Leland Town Council meets tonight to discuss “personnel actions”
LELAND, NC (WWAY) — After an ongoing WWAY NewsChannel 3 Investigation into allegations of misconduct and corruption within the Leland Police Department, the Leland Town Council has called a special meeting tonight at 7:00 p.m. to discuss what Mayor Pro Tem Brenda Bozeman calls "personnel actions." Leland residents are encouraged to be at the meeting.
Councilwoman Martha Currie originally asked Leland Mayor Walter Futch to call the meeting but he refused. Bozeman then went behind Currie and called the meeting with Councilwoman Pat Batleman’s support.
This will be the first public meeting where any town council member has responded to our ongoing stories. Most refuse to return our calls for comment.
Here’s is a complete list of the stories we’ve reported on so far:
<a href="http://www.wwaytv3.com/2011/09/14/only-3-leland-police-officer-shot-groin-training-bullets-wins-harassment-complaint-agains"> ONLY ON 3: Leland police officer shot in groin with training bullets wins harassment complaint against department</a>
<a href="http://www.wwaytv3.com/2011/09/16/only-3-close-friend-of-leland-pd-officer-talks-about-shooting">ONLY ON 3: Close friend of Leland PD officer talks about shooting</a>
<a href="http://www.wwaytv3.com/2011/09/14/only-3-leland-police-chief-punched-officer-during-bachelor-party">ONLY ON 3: Leland police chief punched officer during bachelor party</a>
<a href="http://www.wwaytv3.com/2011/09/22/only-3-officers-did-work-leland-chiefs-house-town-time">ONLY ON 3: Officers did work at Leland chief’s house on town time</a>
<a href=http://www.wwaytv3.com/2011/09/21/only-3-leland-town-council-doesnt-have-to-hide-behind-personnel-issues>ONLY ON 3: Leland Town Council doesn’t have to hide behind "personnel issues"</a>
<a href="http://www.wwaytv3.com/2011/09/30/only-3-leland-councilwoman-wants-police-department-investigated-mayor-futch-holding-appro">ONLY ON 3: Leland Councilwoman wants police department investigated; Mayor Futch holding up approval</a>
<a href="http://www.wwaytv3.com/2011/10/04/barnes-drops-out-of-leland-council-race-says-council-does-not-share-his-vision">Barnes drops out of Leland council race; says council does not share his vision</a>
<a href=http://www.wwaytv3.com/2011/09/19/only-3-memo-from-former-leland-town-employee-says-police-chief-lied-training-report-lelan>ONLY ON 3: Memo from former Leland town employee says police chief lied on training report, Leland residents react</a>
<a href="http://www.wwaytv3.com/2011/10/06/only-3-leland-council-members-to-call-for-private-investigation-of-pd">ONLY ON 3: Leland council members to call for private investigation of PD</a>
More: continued here