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Former Benson officer charged with stealing evidence

Posted January 11, 2012

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— A Johnston County grand jury has indicted a former Benson police officer in the theft of cash that was evidence in a case, authorities said Tuesday.

Randall William Beasley, 43, was indicted Monday on one felony count of altering, tampering or stealing evidence and one felony count of obstruction of justice.

Beasley resigned from the Benson Police Department in December 2010 after being place on administrative leave while the State Bureau of Investigation looked into the disappearance of $850 from a locked office in the department, authorities said. The cash was evidence in a pending case.

He had worked for the department from January 1998 to April 2006 and then rejoined the department in November 2009, authorities said.

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  • thepeopleschamp Jan 12, 2012

    "Please come up with an original thought of your own instead of just ridiculing and demeaning others posts. Your attitude is getting old." jesseramone

    Hilarious considering you ridicule and demean an entire profession based on a situation that may or may not have happened.

  • thepeopleschamp Jan 12, 2012

    "Look it up yourself. Plain and simple, not at all absurd." love2dostuff

    That's the whole point, I can't look it up because that law does not exist. If someone claims to be arrested for it I would love to read the statute. They are making a false claim saying there is a NC statute about videoing police, don't fall for it just b/c you hate the police too.

  • thepeopleschamp Jan 12, 2012

    "So you are calling me a liar and refusing to work for yourself in the same two sentences with your previous post. I expect nothing less. Please come up with an original thought of your own instead of just ridiculing and demeaning others posts. Your attitude is getting old." jesseramone

    Me think he doeth protest...

  • jesseramone Jan 12, 2012

    What is absurb is trying to convince people of these made up stories of being arrested for a law that does not exist.

    So you are calling me a liar and refusing to work for yourself in the same two sentences with your previous post. I expect nothing less. Please come up with an original thought of your own instead of just ridiculing and demeaning others posts. Your attitude is getting old.

  • love2dostuff Jan 12, 2012

    Couple hundred thousand people arrested for video taping police? Really? So a measurable percentage of the entire US has been arrested for videoing police? Lol! Show me one NCGS in NC saying that is an illegal act, you should have several thousand examples available. thepeopleschump

    If it's against the law then there is a statute for it. How is that possibly absurb to ask where to find that law? What is absurb is trying to convince people of these made up stories of being arrested for a law that does not exist. If it is a law I would love to see it, plain and simple, not at all absurd. thepeoplesechump.

    Look it up yourself. Plain and simple, not at all absurd.

  • thepeopleschamp Jan 12, 2012

    "But the good cops ALWAYS have the bad cops back. A good cop will LIE to protect his Brother in Blue...." ncmickey

    If that were true then the person in this very article would have never been charged. If that were true the officer that got a DWI last week would have never been arrested. Not even close.

  • thepeopleschamp Jan 12, 2012

    "I just did a quick search and found a couple hundred thousand instances where people have been arrested for shooting a video of police without their consent. One woman was in her own back yard filming police in the street." luvabigdog

    Couple hundred thousand people arrested for video taping police? Really? So a measurable percentage of the entire US has been arrested for videoing police? Lol! Show me one NCGS in NC saying that is an illegal act, you should have several thousand examples available.

  • thepeopleschamp Jan 12, 2012

    "I'm not an attorney but know it's against the law to video police without consent unless you're with the media. Asking for the general statute is absurd..." brmyspots

    If it's against the law then there is a statute for it. How is that possibly absurb to ask where to find that law? What is absurb is trying to convince people of these made up stories of being arrested for a law that does not exist. If it is a law I would love to see it, plain and simple, not at all absurb.

  • willlincoln2011 Jan 12, 2012

    To jesseramone... Not all cops are corrupt until proven otherwise. That is the same as saying all people of a certain color are criminals until proven otherwise. What's good for the goose is good for the gander right?? If we all want things to be right and fair, then we need to be able to identify and charge the bad. Regardless of whether they are cops or citizens. Profiling is wrong...we all agree on that. But you saying all cops are dirty, is profiling. Same as if cops say all black people sell drugs. Neither is true.

  • ncmickey Jan 12, 2012

    There should be no law stopping us from videotaping a cop. They are taping us all the time without my consent!
    In my experience, there are more good cops than bad cops. But the good cops ALWAYS have the bad cops back. A good cop will LIE to protect his Brother in Blue....

    which makes them all bad to me.

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