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Charged, Obstruction of Justice Charge
assault and willful failure to discharge duties.

Found NOT GUILTY by Columbus Citizens
Whiteville police officer was accused of beating a man he had arrested was found not guilty Friday 04/20/2018
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Aaron Herring accused assault

Aaron Herring a Whiteville Police Department Officer has been indicted by a grand jury on charges of simple assault, obstruction of justice and willful failure to discharge duties.

This indictment came down Wednesday afternoon.
Mr. Herring is charged with assault by striking Juwarn Britt in the face.  In March of 2017, Mr. Britt has filed a federal complaint against Herring and another Whiteville officer,  Jeff  Singletary, has accused Herring of assaulted him in the back of a patrol car.

Herring was booked Wednesday afternoon October 4, 2017, and placed under a $25,000 bond. Obstruction of justice charge is a felony and the assault and willful failure to discharge duties are misdemeanors.

Mr. Herring has been placed on non-disciplinary paid administrative leave until the conclusion of the trial and administrative investigation.

posted 10-5-2017   Updated  04/20/2018