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Wrightsville Beach Police Chief responds to investigations of officers

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WWAY) — We told you this week that investigations of three Wrightsville Beach Police officers have led to them being placed on administrative leave. Thursday the Board of Aldermen held a special meeting and went into closed session to discuss the personnel matter.

We spoke with Police Chief Daniel House afterwards about the progression of the investigations and the next step in dealing with the officers.

“The only thing that we’ve done in the closed session tonight was just to update the board on what has happened,” House said. “We’re still in the process. All three of our officers are still on administrative leave, and they will continue to be until we get all the way through the process.”

House says investigations into the three officers started back in December, and they have been on paid leave for about a week.

“It has to do with incidents that may have violated our policies and procedures and had potential of impacting some cases that we were working on the beach,” he said.

House says the names of the three officers cannot be released because of a state statute. He says the investigations do not reflect on the integrity of the department.

“For the most part we don’t have problems. We don’t have a lot of these investigations,” House said. “Every once in a while you have one pop up, and it’s my job to make sure it’s investigated and the people are getting the service that they deserve.”

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