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Former Leland police officers stripped of certification

video A North Carolina Department of Justice spokeswoman says five former Leland police officers are no longer sworn law enforcement officers. Former Deputy Chief Karl Smith, Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia, Ofc. Michael Landen and Ofc. John Blasingame all either quit or were fired last spring as the SBI investigated allegations of problems within the Leland Police Department.

ONLY ON 3: Former Leland chief’s house foreclosed

video According to an online listing, former Leland Police Chief Tim Jayne's home in is under foreclosure. The four-bedroom, four-bath home in the Brookhaven neighborhood is listed for close to $340,000.

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Fired Leland cops appeal dismissals

Three fired Leland Police officers have appealed their dismissal. Today was the last day to file those appeals. Town Manager David Hollis says he received appeals from Lt. Bill Kozak, Lt. Rick Dellapia and Ofc. John Blasingame.

FIRST ON 3: Leland hires interim chief, upholds Jayne firing

video The Town of Leland is taking another step forward and putting the past behind it. Town Manager David Hollis announced Monday he has upheld the firing of former Police Chief Tim Jayne after Jayne appealed the termination. Hollis also announced Mike James as the police department's new interim chief.

Some speak out against Jayne firing at Leland Town Council meeting

While some might have expected a quiet meeting of the Leland Town Council Thursday night, it did start with some fireworks. A group of residents came out to speak in favor of fired Police Chief Tim Jayne.

FIRST ON 3 UPDATE: Jayne makes case to get job back

Tim Jayne tried to get his old job back this morning. Twelve days after being fired as Leland Police Chief, Jayne met with Town Manager David Hollis to make his case why he deserves to keep his job.

FIRST ON 3 & THE BIG TALKER FM: Jayne appealing termination

Leland Town Manager David Hollis told Chad Adams on The Big Talker FM this morning that former Police Chief Tim Jayne has appealed his termination.

FIRST ON 3: Interim Leland Police Chief sets goals for department

video For months, we have been following the developing situation within the Leland Police Department. The many issues came to a head last week when Chief Tim Jayne was fired. Today, we sat down with Interim Police Chief Karl Smith to find out what he has planned for the future of the department.

ONLY ON 3: Cop says he did personal work for Jayne on town time

video Tim Jayne was fired earlier this week, but we're still uncovering controversy within the department while he was chief with officers saying they did work in his neighborhood and at his home while on the clock.

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