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UPDATE: DA will get SBI probe of WPD


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — New Hanover County District Attorney should soon get the results of a SBI investigation into the Wilmington Police Department and the way officers handled of a botched prostitution sting last year.

Yesterday, SBI spokeswoman Jennifer Canada told WWAY the results are now being reviewed by the Attorney General's Special Prosecution Section. Today Canada said that information was not accurate. She said SBI agents have finished the investigation and are finalizing the report to go to the DA.

Canada said she had confused our request for information on the WPD investigation with the SBI's investigation into former New Hanover County Sheriff's Lt. Joey LeBlanc, which the special prosecutors are now handling.

David and Police Chief Ralph Evangelous asked for the WPD probe in March after WWAY helped uncover details of the sting that Evangelous admitted officers covered up for months.

WPD disciplined at least three officers believed to be involved in the incident. Two of the men eventually quit.

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