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  • gvmntcheese Jan 22, 7:29 p.m.

    I think it is funny how this story will never see the light of day again. Furthermore, I find it typical that their arrest pics are not listed on this website, unlike so many non-violent arrests pictured on this website.

  • SportsLover75 Jan 22, 3:56 p.m.

    Just because you are a cop it does not mean you can do things such as this. They should lose thier jobs! They are supposed to enforce the law not break it. If their items were stolen then they know the proper steps in getting their property back. Instead they decided to go get it and beat the man they thought was responsible. Sad thing is... what if the man they beat was the wrong person. His friend could have taken the phone and stashed it there or sold it to him. He could be innocent. (not saying he is, but it is possible he could be)

  • aquamarine46 Jan 22, 11:46 a.m.

    I don'tknow how Durham's "be all, know all" decision makers at the police department make their decisions as to whom will be allowed in the academy, thus giving them a job with the PD, but they made a huge mistake when they turned down my nephew. He would have been one of the GOOD ones.

  • desanique Jan 22, 10:55 a.m.

    Durham Police do things like this all of the time about time something came to the light!!!!!!!!!!

  • kermit60 Jan 22, 10:33 a.m.

    Were the officers armed? Posibly with an off duty weapon. If so why were they not charged with Home Invasion? If they were armed and the home was occupied I think that meets the criteria for Home Invasion.

  • kermit60 Jan 22, 10:23 a.m.

    They should have done what all other citizens are told to do, call 911. They should have had to endure the lengthy wait for an officer to show up, take a report and then be told that an investigator will contact them. They should of had to wait a few weeks for that call only to be told that there has been no progress in the case. No, these officers felt that they had some special right to take matters into their own hands like so many of us would like to do but can't. The question now is weather they will be processed like one of us would be if we had done the same thing?

  • 68_dodge_polara Jan 22, 9:54 a.m.

    "Was the stolen wallet and phone retrieved?"

    Good question huh... Bet we'll never find out and will be irrelevant as to how these officers are prosecuted.

  • eyeoneastsky Jan 21, 7:09 p.m.

    Was the stolen wallet and phone retreived?

  • HisLoVe Jan 21, 2:42 p.m.

    Law enforcement should have been called to retrieve stolen stuff not some vigalante junk that these three pulled. DPD is as corrupt as it gets...well maybe neck in neck with RPD. I dont trust any of them. These are the people who call everyone a criminal yet they are too, they were just not caught. Jokes on them, now they were!

  • No Party Affiliate Jan 18, 7:53 p.m.

    "They made a bad decision/call, that's it!"

    Really? I have a bridge to see you!

    They knew the law, the enforced the law but they broke the law.

  • Lena Jan 18, 7:53 p.m.

    Breaking the law to get back stolen stuff… Isn't that’s how OJ Simpson ended up in Jail? (he’s still there)

    The consequences could go well beyond just firing…

  • dollibug Jan 18, 7:50 p.m.

    Law enforcement officers are suppose to ENFORCE the law...not ABUSE the system...they are suppose to know and follow what is law...if they committed a crime...they should do their time...regardless of whether they are cops or not...such as this happens all over the country though and many get by with doing so.

  • No Party Affiliate Jan 18, 7:50 p.m.

    Its a easy decision for the DPD to fire them. They will judged highly corrupt if they do not.
    Tired of reading about many corrupt cops on WRAL and nothing usually happens to all of them.

  • Mustange Jan 18, 7:50 p.m.

    (There are law enforcement who are good and those who are bad) hmmm this sounds familiar there are good guys and bad guys and the only thing that will stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun

  • beachboater Jan 18, 7:49 p.m.

    All arrests were for breaking and entering and assault. What happened to the thief?????

  • Mustange Jan 18, 7:47 p.m.

    iPhone, a wallet containing police identification and a coat, which were allegedly taken from a club on Ninth Street sounds like someone went to get was theirs in the first place.

  • dollibug Jan 18, 7:45 p.m.

    There are law enforcement who are good and those who are bad...and the problem is citizens can not TELL THE DIFFERENCE....it is sad when bad ones bring the good ones down...but it happens and it happens a lot....and then there are those in charge who *COVER UP* what the bad ones do....this will be a very good story to follow....just to see what happens....most people never know about such as this unless it is reported...some things are just *SWEPT UNDER THE RUG*...

  • Dnut Jan 18, 7:44 p.m.

    "Not crooked cops. Coat got stolen with iPhone. They used tracking technology to a specific address and went in without calling on-duty police officers. They circumvented the law, and they'll get some serious punishment. But they're not crooked cops."

