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State reviewing Durham police misconduct case

Posted May 22, 2008 4:24 p.m. EDT
Updated May 22, 2008 9:54 p.m. EDT

— The North Carolina Attorney General's Office is reviewing a case involving misconduct allegations against Durham police officers, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

"Attorneys in our office will do a thorough review of the case file before determining how to proceed," attorney general spokeswoman Jennifer Canada said. She would not give further details about the case, however.

Two officers resigned in January amid a Durham Police Department internal investigation into allegations that officers engaged in sexual acts with a prostitute.

The investigation found no proof of any officers being involved, but the department was awaiting results of DNA tests before concluding its criminal investigation.

The probe did find that Sgt. Keith Cheeks and Officer Demond Good engaged in misconduct unrelated to the sex allegations.

Police Chief Jose Lopez has not disclosed the nature of the misconduct, but said the pair would have been fired if they hadn't resigned.