NC Cops Arrest Man Citing Nonexistent Warrant, Hold Him At Gunpoint, Rob His Home (InformationLiberation)
Monday May 20th, 2013
Two North Carolina police officers allegedly cited a nonexistent warrant to falsely arrest a man, then proceeded to hold him at gunpoint while the girlfriend of one of the officers robbed his home. Last week I highlighted a report on a Kentucky cop who used a fake warrant to rob a man's home, despite this story being strikingly similar, these are two different incidents.
Via WWAY TV.
LELAND, NC (WWAY) -- New trouble for the Leland Police Department.One of the accused cops resigned just five days after this suit was made public, he claimed in his resignation letter he quit to further his career.
A man police arrested during a June 2011 domestic situation says officers went too far. Now he wants the town to pay up to the tune of $100,000.
WWAY has obtained a letter from the lawfirm of Tin Fulton Walker & Owen to the Town of Leland. In it, attorney Katherine Parker says Darryl Langley was working in his home when two Leland Police officers escorted his former girlfriend Aimee Coleman inside, and that then-Sgt. Hank Smith had his gun drawn.
The letter claims Smith threatened and insulted Langley before arresting him on a warrant that did not exist. During the time Langley was handcuffed in a patrol car, he claims officers allowed Coleman to take anything she wanted out of the home without any evidence of who owned the items.
Langley's attorney claims Smith left Langley in an overheated patrol car for more than an hour while Smith helped Coleman carry items that did not belong to her from the home.
After allegedly assisting in the move, Sgt. Smith and Ofc. Andrew Correll, the letter says, took Langley to the Brunswick County Jail for a criminal summons on a worthless check. According to the letter, deputies immediately released Langley from jail because he had been falsely arrested.
The other officer resigned last year after he was suspended for getting in a fight, a witness said the officer went around with another cop and chose to gang up on up people who were "smaller" than them and did not want to fight, he described the officers as "a total embarrassment to the human race."
Sadly, such behavior is par for the course for our uniformed "protectors."
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