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Fayetteville PD: Man was officer, not impersonator

Posted May 3, 2010
Updated May 4, 2010

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— Fayetteville police determined that a man accused of sexual assault is a police officer, not an impersonator, Officer Dan Grubb said Monday.

A woman told police that Darian Burden, 41, identified himself as a police officer and attempted to sexually assault her Saturday. Burden is not a Fayetteville officer, but he is a police officer at the VA hospital on Ramsey Street.

Burden surrendered to Spring Lake police early Sunday, and Fayetteville police had a chance to question him about the woman's allegation. By Monday afternoon, they had not filed any charges.

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  • thepeopleschamp May 5, 2010

    "sounds like police protecting po-lice
    the blue wall of silence stands tall in this state" Tater

    A cover up/"blue wall of silence" where FPD releases the information and it is printed on wral.com? How sly of them. Thanks for the chuckle.

  • Tater Salad Returns May 4, 2010

    sounds like police protecting po-lice

    the blue wall of silence stands tall in this state

  • MileageDontTakeYourKidsCrap May 3, 2010

    So if no sexual assault actually occurred, and someone merely attempted to sexually assault someone, would there typically be charges filed?