WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC (WECT) – An investigation by the Town of Wrightsville Beach and the NC Department of Justice into officers facing a federal lawsuit for assault accusations from an arrest on Election Day in 2011 resulted in the determination that the actions of the officers involved were not in violation of police department policies.
According to a lawsuit filed in federal court earlier this week, Adam Mills was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving by two Wrightsville Beach Police Officers Nov. 8, 2011.
Mills claims that while he was being taken to the police department, both officers began to taunt him about the potential effects his arrest would have on his father, Darryl Mills, who on that same day was elected to the Wrightsville Beach Board of Aldermen.
The lawsuit alleges that in response to the officers' taunts, Mills was verbally abusive to the officers once they arrived at the jail. The lawsuit also says that Mills continued to verbally assault the officer, but at no point did he become physically aggressive.
According to the Town of Wrightsville Beach, no criminal charges against the officers were warranted and officials will respond to the allegations in the complaint at the appropriate time.
Take a look at the surveillance video above from the incident. The town believes releasing the video is in the best interest of the citizens.
On mobile? Watch the raw video here: http://bit.ly/1a6smjT
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