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  • Duke _Nukem Feb 5, 2:59 p.m.

    Maybe Shanahan should investigate why some state law enforcement agencies permit their officers to do off-duty security work while others entirely prohibit it. A level playing field would be nice.-pinehorse

    Maybe because it's not a crime. Every Chief has discretion as to whether he allows secondary employment or not. Most do because LEO pay is low and they need it to survive.

  • ginufine3011 Feb 5, 9:59 a.m.

    If you not gonna tell why they were suspended, what is the purpose of this making the news?

  • Mr Davis Feb 5, 9:01 a.m.

    The Sgt in this case must have been demoted for something prior. Why does he have captains bars on his collar if he is a Sgt?

  • rhess2 Feb 4, 6:58 p.m.

    What bothers me is the investigation is about employees that get paid through tax dollars and nobody at this point will reveal what it is about. I can understand if it involved something such as National security, but I hardly belive State Capitol Police fall into that category. Not saying anything makes me belive it may be political in nature. The citizens of North Carolina at minimum deserve to know the reasons for the investigation.

  • Cock a doodle doo Feb 4, 6:53 p.m.

    All I know is if I were accused of doing something I didn't do I'd be scared as heck knowing that people like those that judge before even knowing what the charge may be are out here with their pitchforks and torches. Have we even really evolved from the times of the Salem witch trials or the medieval ages?

  • lawranger9752 Feb 4, 6:31 p.m.

    we really need to wait and see what the real issue is here before we make any judgements. admin leave is very common in every department and anyone can make a complaint any any good agencey must investigate and police itself. so hold off on the judgements for now these guys worked hard to be where they are and shouldnt be judged before you no all the facts.

  • Terkel Feb 4, 6:29 p.m.

    Daisy - most pols do what, appoint those who aid and abet criminals to top LE position?

  • paultaylorsr100 Feb 4, 5:59 p.m.

    "His annual salary is $45,502."

    WHAT!!!! That's it?!!

  • Daisy1 Feb 4, 5:53 p.m.

    "glorified security guard IMHO" " most hazardous thing he has to do, kick the homeless off State Property?" REALLY??? Well IMHO you are sadly misinformed as to what is involved in police work. I'm sure they handle the same sorts of crimes that any other police department handles. You honestly think that crimes are not committed on state property...do you live in a bubble? I guess criminals know that invisible line that goes around state property is a no fly zone!!!

  • pinehorse Feb 4, 5:47 p.m.

    Maybe Shanahan should investigate why some state law enforcement agencies permit their officers to do off-duty security work while others entirely prohibit it. A level playing field would be nice.

  • bubbba Feb 4, 5:26 p.m.

    Easely is free to represent you now.

  • rednek Feb 4, 5:10 p.m.

    Capital Police Chief; basically a glorified security guard IMHO, what is the most hazardous thing he has to do, kick the homeless off State Property?

  • mlslawter75 Feb 4, 5:10 p.m.

    Relic-Notice the picture of the "sergeant". He WAS a higher rank at this agency. He was demoted for other issues prior to this. As well, he was previously a supervising LEO at NC State Univ for a few years. He isn't of the best of the best. As for the interim chief, hopefully he isn't or didn't follow Ben's lead on how to act and be a policeman.

  • ASU Feb 4, 5:06 p.m.

    Sgt with other departments including Raleigh Police and the highway patrol make between 65,000-75,000 after only 8 years.

  • Daisy1 Feb 4, 5:03 p.m.

    tgiv - $45k a year is worth the probability of getting shot and killed in the line of duty. I guess you think that the police should do it for free. I mean heck it's just human lives..what is yours worth?...couple bucks right??? Let sign you up and strap a gun to your hip we could get you for a real bargain price...Get real...think!

  • tgiv Feb 4, 4:46 p.m.

    $45k after 19 years on the job is considered exceptional pay? Wow.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Feb 4, 4:42 p.m.

    Sounds like lawyer Shanahan is creating a patronage position fo a friend to me. Typical lawyer interfering with our LEOs. No wonder crime is rampant.

  • Daisy1 Feb 4, 4:36 p.m.

    dollibug - If you were innocent why wouldn't you deny it? Just because someone accuses you of something don't mean that the accusation is true...Duh! I agree with Relic. That isn't much of a salary for someone who has worked in Law Enforcement for that many years. Remember that these men and women work to keep us safe and put our lives above their own. My question is if the Sergeant with 20 years is making $45,000 then what does the average officer make? Minimum wage? Geez..no wonder they have to do off duty work. I have not seen anything that leads me to think that these guys did anything wrong. As far as the comment from Morrigan...heck politicians do this all the time maybe they need to take a leave too..

  • Terkel Feb 4, 4:13 p.m.

    We need a huge investigation to find out what this advocate for latino illegals was doing off-duty.

    It just floors me that he was hired directly from El Pueblo and right into a top LE position. I guess that even with this economy, they only received one resume for the job. Was it even posted for more than 24 hrs? So many questions, so much corruption.

  • Terkel Feb 4, 4:06 p.m.

    This is the same Tony Asion who ran "El Pueblo" till 2010, among other things demanding we give free college to ILLEGALS!!! Who supposedly can't work here ANYWAY!!!

    A known criminal sympathizer was the acting chief! Just WOW!

  • Relic Feb 4, 3:49 p.m.

    Superman - Why the sarcasm? The Sergeant has been on the job for almost 20 years and he had to meet the criteria for a Police Sergeant that oversees officers that protect State Offices. Actually, $45,000 is about average pay and not that great for a Sergeant. Most officers outside of larger NC cities earn about $32000 per year. Not much considering the amount of training and responsibility required.

  • dollibug Feb 4, 3:36 p.m.

    Did someone expect this man to ADMIT GUILT????

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