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State trooper charged with assault

Posted June 20, 2013

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— A North Carolina state trooper is off patrol duty after being charged with assaulting a woman, officials said Thursday.

Timothy R. Askew, a sergeant based out of Raleigh, was placed on administrative duty Monday pending an internal investigation into the misdemeanor charge. Askew, who was arrested Monday, is scheduled in court July 25.

Details on the case were not immediately available.

Askew, 44, of Nashville, is an eight-year veteran of the State Highway Patrol.

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  • mrman2a Jun 21, 2013

    Guess he should have left his dash cam on for his own protection.

  • thepeopleschamp Jun 21, 2013

    "I suspect every cop I come into contact with is corrupt." AL-CIA-DUH

    Are the ones who responded to citizens being shot to in a
    Walmart and ran towards an armed person to stop him also "corrupt"?

  • Brian Jenkins Jun 21, 2013

    Let's record AL-CIA-DUH at his work and see if he likes it. Why the hate towards an organization that is there to help. Yes there are bad police officers and there are good ones, just like every other job.
    didisaythat
    June 21, 2013 3:15 p.m.

    If my private employer wants to record me thats is their business and I can make a choice if I want to stay. Also, if a police officer stops me he appraoches me like Im a murderer because he doesnt know me. I suspect every cop I come into contact with is corrupt. Recording police is legal and catches them speeding and all other traffic violations that we get penalized for. I pay their salary. Good luck to you. Get well soon.

  • didisaythat Jun 21, 2013

    Let's record AL-CIA-DUH at his work and see if he likes it. Why the hate towards an organization that is there to help. Yes there are bad police officers and there are good ones, just like every other job.

  • turkeylips Jun 21, 2013

    "What does his profession have to do with it?" So that all of you LEO haters will have something to gripe about! Let's face it...it's doing a great job! Now don't you have something productive to do? If not, the Patrol is always hiring and since you are fully capable of fulfilling these duties, wear a halo, and have a voice of reason I encourage you to sign up! Hope the low pay every month is okay for you and your family! BLESS YOUR HEARTS!!

  • DanB Jun 21, 2013

    Wish the story would provide SOME of the allegations against him.

  • thepeopleschamp Jun 21, 2013

    "These investigations need to be taken out of the hands of law enforcement and given to an unbiased group." Mike Hawk

    Who should be investigating crimes then? Dentist? Maybe candle stick makers can drop what they're doing and start investigating misdemeanors.

  • thepeopleschamp Jun 21, 2013

    "That’s the work off the media putting his face out there not law enforcement. It’s the investigation that will get swept under the rug, you know, “we checked out the allegations and found them to be groundless”. These investigations need to be taken out of the hands of law enforcement and given to an unbiased group." Mike Hawk

    He was arrested. Who do you think arrested him? A milkman? If he was arrested that means law enforcement arrested him and the DA's office will prosecute. If there was a cover up he wouldn't have been arrested and given a court date. Where do you think the media got the info for the article?

  • Classified Jun 21, 2013

    But a Trooper is charged with a misdemeanor you can bet we'll hear about it and get his name and photo displayed.” Thepeopleschamp

    When you consider that they’re in position of authority and are issued a deadly weapon I think it is our business whether or not they might have an anger management issue.

  • Classified Jun 21, 2013

    “yet that is sweeping it under a rug?” thepeopleschamp

    That’s the work off the media putting his face out there not law enforcement. It’s the investigation that will get swept under the rug, you know, “we checked out the allegations and found them to be groundless”. These investigations need to be taken out of the hands of law enforcement and given to an unbiased group.

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