Council Releases Audio Conversation Between Johnson and Wray

2:59 PM, Sep 19, 2007   |    comments
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 Greensboro, NC -- There are more developments in the black book case.

Just Monday a grand jury indicted two Greensboro police officers.

Greensboro's City Council released details of the final days of former police chief David Wray's administration.

It came in the form of an audio CD, a 49-minute conversation between city manager Mitch Johnson and Wray.

LISTEN - City Manager Mitchell Johnson's Conversation With Former Chief David Wray - 49min Audio Clip (.wav) -
(this is very large file it will take several minutes to load)

Johnson recorded the meeting three days before Wray resigned amid the black book scandal.

City council members released the tape after a lengthy closed-door meeting.

In fact, Mike Barber wanted to release all information related to the black book investigation.

Wray resigned, but the only two officers indicted in the investigation are still on paid administrative leave.

City council members say they'll release more information as soon as possible.

Some excerpts from the audio tape are below:

Johnson: I hate to take this kind of action but the problem is my trust has been completely shattered by what I have read and what I have been told.

Wray: [I] asked how he used intelligence and he said no different than you guys have been using … we conducted some surveillance of officers and we followed up on what we called criminal stuff and sometimes it ended up with them knowing about it and sometimes it didn't.

Wray: Now, uh, when I walk out this door Mitch, even if it is for the last time and I've been here for 25 years with this department and have a couple of years of prior experience, I intend to hold my head high.

WFMY News 2

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