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Off-duty officer cited for sexual battery

Posted May 4, 2010

— An off-duty police officer at the Fayetteville Veterans Affairs Medical Center was cited Monday for sexual battery.

The criminal summons for Darian Burden, 41, of the 100 block of Toot-Toot Street in St. Pauls, was issued by a Cumberland County magistrate since it is a misdemeanor, according to a release from the Fayetteville Police Department.

Burden was off-duty when he met a woman Friday night and identified himself as a police officer before touching her inappropriately, police said.

Burden was summoned to appear in Cumberland County court June 28.


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  • Mom2two May 4, 2010

    Thanks for updating and correcting the info. Makes more sense now that he has been identified as a LEO.

  • lizard May 4, 2010

    Hospital cops rule!

  • Journey985 May 4, 2010

    Wow, another LEO bites the dust, no matter if he is a Hospital cop or an off duty PD, he is a piece of garbage for doing this.

  • just my2cents May 4, 2010

    oldwizr, I could not get past that either!

  • oldrwizr May 4, 2010

    Toot-toot Street? Oh my.

  • SouthernLady05 May 4, 2010

    I think he's a hopsital police officer. Similar to Wake Med Campus police. His jurisdiction is the hospital & grounds.

  • Mom2two May 4, 2010

    Why is this listed as an off-duty officer? Nowhere in the article does it say that this man is a police officer, only that he pretended to be. he might be a military officer, but I think the headline is misleading.