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Thursday, November 8, 2007

Duke Case — Durham PD: Out Call Service Available

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Durham PD: Out Call Service Available-------
Why was Crystal Gail Mangum, a mentally troubled, drug-prone sex worker whose gang rape claims, time and again, were contradicted by physical evidence, documentary evidence, other witnesses, and even the accuser herself, treated with kid gloves by the Durham Police Department?

WRAL:
Durham Officers Placed on Leave Amid Investigation -- Several Durham police officers have been placed on leave pending a major internal investigation, and WRAL has learned the probe might center around sexual misconduct.

Police Chief Jose Lopez said Thursday that the allegations surfaced shortly after he took over the department in September. He said less than 10 officers, ranging from rookies to veterans, were involved, but did not reveal any other details surrounding the accusations.

When asked by WRAL's Julia Lewis whether police officers are under investigation for having sex with prostitutes, Lopez replied, "At this point and time, we are conducting and investigation into some allegations of misconduct."

"It's not about secrecy. It's about confidentiality," he told WRAL. "You don't want to smear a good officer because of an allegation until we've gotten to the bottom of it."

For more than a month, the department's internal affairs division has been investigating the officers and the allegations. [...]
comment: That's mighty pink of the Durham PD. They "don't want to smear a good officer because of an allegation until we've gotten to the bottom of it." That standard wasn't mentioned when they railroaded the Duke lacrosse players with no evidence.

discussion:
LieStoppers forum:
Sexual Misconduct in the Durham PD -- Tony Soprano: I was told by more than one person close that an individual had told the AG about DPD officers being bought off to let prostitutes go for Cash regularly. Slipped Cash on the spot - the officers looked the other way.

The person did not show to put this in writing for the SP's, I'm told.

Certainly makes sense out of the lack of Prostitution arrests in Durham versus the observed Hookers.

And the word is that Anna M. Wagoner is blocking and totally against any involvement by the Feds. [...]

KC Johnson: Updates

FreeRepublic: Durham Officers Placed on Leave Amid Investigation
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