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Officer disciplined following use of force incident in May

At least one officer with the Wilmington Police Department has been disciplined since an incident where force was used to apprehend someone who was drunk and disorderly in May. At least one officer with the Wilmington Police Department has been disciplined since an incident where force was used to apprehend someone who was drunk and disorderly in May.
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At least one officer with the Wilmington Police Department has been disciplined since an incident where force was used to apprehend someone who was drunk and disorderly in May.

Video of the incident shows the officers working with the man to figure out what's going on. They offer to take him to the hospital for being so drunk, and also tell him it would be best for him to find a place in the woods to sleep it off.

The video shows the eventually shows the man approaching the officers. The man is seen resisting arrest and then getting into an altercation with the officers.

The video was presented to the District Attorney's Office as part of the internal investigation. After reviewing the video, the DA's Office decline to take legal action.

"I saw no actions on the part of either officer that would amount to a criminal offense," Assistant District Attorney Tom Old said in a news release.

Despite the determination that no criminal charges would be filed, the WPD looked into possible policy violations and as result appropriate disciplinary action was taken.

"We are committed to policing our community and the officers of our agency," said Police Chief Ralph Evangelous. "It is imperative that we hold our employees to the same standards that we hold our citizens."

The incident in question

An arrest report shows C.K. Crumpler and R.S. Young were involved in the incident in question from May 7, 2014. They were called to respond to reports of a breaking and entering at a beauty salon near Princess Place Drive.

According to police, the caller told dispatch operators the man involved had left the area towards the Wells Fargo Bank.

When officers arrived in the area, they found 54-year-old Stanley Aldridge, who matched the given description of the suspect, sitting on the ground in the parking lot at 4195 Market Street.

Surveillance video shows the officers approach Aldridge. After a verbal exchange and physical altercation, Aldridge was arrested and charged with drunk and disruptive and resisting arrest.

According to the District Attorney's Office, Aldridge's attorney took no issue with the arrest or how Aldridge was apprehended by the officers.

Suspension history

Public records show Young has been suspended three times in his career with the WPD. The most recent suspension came on August 12 and totaled 60 hours. It is not clear if this suspension was related to the incident that took place in May.

Young was also suspended on October 8, 2012 for 42 hours, and on August 29, 2013 for 8.4 hours.

Crumpler's suspension history is unclear at this time.

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