SBI Relives Its Unflattering Past As Former Agent Fights For Job

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It isn’t quite a “just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water” situation, but chances are the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation was hoping that the ugly allegations and close scrutiny of crime lab practices were fading from memory. A hearing earlier in April dredged it all up again,
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Man’s Death a Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside a Prison Van P. 3

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An opinion piece in the Fayetteville Observer poses some interesting questions about the death of a prison inmate, questions that investigators have yet to answer. The piece also offers some insight into the victim’s mental illness. We have been writing about the case in our last couple of posts; in that time, no one from
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Man’s Death a Riddle, Wrapped in a Mystery, Inside a Prison Van P. 2

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The Capitol Police have investigated the matter. The North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s investigation continues, though the department has taken some action to address the problem. The State Bureau of Investigation is also investigating, though the agency has yet to release any information to the public. Disability Rights North Carolina will review the evidence
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Raleigh High-schooler’s Story Sparks More Than One Debate, P. 2

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We are discussing the case of the 17-year-old high school student who found herself in jail for three weeks. She was involved in a fight on the school bus one morning. After school officials had suspended her for five days, a Raleigh police officer, a “school resource officer,” arrested her and hauled her off to
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Raleigh Store Security Guard Charged with Extortion

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According to Raleigh police, a misdemeanor crime by a woman led to a felony crime by a man. The chain of events began last month when a 23-year-old woman was accused by a department store loss-prevention officer of shoplifting. Law enforcement officials allege that the 37-year-old store security guard then contacted the woman to offer
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