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Clayton Town Council Will Meet Wednesday Regarding Police

Posted June 3, 1996

— June 4, 1996 - 8 p.m. EDT

The Clayton Town Council will meet Wednesday to discuss allegations against the town's police force, and to decide if it will pursue further action against two officers.

The chief of police determined there wasn't enough evidence to discipline the officers, after an investigation into criminal charges stemming from sexual misconduct complaints from two women,

"Although both officers exercised exceedingly poor judgment, I do not believe the credible evidence supports a criminal charge against either one," District Attorney Tom Lock said in a press release.

Lock and the Johnston County Sheriff's Department asked the State Bureau of Investigation to check into complaints of sexual misconduct. The most serious complaint was filed March 22 by a 19-year-old woman who said she was raped by an officer in October 1995.

Town Manager Ralph Clark said that the officers still face discipline for violating department policies. Action could range from a "slap on the wrist to dismissal," Clark said.


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