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ONLY ON 3: Leland council members to call for private investigation of PD

LELAND, NC (WWAY) — Earlier this week Leland Town Council called a special meeting for tomorrow night. WWAY has learned whether it’s the main topic or not, at least one council member plans to ask for a private investigator to look into mounting allegations against Leland’s Police Department.

Councilwoman Martha Currie say if it is not brought up at tomorrow’s meeting then she will ask for a private investigation. But what can a PI accomplish?

If the town decides to hire a private investigator, that firm will likely have access to files and interview members of the police department. A private investigator would be used to look into the numerous allegations and issues we’ve uncovered in recent weeks and then report back to the town.

Private investigator Marc Benson says there can be complications in a case like this.

“Sometimes you can start looking at what the original allegation is, and it turns into multiple other issues, and so depending on how many other issues you find, it depends on how long the investigation will take,” Benson said.

Benson also says that when you are going after an employee and are getting ready to affect their livelihood, you must remain unbiased and try to protect their job. But if the investigation finds they are not doing their job the right way, then the p-i would report that to the town.

That special meeting is open to the public. It’s at Leland Town Hall tomorrow at 7 p.m.

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