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Grand jury hears case against Spring Lake police

Posted April 27, 2009
Updated April 28, 2009

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— A special Cumberland County grand jury on Monday heard testimony in a case against the Spring Lake Police Department.

District Attorney Ed Grannis notified the department this month that he planned to ask the grand jury to consider indictments in the case.

There was no word on what criminal allegations have arisen against the department, and a judge ordered records in the case sealed.

Nearly two years ago, Grannis asked a local judge to strip the Spring Lake department of its authority to investigate felonies because of concerns that it wasn't able to handle such cases.

Meanwhile, the Spring Lake Board of Aldermen passed resolutions Monday seeking an opinion from the state Attorney General's Office on the legality of the 2007 court order Grannis sought and authorizing an outside assessment of the town's police department.

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  • LibertarianTechie Apr 28, 2009

    I am glad I only work in Spring Lake. I am going to try to transfer out and go to one of my employer's other locations not in the Spring Lake jurisdiction.

  • Big Bill Apr 28, 2009

    Until there is an indictment or an actual trial there are no facts, only conjecture.

  • SilverWolf Apr 28, 2009

    A judge has ordered the details sealed from the public. Imagine that. What are you trying to hide from us Mr. Judge? It would be good for you to remember that you work for the people and not a Police Department. The citizens deserve to know the facts of the case.

  • ratherbnnc Apr 28, 2009

    Sounds to me like a lack of Good Leadership and Oversight in the Police Department. A good start may be to replace the Chief.