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Fri Jun 26, 2020, 12:45 AM

Nearly 90 cases handled by fired WPD officers dismissed or under review

Source: WECT News 6

WECT › 2020/06/25

Nearly 90 cases handled by fired WPD officers dismissed or under review

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Much more, including video, at the link.






Read more: https://www.wect.com/2020/06/25/nearly-cases-handled-by-fired-wpd-officers-now-dismissed/

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Reply Nearly 90 cases handled by fired WPD officers dismissed or under review (Original post)
littlemissmartypants Jun 26 OP
TeamPooka Jun 26 #1
stillcool Jun 26 #9
TeamPooka Jun 26 #10
stillcool Jun 26 #11
RussellCattle Jun 26 #2
KY_EnviroGuy Jun 26 #3
littlemissmartypants Jun 26 #4
Igel Jun 26 #12
irisblue Jun 26 #5
FakeNoose Jun 26 #6
Maeve Jun 26 #7
BComplex Jun 26 #8

Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 01:13 AM

1. "reviewing all pending cases" when they should be reviewing ALL past convictions these guys had.

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #1)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 11:16 AM

9. an article from yesterday...

said they were. Pretty quick work, that they've already found so many.
In addition to the officers' being fired, prior criminal cases involving the three officers will be reviewed by the district attorney’s office to determine if they committed any crimes in the conduct of those cases or showed bias toward defendants.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/cops-fired-over-violent-racist-talk-about-black-people-we-n1232072

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Response to stillcool (Reply #9)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 01:15 PM

10. good. thank you for the link

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Response to TeamPooka (Reply #10)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 01:47 PM

11. something that might be positive..

for a change

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 02:03 AM

2. "W" for Wilmington, North carolina.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 03:55 AM

3. This District Attorney is to be commended for this action.

Thanks for posting, I especially appreciated the video......

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 04:10 AM

4. He really is. I'm glad you were able to see it.

The article site would only let me copy one word at a time and I tried to cut/paste the video and it was a no go as well.

It's going to be interesting to see how this all plays out.

❤ lmsp

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #3)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 09:35 PM

12. They'll have two kinds of cases dismissed.

But they won't separate them.

Those where actual malfeasance is detected. In which case it's likely that the accused didn't do anything wrong.

Those where malfeasance will be alleged and, given the publicity around the officers, juries are less likely to convict. Whether the accused did anything wrong is beside the point.

It's not the facts, it's the odds of a win that matter.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 06:19 AM

5. from the article

snip--"Of the 89 cases, 24 were Piner’s, 32 were Moore’s, and 33 were Gilmore’s. Many of the cases involved misdemeanor larceny, shoplifting and traffic violations. Some were more serious, including felony larceny cases, an assault on a female case, and at least one case of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury."

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 07:35 AM

6. The District Attorney seems like a good guy

"What we have is a commitment to do better, because we can do better, and we must do better."

From the OP link:
Nearly 90 cases handled by fired WPD officers dismissed or under review
By Ann McAdams | June 25, 2020 at 2:23 PM EDT - Updated June 26 at 12:08 AM

WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The New Hanover County District Attorney is in the process of either dismissing or reviewing around 89 pending cases connected to three officers terminated this week from the Wilmington Police Department.

On Wednesday, Wilmington Police Chief Donny Williams announced the firing of veteran officers Michael Kevin Piner, Jesse Moore, and James Gilmore. According to documents released by the Wilmington Police Department explaining the terminations, all three men are on police recordings involved in racially insensitive conversations. Officers Piner and Moore are both on tape making explicit racist and violent comments, including the use of the n-word.

After learning of the recordings, which were taken by accident and uncovered during a routine WPD audit of police video, District Attorney Ben David announced he would be reviewing all pending cases in which Piner, Moore, and Gilmore were the arresting officers.

... (more at link)




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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 07:47 AM

7. Excerpt from article


WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) - The New Hanover County District Attorney is in the process of either dismissing or reviewing around 89 pending cases connected to three officers terminated this week from the Wilmington Police Department.

On Wednesday, Wilmington Police Chief Donny Williams announced the firing of veteran officers Michael Kevin Piner, Jesse Moore, and James Gilmore. According to documents released by the Wilmington Police Department explaining the terminations, all three men are on police recordings involved in racially insensitive conversations. Officers Piner and Moore are both on tape making explicit racist and violent comments, including the use of the n-word.

After learning of the recordings, which were taken by accident and uncovered during a routine WPD audit of police video, District Attorney Ben David announced he would be reviewing all pending cases in which Piner, Moore, and Gilmore were the arresting officers.

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Of the 89 cases, 24 were Piner’s, 32 were Moore’s, and 33 were Gilmore’s. Many of the cases involved misdemeanor larceny, shoplifting and traffic violations. Some were more serious, including felony larceny cases, an assault on a female case, and at least one case of felony assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury.

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Response to littlemissmartypants (Original post)

Fri Jun 26, 2020, 09:55 AM

8. A good start for police departments across the country to start cleaning out the racist filth

that has obviously infiltrated our police & law enforcement agencies. This is way overdue.

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