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NCCU police chief no longer employed, university says

Posted August 22, 2014

North Carolina Central University Police Chief Tim Bellamy

— North Carolina Central University said Friday that its police chief is no longer an employee of the university.

The statement follows Timothy Bellamy's arrest Aug. 3 in Greensboro after he registered a .09 blood alcohol concentration at a police checkpoint.

The legal limit to drive is .08 percent.

Following his arrest, the university suspended Bellamy with pay.

Ayana Hernandez, director of public relations for the university, said in a statement that his last day was Wednesday.

She did not elaborate, and it was unclear if he resigned or was fired.

Bellamy, 54, worked for the Greensboro Police Department for 27 years, including three years as police chief, before going to N.C. Central.


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  • 50s Child Aug 22, 2014

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    Wait, wait - are you saying that breaking the law has nothing to do with holding the position of Police Chief?

    I should introduce you to my ex-friend who works at a bank, and tried to scam me out of "just $3000 or $5000" because "Mother somehow didn't pay her mortgage and now the wolf's at the door", then said it was resolved within the family, then forgot he said that and tried the very same story again 3 months later. Yes, the bank handles people's money and sensitive info, but so what their employee is out there trying to steal?

  • jwsawyer Aug 22, 2014

    "A brief moment of poor judgment" So it is acceptable to you if anyone breaks the law when we have "A brief moment of poor judgment" Brilliant idea.

  • grampasbaby Aug 22, 2014

    So because this criminal, was a Police Chief, some of you think he should not be fired? He prosecuted other criminals, so he should be allowed to continue to arrest and prosecute his fellow criminals? I have heard that some people are seriously crazy. I just didn't know it was referring to you guys.

  • Guy Percy Aug 22, 2014
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    He is a public face for the job so it SHOULD affect his job.

  • Alexia Proper Aug 22, 2014
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    Consequences are you get punished by the court. They should not mean you get fired from your job that is unrelated to the incident.

    We should not see people being fired for things they do in their personal life.

  • Clayton Mack Aug 22, 2014
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    I don't know, and it's not my place to throw out accusations. My interactions with former Chief Bellamy have always been pleasant and engaging.

  • Paul Hill Aug 22, 2014
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    "I hate that this brief moment of poor judgement caps an otherwise stellar career in law enforcement" issy

    Are you suggesting this was the FIRST time he drove with a BAC of .09? Yeah right.

  • dollibug Aug 22, 2014

    Choices and consequences.....I think most adults can make their own choices and then they must live with what they choose to do.

  • brime26 Aug 22, 2014

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    Rail-roaded You have got to be kidding.
    The man was driving with a blood alcohol level of .09. He may NOT have been drunk but he was over the legal limit. What do you suggest should happen to Mr. Bellamy ?

  • Clayton Mack Aug 22, 2014
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    Truly a shame. Former Chief Bellamy had a good tenure at NCCU hiring, training and deploying some of the most professional security and police staff we've ever had. I hate that this brief moment of poor judgement caps an otherwise stellar career in law enforcement. I wish him well as he transitions into his next job or perhaps retirement.