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No charges in Durham police misconduct case

Posted July 23, 2008 2:37 p.m. EDT
Updated July 23, 2008 6:25 p.m. EDT

— The state Attorney General's Office has decided not to pursue criminal charges against two former Durham police officers alleged to have engaged in sexual acts with a prostitute.

"Attorneys with our special prosecutions unit completed their review of the case and determined that there was not enough evidence to prosecute," said Noelle Talley, a spokeswoman for the Attorney General's Office.

DNA tests didn't support the statements made by the prostitute, which was a factor in the decision not to press charges, Talley said.

Two officers resigned in January amid a Durham Police Department internal investigation into the sex allegations.

The probe, which began in October, found that Sgt. Keith Cheeks and Officer Demond Good engaged in undisclosed misconduct unrelated to the allegations, officials said.

The investigation found no proof of any other officers being involved, officials said.

The Attorney General's Office was asked in May to review the case to avoid any conflict of interest with the Durham County District Attorney's Office.