KERNERSVILLE, N.C. (AP) – A 12-year veteran with the Kernersville Police Department has been suspended with pay and found in contempt of court for a causing a disturbance after a man was found not guilty of misdemeanor possession of marijuana.
The Winston-Salem Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1cnBzzO) that Officer S.P. Senor was also ordered to pay a $100 fine after Wednesday’s outburst in the Forsyth County courtroom in Kernersville.
Senor testified during the trial that he stopped the man for a broken license plate light and found marijuana while searching the car. The man denied that the marijuana or the car belonged to him, and prosecutors couldn’t prove otherwise.
After the hearing, Senor confronted the man and used profanity. Senor apologized to the court and to the man.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) – The current chairman of North Carolina’s regulatory body for telecommunications, electric and natural gas markets is Gov. Pat McCrory’s choice to stay at that post for four more years.
McCrory announced Wednesday he was reappointing Ed Finley of Raleigh as chairman of the state Utilities Commission.
The attorney was first appointed to the commission by Gov. Mike Easley in 2007 and later became chairman. He was reappointed chairman by Gov. Beverly Perdue in 2009 through this June 30. The reappointment will keep him chairman until 2017.
The announcement comes the day after the General Assembly confirmed two new commission members – Rep. Jerry Dockham of Davidson County and James Patterson of Guilford County. Dockham will now step down from the General Assembly.
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