WRAL Investigates Highway Patrol
WRAL Investigates Highway Patrol
The State Bureau of Investigation has completed its investigation into allegations against a former North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooperand has turned its findings over to the Wake County District Attorney's Office.
Gov. Beverly Perdue on Friday named Lt. Col. Michael W. Gilchrist the new commander for the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.
The state Highway Patrol said Tuesday that trooper Michael Potts was on administrative duty but would not say what prompted the disciplinary action.
From restructuring to hiring a new leader, the North Carolina Highway Patrol is in for change. High profile cases of troopers getting in trouble have plagued the patrol for the past few years. So how often are troopers getting in trouble?
The state Highway Patrol on Monday placed Trooper Michael L. Potts on administrative duty, Sgt. Jeff Gordon confirmed Tuesday.
A six-person advisory panel to help restructure the beleaguered state Highway Patrol discussed on Thursday adding more supervision within the ranks.
Gov. Beverly Perdue on Friday named six people to an advisory panel to help restructure the beleaguered state Highway Patrol.
A former highway patrol trooper who was fired after a sexual encounter with a fellow trooper's wife now has a new job with the state.
A Superior Court judge ruled Wednesday that text messages received on a state Highway Patrol employee's cell phone were not considered public record.
Leaders of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol are discussing a policy that would require troopers to provide supervisors with copies of their cell phone bills.
The chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party said Monday that the commander of the beleaguered state Highway Patrol needs to be replaced by someone outside the agency.
In text messages released on Friday, Pam Maynard and her boss at the time Maj. Everett Clendenin have conversations about drinking, she texts him from the shower and the store, and even while driving. The two often mention that they need to "clear out" or delete their text message sessions.
State law mandates that leadership of the Highway Patrol must come from within the patrol's ranks, and lawmakers said that might need to be changed.
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.
Maj. Everett Clendenin, who long served as spokesman for the state agency, had been on paid administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation into what he calls "poor judgment."
Long-time state Highway Patrol spokesman Maj. Everett Clendenin was placed on administrative leave Tuesday, pending the outcome of an investigation.
Gov. Beverly Perdue expressed frustration Friday over the latest case involving a North Carolina State Highway Patrol trooper that has resulted in a criminal investigation.
Trooper Larry B. Lovick resigned Monday, the same day that Highway Patrol Col. Randy Glover requested a state investigation into Lovick's conduct.
Larry B. Lovick, 31, a state trooper based in Wake County, resigned Monday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol said Wednesday.
Matthew Brandon Jordan, 26, was charged with driving while impaired Friday night by the North Carolina Highway Patrol in Johnston County. He was off duty at the time.
Highway Patrol Col. Randy Glover sent out a memo recently saying members who embarrass the organization will be dealt with.
A Highway Patrol trooper and two Butner police officers are on administrative leave, officials said Wednesday.