Greensboro Police Captain Fired

3:38 PM, Aug 30, 2010   |    comments
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Greensboro, NC -- Greensboro Police Captain Charles Cherry was fired from the department on Monday, according to interim Police Chief Dwight Crotts.   Department leaders held a termination hearing for Cherry late last week.

Cherry was suspended in early August amid allegations about "conduct and truthfulness".   Crotts said Cherry had been placed on administrative duty earlier in the year as he underwent a psychological evaluation.  He passed that evaluation.

Captain Charles Cherry had been with the department since 1997.  Cherry is the third officer to be let go this month by the Greensboro Police Department.

On Friday, Officer Joseph Pryor was let go by the department following a termination hearing.   Earlier this month, the department fired officer A.J. Blake following a similar termination hearing.

Interim Police Chief Dwight Crotts declined to give details regarding any of the terminations calling them "personnel matters".

A termination hearing was also held on Friday for Officer Robert Reyes. He has been reinstated to the force.

The termination hearings and firings within the Greensboro Police Department come days before Ken Miller is set to start as the new police chief.  Miller will be sworn into office on September 1 at the Greensboro Coliseum.

City Manager Rashad Young issued this statement on Monday regarding the Greensboro Police Department:

"I remain committed to forwarding policies and processes that promote a workplace environment which ensures fairness, equity, and consistency in the GPD and all of Greensboro City Government. This administration will investigate any and all complaints and evaluate and respond to all grievances based on policy and best business practices."

"This is consistent to our commitment to maintain an effective Police Department that respond to the needs of this city."


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