SBI Relives Its Unflattering Past As Former Agent Fights For Job P4

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We are returning to the story about the former North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation employee and his lawsuit alleging the SBI fired him without cause. Duane Deaver, a crime lab analyst, claimed that he was merely a scapegoat for the agency after the lab’s improper and questionable practices came to light. Deaver lost his
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Officer Indicted for Assault of Woman During Traffic Stop

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In November 2013, a woman claimed she was assaulted by an officer as he was taking her into custody. Yesterday, the Hickory police officer turned himself in to the Catawba County, North Carolina, Sheriff’s Office in response to a grand jury indictment. Released on bond, he is scheduled for arraignment on Friday. What happened? Not
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Sbi Audit Findings Key to Appeal in High-profile Murder Case

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When a reporter from North Carolina’s WRAL-TV sat down with Daniel Green in 1998, five years had passed since authorities had found the body of basketball superstar Michael Jordan’s father, and three years had passed since Green and another man were convicted of the crime. In that interview, Green flatly stated that he did not
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State Crime Lab: is Backup Justice Delayed or Justice Denied?

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North Carolina legislators are gearing up for the beginning of the General Assembly’s next session. On Jan. 30, lawmakers will gather with a clean slate before them — well, relatively clean. While any bills left pending at the end of the 2012 session expired when the legislature adjourned in July, the state continues to grapple
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New Trial for Peterson; Sbi Agent ‘misled Court and Jury’

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The Durham Superior Court judge who presided over a six-day hearing in December has issued his written order for a new trial in the Michael Peterson case. Peterson is now free on bond after eight years in prison. He was convicted of murder in a 2003 trial that garnered national attention. At the center of
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