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Fired trooper wants to regain certification

Posted April 30, 2008

— A former Highway Patrol trooper on Wednesday sought to have his law enforcement certification reinstated.

Scott Harrison was dismissed from the Highway Patrol last year after he was accused of profiling young women for late-night traffic stops and a judge found him "unworthy of belief."

Dozens of cases in which Harrison was the arresting officer had to be thrown out because his credibility as a witness was destroyed.

Harrison made his case in a Wednesday hearing for allowing him to regain his certification and continue to work in the law enforcement field. No decision was made.


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  • bryanedwardsnc May 1, 2008

    BTW, Harrison never lost his certification in law enforcement. Just another example of how the media doesn’t get the story right. It’s amazing how people condemn someone based on bias information.

  • bryanedwardsnc May 1, 2008

    Why is it that the people that have posted here are so quick to pass judjement, without proof of anything. The "hitting on women" was nothing more than an accusations comming from somone trying to get out of a dui. If you saw her apperiance on the news, even she didnt seem sure of her own claims. Harrison was one of the hardest working troopers in the state. He was top 5 for dui arrest, several years running. We owe him the respect that he deserves. It's lawenforcement like him that lessens the deth tole on our hiways. The news has a vendetta against Harrison. It was the media that cost Harrison is career. There should be a point at which the media would be responsible for its own actions.

  • beachlover77 May 1, 2008

    Why, so you can harass other women..Don't think so...Go get a job as a bouncer at a strip club...

  • djcnty8 May 1, 2008

    A judge found him "unworthy of belief." That says it all!

  • b4self May 1, 2008

    No Way, if he is reinstated women will be afraid to stop if they see a blue light for fear that it may be him, I would ,plus the fact he will never be belived in court again,I think he just needs to move on .

  • shine May 1, 2008

    Give him the 'certification' that he will not be recertified.

  • Just Once May 1, 2008

    So we give him a certification and that means every lawyer will not tear him apart?

  • mmafighterwife Apr 30, 2008

    You don't get your cake and able to eat it toooo.... Never should this person be able to work in law enforcement again if he is that untrustworthy.

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  • wcnc Apr 30, 2008

    OK, I'm a HUGE supporter of cops, BUT...........

    If this guy is THAT untrustowrthy, he never needs to work as an LEO again.........He'd be better off in any other job- and probably make more money and have a little less stress....