Pollard May Not Be Able To Appeal Revoked Certification

A former Pitt County deputy sheriff, who was convicted in January for two counts of obstruction of justice and one count of not performing duties of her office, may not be able to appeal the revocation of her law enforcement certification.

Last year Michelle Pollard's certification was revoked on grounds that she lacked the good moral character required for justice officers. The Sheriff's Education & Training Standards Commission said the former lieutenant participated in a wet T-shirt contest and smoked marijuana.

In a summary judgment, signed last week, the Office of Administrative Hearings proposed to dismiss Pollard's certification appeal based on her felony conviction. That felony conviction permanently revokes her law enforcement certification.

Pollard is serving a six to eight month sentence at the State Women's Prison in Raleigh. She will have a chance to respond to the proposed order and the Sheriff's Commission will make a final decision in the case during its June meeting.


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  • by maclovesmichelle Location: nc on Mar 17, 2010 at 02:40 PM
    Mac fought to allow her to keep her certification. that's why this is still newsworthy. www.pittcountynconline.com
  • by gary Location: nc on Mar 17, 2010 at 06:41 AM
    hate? I don't hate. back earlier if it weren't for a deputy friend the highway patrol would of gotten me and my 69 ss396 more than I could count.I just think Michelle is not guilty anymore than all the rest of them.
  • by Darren Location: Kill Devil Hills on Mar 16, 2010 at 11:54 AM
    Jack, it's Ricky "Bobby", not "Bobbie". If she is found guilty, then she should not be a sworn LEO ever again. If not, then she will at least have a lot of explaining to do. I'm glad for the officers we all have back home, and don't think any of them would do such a thing.
  • by US citizen for now Location: Washington on Mar 16, 2010 at 09:16 AM
    Let it go Michelle. you can change your life and become a drug/alcohol rehab counselor! just think you'll be helping people more than you ever did in the past. Give up that old party life and fly with the eagles. You'll never want to be around buzzards any more.
  • by jack Location: rocky mount on Mar 16, 2010 at 08:12 AM
    Gary, Stop hating! Some of us got it like that and some of you don't. Wanna drive fast? Go to BLET... I'm driving fast mama...Ricky Bobbie!
  • by blondy Location: roper on Mar 16, 2010 at 07:55 AM
    touche' to laughoutloud. I guess when she gets out she can come to Washington county and run for sheriff. By then we will probably need another convicted felony to open up the sheriff's race. She and the other convicted law officers felons make a mockery out of the hard work that law abiding officers do. There needs to be a federal law that if convicted of any crime you can not run for office.
  • by gary Location: nc on Mar 16, 2010 at 06:21 AM
    small minded responses from small people. I've known a lot of LEOs and they all break the law in some form if it's only speeding to get that do-nut and coffee. Leave this girl alone she was probably railroaded. Iwas passed the other day by a deputy in a 55 zone. He was doing at least 70 by the way he went. no lights,no emergency,2 others in the car. Or the time I was in jail in another county and the deputy picked me up at 10:45 and said he had to have me back in home town by 11:30 and first we had to get pizza,then 130 mph for most of 40 miles.
  • by Dick Location: Farmville on Mar 16, 2010 at 04:34 AM
    WITN is this still news worthy.You are kicking a dead horse.Move on lets talk about something "news" worthy.Nobody cares about this issue anymore.
  • by Pirateman Location: Greenville on Mar 16, 2010 at 04:29 AM
    Mac Manning in feeling sorry for her for being railroaded (wonder if anyone his dept has arrested has ever hollared that one) I predict he will hire her as a civilian employee if he is re-elected. Maybe she will be head of Gang activity research or homeland security. These were her talented responsibilities before she went to jail and after her promotion after her topless stage dance (NO IT WASN'T a Wet T-shirt contest- those require a shirt- not bare breasts).
  • by Stan Location: G'ville on Mar 16, 2010 at 04:23 AM
    She needs to get right with God, and start over in a different career and maybe even in a different part of the country. Nobody is above the law.
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