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State upholds troopers' firings

Posted June 17, 2011

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— State officials have upheld the decision of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol to fire two troopers accused of running outside businesses while on duty.

Trooper Hubert Sealey, 45, and Lt. Michael Faison, 42, were dismissed May 3 following an internal investigation into "non-criminal personnel issues," Highway Patrol officials said. Both men were assigned to Troop B in Fayetteville.

The men appealed their dismissals, but Secretary of Crime Control and Public Safety Reuben Young upheld the moves.

They have 30 days to appeal Young's decision in the Office of Administrative Hearings.

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  • leo-nc Jun 17, 2011

    "If they fire these guys, then they should have fired the female trooper who arrested the private investigator that was following her father, a Rocky Mount police sergeant. It is insane that she has been able to keep her job and even more insane that she has received promotions and raises since that incident."----

    Oh yeah? So how much do you know about the incident, or were you involved and just angry?

  • leo-nc Jun 17, 2011

    "rcso29- agreed. they should just fire them all and start from scratch."-----

    LoL seriously? What will that solve? What about the ones that are out there every day saving people's lives and putting the bad guys in jail the right way? (Which is the VAST majority by the way). Do they need to be fired too? How much would that cost? Lets get real...

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jun 17, 2011

    What type of businesses were they?

  • ifcdirector Jun 17, 2011

    They should start a business providing hands free cellular products for troopers who have genetically attached cell phones on their ears at all times and particularly for the female trooper who did not see me as she rounded the courthouse downtown who was too busy on hers to notice my car as she almost pulled into my path.

  • rroadrunner99 Jun 17, 2011

    We as North Carolina tax payers pay their salary whatever it may be.If they are on the tax payer's tax dollar then they should be doing the job the tax payers pay them to do.

  • mrman2a Jun 17, 2011

    Greed is not a good thing as these two have come to see.They were making a good living but had to have more.Live within your means people.The USA owes you nothing.

  • westernwake1 Jun 17, 2011

    The most important attribute for law enforcement officials is INTEGRITY. These two officiers did not have it and should not have jobs as state troopers.

  • soulbrother4dems Jun 17, 2011

    Hey Reuben Young, why haven't you fired Captain Ken Castelloe and Lt. David Langley? When Captain Castelloe was in charge of Internal Affairs he hit a woman in the rear with his patrol car and Lt. David Langley charged the woman at fault on the wreck report but was later ordered to change it when it was made public. Where is the JUSTICE? Why are these two troopers still in a Highway Patrolman's uniform after they both FALSIFIED a wreck report?

  • MPS Jun 17, 2011

    "they were fired for having another job."
    WRONG. Get your facts straight before you flap your jaw again. They were fired for working at another job WHILE ON DUTY. Taxpayers should not be paying for Patrolmen to work a 2nd job and patrolmen should be spending 100% of their time focused on protecting and serving while be paid by the taxpayers. THIS IS NOT ROCKET SCIENCE, it is COMMON SENSE.

  • samr Jun 17, 2011

    If they fire these guys, then they should have fired the female trooper who arrested the private investigator that was following her father, a Rocky Mount police sergeant. It is insane that she has been able to keep her job and even more insane that she has received promotions and raises since that incident.

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