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Public Trust in APD

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Published on Jun 26, 2013

Some people fear the public's trust has been broken after a recent scandal at the Asheville Police Department. Tuesday, a 13 year police veteran publicly accused the chief of trying to coerce him into making false statements about the accident investigation involving the chief's son, Chad Anderson.

People commenting on facebook were surprised the district attorney concluded that there was no new information from Lt. Bill Wilke's statements that amounted to any criminal charge.

In a statement today from Wilke's attorney, George Hyler said going public wasn't an attempt to force any criminal prosecution. He says Wilke simply wanted the public and city leaders to know that Wilke has complained about the activities to the city manager and that nothing had been done about it.

The mayor says staff has launched an internal investigation and they plan to get to the bottom of what happened, and that the integrity of the city's police department has not been tarnished.

By Frank FraboniFollow Frank on Twitter @Frabonz
Click here to read Lt. Wilke's full statement:
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Related Links:Officers Support Lt. Wilke
APD Cover-Up Allegations
Accident Involving Chief's Son Under Investigation
APD Chief Apologizes for Botched Investigation
Sources: Chief's Son Driving During Wreck

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