The Whiteville Police Department has fired Officer Sergio Reed, who is under investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation for allegations of obstruction of justice.
According to Hal Lowder, spokesperson for the city of Whiteville, Reed was terminated Dec. 16 at the conclusion of the police department's investigation, the findings of which substantiated the complaints. Reed reportedly violated the city's Rules and Regulations and Failure of Personal Conduct policies, Lowder said.
The criminal investigation being conducted by the SBI is still ongoing, according to Lowder.
The city initially announced on Dec. 7 that the SBI was investigating an officer with the police department, but did not provide any other information about the case.
Lowder said Reed had been with the police department since March 2011.
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