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NAACP: Street justice in Wilmington

By Associated Press
Published On: Dec 24 2013 03:11:30 PM CST
Updated On: Nov 13 2013 11:02:45 PM CST
Wilmington Shootings
WILMINGTON, N.C. -

The president of the North Carolina NAACP is criticizing what he calls a pattern of "street justice" in Wilmington and New Hanover County.

The Rev. William Barber II held a news conference Tuesday calling for more state and citizen involvement following several shootings involving law enforcement.

Since October 13, there have been four shootings involving law enforcement. Officers have shot and killed three people, wounded two others and a man was injured by a police dog. The State Bureau of Investigation has concluded its probe into one death; the others are ongoing.
 
New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon said he has always requested that the SBI investigate shootings involving officers and he and Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous are working together for a safer community.