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  • Terkel Feb 4, 3:43 p.m.

    I found an old photo from Indy and it is most certainly the same guy.

  • Terkel Feb 4, 3:40 p.m.

    OK, hold it.

    Antonio Asion, eh? Could he possibly be Tony Asion from El Pueblo a couple years ago, that was demanding free education for illegals? He's resigned from the rabble-rousers, but did say in a 2009 story that he'd been in law enforcement. That may be why I can't find a bio of him on any State websites.

    WRAL, what say your investigative reporters?

  • 37 Feb 4, 2:01 p.m.

    They're as crooked as a barrel of snakes, believe that.

  • lsdhome Feb 4, 1:52 p.m.

    "Investigatory placement"... Oh God, what the bureaucrats have done to the English language.

  • Cock a doodle doo Feb 4, 1:42 p.m.

    Just an opinion, I think this is one agency that could be eliminated all-together, and allow the RPD to have jurisdiction over the government mall downtown and the parking lots around Raleigh.

    It's crazy, one night last summer I call 911 to report some drunk people yelling and fighting in a parking lot, only to get a call back from the dispatcher 30 minutes later that RPD couldn't do anything because it was State Property and they would inform the State Capitol Police.

  • Paladin2 Feb 4, 1:14 p.m.

    Without knowing the facts, comments are meaningless.

  • wa4mjf Feb 4, 12:56 p.m.

    What a joke this force is . How many workers get harassed and chased around dix campus ? Enough to give the wife some protection thats how much , I think they even have a station there or near by!
    ligonmaterial23

    Dix Hill Hospital has its own police force. Most probably moved to Butner when most of the patients did, but there is still a large operation there, so I would guess they left some there.

  • paultaylorsr100 Feb 4, 12:11 p.m.

    You're missing my point. It's not that big of an administrative deal for someone to be put on leave like that.

  • bill0 Feb 4, 11:42 a.m.

    "Being put on administrative leave is about like suing someone"

    Actually, it is incredibly rare for any police chief to be put on administrative leave.

  • itsyoureternalsoul Feb 4, 11:34 a.m.

    What is wrong with policing all day and stripping at night?

  • paultaylorsr100 Feb 4, 11:09 a.m.

    Alright!! Stop kickign these guy's down until you know the full story. Makes no sense why WRAL would post this without the "why" this incident even happened. Being put on administrative leave is about like suing someone. Anyone can be put on administrative leave so long as you don't touch their pay. And, anyone can be sued so long as you have the filing fee. So, wait for the "why" this happened.

  • sunneyone2 Feb 4, 11:05 a.m.

    "So as not to compromise this ongoing investigation, nor publicly reveal personnel matters, the department will not provide additional details at this time," Shanahan said.

    You're not going to get many more details than this.
    It's not unusual for police officers at ANY agency to have "secondary employment", so don't villainize these guys yet.

  • Relic Feb 4, 11:00 a.m.

    The State has pretty much made this agency ineffective almost as if they were looking for a reason to cut them. State buildings have little or no security.

  • ligonmaterial23 Feb 4, 10:05 a.m.

    What a joke this force is . How many workers get harassed and chased around dix campus ? Enough to give the wife some protection thats how much , I think they even have a station there or near by!

  • justanotherstateworker Feb 4, 10:04 a.m.

    They cut Capital Police in half to 30 employees. Mr. Acion is a wonderful, kind, family oriented Chief that cares abuot his staff. I hope everything turns out to be ok. I am a state worker downtown and I have found Capital Police to be very helpful.

  • Nancy Feb 4, 9:58 a.m.

    They had their budget cut in half last year, anyone notice a difference? I don't recall reading how havoc prevailed. But when the budget was cut, there was this little tidbit that I found ...

    "We no longer have preventive patrol, with the officer getting out checking property," Hunter said.

    At times, he added, there won't be enough officers to cover all the buildings.

    Some of the perks that state employees have grown accustomed to - such as women being escorted to their cars at remote lots or parking decks when they work late at night - will be a thing of the past, Hunter said.

  • Singlemalt Feb 4, 9:57 a.m.

    barbstillkickin, they are on paid leave for the investigation to take place. They will then either be fired or cleared and can resume duty. Innocent until proven guilty, novelty concept I guess.

    Also, being paid while under investigation is not just in the LEO employment worlds.

  • bill0 Feb 4, 9:54 a.m.

    "They are a farce of a patrol operation anyway. They pulled me and ticketed me once when someone stepped into a cross walk as I was driving by. The person stepped back, so I proceeded to drive. I got a ticket. "

    So, by your own admission, you broke the law and failed to yield to a pedestrian trying to use the cross walk. And them giving you ticket for breaking the law means they are a "farce"? The fact that some other drivers are equally discourteous and dangerous doesn't make your actions legal. It is kinda like complaining when getting a ticket for speeding because "everyone does it."

  • 160lilsis Feb 4, 9:52 a.m.

    Your guesses are completely unfounded. These men are still sworn law enforcement officers and I appreciate them being downtown and protecting us and keeping us safe. And state salaries for these officers are so sad, that they need to work off duty to live at all and support their families. And off-duty work is not paid for by tax payers, it is paid for by the entity needing off-duty officers.

  • itsmyownopinion Feb 4, 9:50 a.m.

    "Why do politicians seem to surround themselves with armed body guards...?"

    lessismore

    Because they read comments on WRAL political stories. ;)

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Feb 4, 9:36 a.m.

    I bet the good officers ticketed one of lawyer Shanahan's rich clients.

  • barbstillkickin Feb 4, 9:34 a.m.

    Wow suspended with Pay. Where do I sign up. All they got to do is make a mistake and they get a paid vacation while we the TAX payers pick up the bill. If you get suspended you should not get paid. This is ridiculous. Let them sit at home with no money and then they will be like the rest of us and not make the mistake to start with. I would make mistakes all the timem if I would get a paid vacation. Welcome to North Carolina. State who loves taxes their citizens for this stuff and for all the illegals we want to keep so bad and fight for while they take our jobs. Thinking of moving to another state where they care about their citizens just got to find one.

  • working for deadbeats Feb 4, 9:33 a.m.

    This article explains nothing. Not shocked though.

  • caniac315 Feb 4, 9:29 a.m.

    I thought they got rid of the State Cap police a few years ago due to budget cuts, and the RPD had been forced to take over. They are a farce of a patrol operation anyway. They pulled me and ticketed me once when someone stepped into a cross walk as I was driving by. The person stepped back, so I proceeded to drive. I got a ticket. I work at the DOT building and you wanna know how often I've been chased back onto the sidewalk by speeding cars? Too many to count, and I never saw anyone getting a ticket.

  • Chatham Rebel Feb 4, 9:26 a.m.

    Because they are glorified security guards who think way too much for themselves. Just have to deal with one sometime and see how "professional" they are.

  • JohnnyVoodoo Feb 4, 9:20 a.m.

    Secondary employment huh? Sounds like a few big wheels were getting some private security protection/chauffeuring around town kinda services being rendered at the tax payers expense. But that's just a guess.

  • lessismore Feb 4, 8:34 a.m.

    Why do politicians seem to surround themselves with armed body guards, at tax payers expense? If they feel so threatened they should find another line of work, or pay for their own body guards....

  • raleigh292 Feb 4, 8:19 a.m.

    Where are the details?

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