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Perdue, Highway Patrol to discuss misconduct

Posted July 6, 2010

— Gov. Beverly Perdue plans to meet Wednesday with 160 ranking members of the state Highway Patrol to discuss the growing string of misconduct cases involving state troopers.

Perdue and Col. Randy Glover, the commander of the patrol, have issued a zero-tolerance policy for trooper misconduct.

A number of troopers and patrol officers have been disciplined or fired in recent years for offenses that included profiling young women for traffic stops, drunken driving, animal abuse and having sex on duty.

Last month, the State Bureau of Investigation launched a probe into the activities of a trooper after a Raleigh woman alleged that he exposed himself to her in his patrol car.

Also last month, the longtime spokesman for the agency resigned amid an internal investigation into text messages he sent to a co-worker.

The misconduct cases have rocked the Highway Patrol's image, and Glover issued a memo to troopers in May saying that he would deal with anyone who embarrasses the patrol.

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In 2007, after a series of incidents involving troopers, former Gov. Mike Easley ordered an independent review of the Highway Patrol.

An international consulting firm determined that while the patrol is not without its faults, it is a "highly professional, well managed police organization, with a proud history and a long-standing, well-deserved reputation as the elite law enforcement unit of the state of North Carolina."

The independent evaluation was conducted by a six member team, including two former U.S. Attorneys, a former FBI agent and a former chief of police.

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  • Weetie Jul 8, 4:38 p.m.

    I am still waiting for Pammie's text messages.

  • notagain1903 Jul 7, 5:48 p.m.

    Notagain, calm yourself and take another pill before you have a heart attack right there are your desk. Lunch time is over.
    leo-nc
    July 7, 2010 1:34 p.m.
    And yet after what the Gov. just got through saying you continue to waste our tax payers money on the web site and not catching the bad guys!! I guess some people just need a truck to run over them to "GET IT". I know the MALL COPS are hiring, then again you are not qualified for such a "tough Guy" position...

  • Journey985 Jul 7, 4:40 p.m.

    As usual leo-nc is only paying attention to what HE wants to pay attention to..I NEVER said they broke any laws, wildcat did, I stated that they broke the sthics code for the SHP, as well as professional misconduct..THAT is why they should BOTH be fired, I never said prosecuted...Thank you for playing...now go patrol the mall!!

  • sdrawkcab Jul 7, 3:53 p.m.

    leo-nc......This maybe be a little off subject but lets see if you know. Do you know why A.J. would have in for Everett. (trying to get something on him) I know and others may also

  • silencedogood Jul 7, 3:53 p.m.

    Do you remember a few years ago, the N.C. General Assembly decided, as a cost-savings measure, to roll the enforcement arm of the N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles into the N.C. Highway Patrol.

    The DMV officers (now known as Motor Carrier Troopers), in their blue Crown Vics, primarily enforced trucking laws and patrolled highway rest stops.

    Besides saving money, the idea behind the move was that the DMV had been a political patronage dumping group. Rolling DMV enforcement into the Highway Patrol would improve professionalism and efficiency. Maybe legislators got it wrong. Maybe they should have rolled the Highway Patrol into the Division of Motor Vehicle.

  • sinenomine Jul 7, 3:43 p.m.

    Hi, terd+ferguson.

    No, not the best I can do but in haste. I hope you'll understand. I've got a real job too.

  • pbjbeach Jul 7, 3:37 p.m.

    Now they need to do an indeapth investigation into the corruption within the states ncdot an it's contracting issues as it pertains to the payment of state taxpayers expenditures of it's funding over contracting company's an it's contractors period this would i feel sure help to aleaveiate a lot of wasteful spendening an fraud an abuse of the spending of taxpyers dollars within the state government thank you

  • Humungous Jul 7, 3:37 p.m.

    sinenomine

    Is that the best you can do?

    This forum is enjoyed by my friends and I strictly for the entertainment value and much thanks goes out to you for your contribution. As for my occupation, I have a real job, thank you.

    Keep the entertainment coming.

  • sinenomine Jul 7, 3:03 p.m.

    terd+ferguson - You indicate that you are not a law enforcement officer, a lawyer, or a doctor. So what is the excuse for your inflated ego?

  • pebbles262004 Jul 7, 2:40 p.m.

    Sence I'm a LEO thinks I'm a genus,, I think he is Pammie's husband...HaHaHa

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