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No charges in Durham police misconduct case

Posted July 23, 2008

— The state Attorney General's Office has decided not to pursue criminal charges against two former Durham police officers alleged to have engaged in sexual acts with a prostitute.

"Attorneys with our special prosecutions unit completed their review of the case and determined that there was not enough evidence to prosecute," said Noelle Talley, a spokeswoman for the Attorney General's Office.

DNA tests didn't support the statements made by the prostitute, which was a factor in the decision not to press charges, Talley said.

Two officers resigned in January amid a Durham Police Department internal investigation into the sex allegations.

The probe, which began in October, found that Sgt. Keith Cheeks and Officer Demond Good engaged in undisclosed misconduct unrelated to the allegations, officials said.

The investigation found no proof of any other officers being involved, officials said.

The Attorney General's Office was asked in May to review the case to avoid any conflict of interest with the Durham County District Attorney's Office.


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  • Dr. Dataclerk Jul 24, 2008

    WOW!! The cops got away again.

  • freddie cadetti 72 Jul 24, 2008

    So here's another case of an Accuser causing major problems and getting away scott free. Why do they not charge her with false arrest or malicious prosecution? Same thing happened to my Brother, and the RPD and DA did nothing to her. Matter of fact, the RPD arrested him with absolutely no evidence, just a statement from the accuser and my brother's ex wife...and he was never at the scene. Now the DA will not even file charges against her. So much for the RPD mission statement "Equal justice for all".

  • mramorak Jul 24, 2008


  • 68_polara Jul 24, 2008

    Apparently the lack of evidence is meaningless to golo's judge jury and executioners.

  • ljcs357 Jul 24, 2008

    blah blah blah

    There is corruption everywhere, even amongst "conservatives." Deal with it.

  • Tired_of_LIBERALS Jul 23, 2008


    It is the smell. There is so much of it in the durham vicinity. It is so laughable that they want to clean up their image by use of propaganda instead of really cleaning up their liberal environment.

    Furthermore, you can't compare a bigotted, liberal lynch mob after a few college students to dirty cops.

  • Pac-Man Jul 23, 2008

    To my fellow golo posters:

    The AG's office decided not to proceed with charges due to lack of evidence. This is the very same AG's office that dropped all charges against the Duke Lacrosse players. Did they sweep that under the rug? I guess they could have wasted more of your tax dollars trying those guys too!?! Is that what you wanted?

  • meh2 Jul 23, 2008

    The corruption in Durham goes from the lowest level city employees, through the school system (see below) all the way through the ranks and leadership of the police department to Our Beloved Leader, Mayor for Life, Bill "Marion Barry got nuthin on me" Bell.

  • CrewMax Jul 23, 2008

    Not everyone with a badge is a hero. What kind of message does this send to the cops that play by the rules? "The badge buys
    immunity, so only a sucker plays by the rules for the peanuts
    they pay us heros!". The tree rots from the top down.

  • n2justice Jul 23, 2008

    I guess I was too bold, so let me rephrase...

    If you do not care for the police and you are in need of assistance, from now on contact your local street corner pharmacist for assistance.