Man Who Was Peppersprayed Has Case Continued Again

A man who was arrested at a local Walmart on Black Friday had his case continued once again on Monday. Gordon Jackson, a former Kinston police officer, is charged with disorderly conduct in Lenoir County.

According to police, an off duty officer who was hired by Walmart to work security used pepper spray when trying to quell a disturbance.

Jackson told WITN that all he did was say to an officer they probably shouldn't have sprayed the pepper spray with so many kids and elderly folks around. Jackson says that's when he was asked to leave and when he turned to do so, he says officers threw him on merchandise and cuffed him.

Jackson was original court date was January 23, but it was continued to March 5. There is no new date yet for Jackson's next appearance.


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  • by yukon on Mar 5, 2012 at 01:46 PM
    the police should give him $1000 gift card and let it be
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 09:46 AM
    You don't make suggestion to the police, you run and hide, just like in other communist countries.
  • by Shannon Location: Goldsboro on Mar 5, 2012 at 09:23 AM
    How do we know the police are making false charges. We've only heard one side to this story. Geez, guess we are going to start jumping on the police bashing bandwagon.
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      by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 01:37 PM in reply to Shannon
      Nothing in the story indicates that being the case.
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      by Derek on Mar 6, 2012 at 05:44 AM in reply to Shannon
      We know because we watched the video. I don't bash police, but this was a mistake. The charges should be dropped, the police officers should apologize, and the department should review their training. We also need to give the fire marshal, or some other agency, the authority to regulate these events. Walmart created a very dangerous situation and the police offers were put in the impossible position of trying to establish order. It's no real surprise that they failed. Police officers in the small cities of eastern North Carolina are probably not trained to control riots.
  • by huh? Location: greenville, nc on Mar 5, 2012 at 09:14 AM
    Can't believe the court system is wasting time on this!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 5, 2012 at 08:49 AM
    Sounds like the police are making false charges against a man, can't say I'm surprised.
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