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Jul 13, 2023

Man found guilty of teaching bomb making to person targeting authorities

RALEIGH, NC (AP) — A federal jury on Wednesday convicted a man charged with teaching someone how to make bombs meant to kill federal law enforcement officers. Christopher Arthur, 39, faces a maximum 20 years in prison, according to federal prosecutors. He was also charged with illegal possession of weapons, including improvised explosives found on […]

Mar 1, 2016

Lynch: ‘Open dialogue’ needed between law enforcement, tech

WASHINGTON (AP) — Law enforcement and technology companies at odds over encryption and other issues of digital privacy need to have an “open dialogue” to try to resolve their differences, Attorney General Loretta Lynch is asserting. In remarks prepared for the RSA Conference in San Francisco Tuesday, Lynch planned to argue that the two sides […]

Apr 9, 2015

NC law officers can again get military gear, some reject it

RALEIGH (AP) — An 11-month ban is over and North Carolina law enforcement agencies can again claim free surplus military equipment from weapons to office furniture. WRAL reports ( that federal officials suspended the state’s police and sheriff’s departments from the program last year. The state Department of Public Safety coordinates distribution of the military[...]

Dec 5, 2014

9/11 survivor to address SC criminal justice group

WEST COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A survivor of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks at New York’s World Trade Center is scheduled to address a criminal justice convention in South Carolina. Joseph Dittmar of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the keynote speaker on Friday at the South Carolina Blacks in Criminal Justice’s Organization Annual Conference in […]

Apr 16, 2014

Criminal Practice – Officers Were Fact & Expert Witnesses

U.S. v. Galloway (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-01-0355, 16 pp.) (Niemeyer, J.) No. 12-4545, April 15, 2014; USDC at Baltimore, Md. (Bennett, J.) 4th Cir. Holding: A drug defendant’s complaints about his first retained lawyer’s conduct of his case have failed to show ineffective assistance of counsel, and the trial court did not err in its […]

Mar 7, 2014

Criminal Practice – Sentencing – Probation

State v. Sale (Lawyers Weekly No. 14-07-0202, 10 pp.) (Robert C. Hunter, J.) Appealed from Montgomery County Superior Court (L. Todd Burke, J.) N.C. App. Holding: The trial court imposed a longer probationary period than the one mandated by G.S. § 15A-1343.2(d)(1), but the court failed to enter specific findings as to why a longer […]

Nov 4, 2013

Labor & Employment – Public Employees – Law Enforcement Certification – Obtaining Property by False Pretenses – Health Insurance – Premium Reduction – Non-Smokers

Neudecker v. NC Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission The evidence indicates that, after an orientation class with a first-time teacher, petitioner and two other new deputies were confused and believed they could sign a Statement of Non-Tobacco Use form (and get a reduction in their health insurance premiums) if they intended to quit using tobacco.

Jan 4, 2012

Labor & Employment – Public Employees – Administrative – Certification – Law Enforcement – Relative’s Pain Killers

Mauldin v. North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission (Lawyers Weekly No. 12-09-0020, 7 pp.) (Beecher R. Gray, ALJ) 10 DOJ 00583; OAH Holding: When a law enforcement officer’s migraines flared during a time of family stress, his mother-in-law offered, and he took, Darvocet prescribed to her. Given the officer’s long and otherwise commendable servi[...]

Aug 24, 2011

Labor & Employment – Public Employees – Administrative – Certification – Law Enforcement

Burgess v. North Carolina Criminal Justice Education & Training Standards Commission Where plaintiff listed a 1976 incident that led to his arrest and detention on his application with the Department of Correction, he was clearly aware of the 1976 incident two weeks later when he applied for a position with the Louisburg College Police Department. Since plaintiff had learned at basic[...]

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