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Durham Police Sergeant Quits, Points Finger

Posted November 25, 1996 12:00 a.m. EST

— Ending a 14-month-long feud with Durham Police Chief Jackie McNeil, Sgt. Paul Martin resigned Sunday saying his wants to expose corruption within the police department.

Martin, who was once considered to be a powerful police officer, has been suspended with pay since July. He turned in his resignation just 12 hours before he was scheduled to return to work.

In an interview Sunday, Martin said racism and sexual misconduct were both problems within the Durham department. He did not make specific charges or single out any personnel. He said he would reveal more at a later time.