Whiteville officer returns to work after found not guilty in assault trial

Herring and his attorney
Herring speaking with his attorney after the judge declared he was not guilty on April 20, 2018. (Photo: Basil John/WWAY)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — The Whiteville Police Sergeant recently found not guilty of assault and failure to discharge duties will return to work next week.

Sgt. Aaron Herring will be back on the job Monday with his sergeant’s rank.

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He had been on administrative leave leading up to his trial.

That trial ended just over a week ago.

Herring had been accused of assaulting a man who was handcuffed in the back seat of a police car in 2015.