAY for more on this developing story.