LELAND, NC (WECT) - An officer at the Leland Police Department was recently fired for falsifying information related to radar certification. The town of Leland recently upheld the termination of Sgt. Richard Roman. Now, other officers at the Leland Police Department have been asked to cease and desist using specific radar they are not yet certified to use until a review by the District Attorney's office is complete.
According to Town Manager David Hollis, Corporal Chris Winder trained under an expired radar certification so he is not able to write any tickets using Golden Eagle radar until his radar certification is complete. A spokesperson for the Leland Police Department says Winder wrote less than ten tickets using Golden Eagle Radar, the radar he is not yet certified to use.
The Leland Police Department has asked for a review of their radar certification by the State of North Carolina.
The review from the State recommended the police department notify the Brunswick County District Attorney's office.
According to District Court Prosecutor Quintin McGee, the District Attorney's office is aware of the issues at the Leland Police Department involving prosecuting speeding tickets issued by Officer Winder. They are reviewing the incident to find out whether or not there is an issue.
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