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Hope Mills officer charged, placed on leave

Posted September 18, 2008

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— A Hope Mills police officer has been placed on administrative leave without pay after being charged with communicating threats, officials said.

Officer Jacob Pfeffer, 27, was placed on leave Aug. 22. He joined the Hope Mills Police Department in August 2004.

The department is conducting an internal investigation of the charges against Pfeffer, which Robert Ellis filed with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office. The relationship between the two men was unclear.

Capt. John Smith of the Hope Mills Police Department declined to comment on the investigation, calling it a personnel matter.

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  • cuffusion Sep 18, 2008

    Its a personnel matter.. the City can not divulge any of this information or any internal investigation of any other City employee.. as far as this being criminal.. Any person can go to the magistrate and take our a warrant on any other person with no evidence that a crime has been committed.. so these charges have no merit until they are completely ajudicated by a judge in district court.. until then.. he is not guilty.. just like any other American.

    What I have an issue with is that if this incident occurred outside the performance of his official duties the Police Department has not right to intervene..or investigate.. treating him unlike any other individual in Government violates his right to equal protection under the law.. so if they were not going to penalize a clerk in the water department .. he can not be penalized..

    D

  • ratherbnnc Sep 18, 2008

    Why is it a personal matter when a cop is involved, but if it was a non governmental civilian it would be a criminal offense?
    mtr

    Because any personnel matter by state law is entitled to privacy.Has nothing to do with being a criminal offense.. that is totally separate.

  • mtr Sep 18, 2008

    Why is it a personal matter when a cop is involved, but if it was a non governmental civilian it would be a criminal offense?

  • n2justice Sep 18, 2008

    Here we go again.