American Legion commander resigns amid allegations

WILMINGTON, NC ( — David Hartley has resigned as commander of American Legion Post 10.

David Hartley, 64, of Wilmington, was arrested Thursday after the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office detectives conducted an undercover operation.

William Coddington, formerly first vice commander, was installed as the post’s commander.

A memo to post members by Kenneth Pike, the post’s adjutant, said Hartley told members he was no longer able to function as post commander.

Hartley, 64, was arrested Thursday and accused of abusing his role of supervising probationers, offering them sex in exchange for less time performing community services.

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