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Raleigh Officers Disciplined For Dismantling Homeless Camp

Posted June 25, 2004 4:47 a.m. EDT

— An internal investigation at the Raleigh Police Department is complete, following an incident on March 30.

The review involved officers who destroyed an illegal homeless camp. A complaint was filed because the officers cut-up tents and tarps.

Raleigh police admit the officers did not handle the situation in the best way. They say appropriate disciplinary action was taken.

The department is now working on a new policy on how to handle the camps, which will include officer training.

A captain at the department is also joining the city's action plan to end homelessness all together.