    I concur. They broke the law while they should be protecting the law. All 3 should be fired immediately. If not, its further evidence of more crooked cops on the force. If I mess up badly at my job, I get fired. The same should apply. I do not feel safe with these 3.
    .......They made a bad decision/call, that's it! There not crooks, there stuff was stolen, there not taking bribes, payoffs, overlooking things, if you give them a stiff discipline, no pay due, suspension, etc., when they put the uniform back on, they'll probably be the best cops worth the tax payers dollar you'll ever see in Durham for a long time to come.

  • caroljean9 Jan 18, 7:41 p.m.

    Why shouldn't we trust the DPD? These three clowns were arrested by DPD. The responding DPD officers made the right, and very difficult, decision to arrest co-workers. That is not corruption. That is simply doing the right thing. Your anger is misplaced. It belongs with those who did wrong, not those who did right.

  • Tug Boat II Jan 18, 7:38 p.m.

    First reports are always incorrect, I think I'll wait for the trial and see what comes out before passing judgement. After all the news media would never lie or forget to print the WHOLE story.

  • jackflash123 Jan 18, 7:38 p.m.

    "I just want to meet one normal, intelligent and caring cop in my lifetime."
    If you haven't yet, I suspect the problem isn't with them.

    "If I mess up badly at my job, I get fired. The same should apply. I do not feel safe with these 3."
    I tend to agree that they should lose their jobs, but not feeling safe? Please. These aren't crooked, malicious cops. They (allegedly) did something stupid, not something that speaks to how all of society is in danger for them to remain on the job. No need to get so dramatic about it.

  • Lovemy2kids Jan 18, 7:33 p.m.

    If they are not FIRED then we all know that DPD is crooked. They broke the law...no question about it!!

  • No Party Affiliate Jan 18, 7:26 p.m.

    "Not crooked cops. Coat got stolen with iPhone. They used tracking technology to a specific address and went in without calling on-duty police officers. They circumvented the law, and they'll get some serious punishment. But they're not crooked cops."

    I concur. They broke the law while they should be protecting the law.
    All 3 should be fired immediately. If not, its further evidence of more crooked cops on the force.
    If I mess up badly at my job, I get fired. The same should apply. I do not feel safe with these 3.

  • yankee1 Jan 18, 7:23 p.m.

    Match point! Before mayor Bell worries about stripping rights from law abiding citizens, it's beyond time that he cleaned his own messes. Between his sanctuary city policy, his crime problems, his Department operations issues and his law enforcement issues seems to me attacking law abiding citizens ain't high on the priority list. Admittedly though, it's a lot easier than cleaning up your own house and a lot more publicly appealing too!

  • OleNCNative Jan 18, 7:21 p.m.

    Not crooked cops. Coat got stolen with iPhone. They used tracking technology to a specific address and went in without calling on-duty police officers. They circumvented the law, and they'll get some serious punishment. But they're not crooked cops.

  • notax Jan 18, 7:16 p.m.

    Amen No Party Affiliate. Everyone I know is on the take or thinks he is God and above us all. The laws don't apply to them.

  • f6rider Jan 18, 7:16 p.m.

    Durham has some young & cocky cops. I think they may be watching too many TV cop shows in their off time.

  • zacksmill Jan 18, 7:12 p.m.

    Another reason why law-abiding citizens should never give up their guns. Crooked cops.

  • f6rider Jan 18, 7:12 p.m.

    Durham's finest......

  • Redleader2base Jan 18, 7:12 p.m.

    @paultaylorsr100, I hear what you are saying, and we should all hope the chief can do something good. But let's face it, the Durham P.D's reputation is well earned. I feel sorry for what I am sure are some good cops surrounded by dregs that keep showing up in the news.

  • No Party Affiliate Jan 18, 7:11 p.m.

    "Before you cop hatters even start, don't put all of the Durham law enforcement community in this basket. At least give Chief Lopez a chance to do his job, THEN judge us."

    I just want to meet one normal, intelligent and caring cop in my lifetime. Even my family members who are cops should never be allowed to be one. I have always found every one of them to be above the law.
    Used to be that you trusted every cop, now, you avoid them.

  • Skywatch_NC Jan 18, 6:59 p.m.

    Poor decision making ...end of careers. :(

  • Proud Liberal Jan 18, 6:51 p.m.

    Once again corrupt so called cops got caught. When will America wake up and realize there are more corrupt no good cops on the streets of America.

  • djofraleigh Jan 18, 6:46 p.m.

    Sounds like something got completely out of hand and the on-duty police should have been called earlier!

  • paultaylorsr100 Jan 18, 6:46 p.m.

    Opppps. Meant them!

  • paultaylorsr100 Jan 18, 6:41 p.m.

    Before you cop hatters even start, don't put all of the Durham law enforcement community in this basket. At least give Chief Lopez a chance to do his job, THEN judge us.

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