GPD Chief: Officers' Amount Of Force Used Acceptable

The Greenville City Council reviewed a report listing accusations of excessive force and other misconduct by Greenville Police.

Chief William Anderson summarized the report saying the department serviced about 60,000 calls in 2010, and they deployed their tasers 31 times. There were 65 complaints of excessive force from the public in 2010. Chief Anderson says all officers have critical in depth training from an accredited agency, and he believes the amount of tasing by officers is very low and acceptable.


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  • by Morale Shot Location: Greenville on Jan 17, 2011 at 07:42 AM
    Maybe a break down of citizen complaints vs Chief of Police or City Council (sons) complaints would be a better question. Maybe review policy for it being adhered to by the Chief.
  • by JW Location: Greenville on Jan 15, 2011 at 05:21 PM
    Who's monitoring decisions made by the Greenville City Council? The voters, of course! It's about time for some new representation. Keep doing a great job, GPD - most of the citizens support your efforts.
  • by cdp Location: gvlle on Jan 14, 2011 at 05:49 PM
    These bad as.. people in this world they need to use force and some!!!I have several realitives in Law Enforcement and all they are trying to do is make a living and return home after shift. It's a job that has to be done y not The big City Councels Group!! exchange places with the GPD for 1 week, wear their uniforms and make arrests. Then have a meeting how yall did not survive!!!
  • by Corrections Officer In E.N.C. on Jan 14, 2011 at 04:33 PM
    I hope they continue to use whatever force they need to, to keep their name off the memorial walls. Guess you're a hero when you die. Use whatever force to try to stay alive (not trying to say the ones that have passed didn't try!) and then the public wants to lock you up if you survive an attack.
  • by Former Officer Location: ..... on Jan 14, 2011 at 04:24 PM
    The City Council is a joke! I hear there have been a few officers wrongfully punished recently too, by the Chief. The morale around the department is terrible, and now the council wants to knock them down too. The department should do just not show up to work for a few days and see what happens to Greenville.
  • by concerned citizen on Jan 14, 2011 at 10:47 AM
    I wrote a response regarding the city council but my comment wasn't posted - they are a joke. This probably won't get posted either because if anyone on the council has a kid who taunts the GPD, somebody doesn't want that posted!
  • by 40 Location: jville on Jan 14, 2011 at 10:30 AM
    After seeing Greenville in the news daily or weekly for this shooting and that murder and now the local Government undermining the PD, I will never set foot in gville again or let my children go to ECU until something there changes. If you ask me, the cops need to break out riot gear and start crackin heads.
  • by GPD Wife on Jan 14, 2011 at 10:13 AM
    I wish someone would consider the effort these officers give. I wish we had some people on the council that notice that Greenville is not getting better. Community policing does not work by itself. My spouse gives 110% to keep the city as safe as possible, and all he hears is one complaint after another. I would give up if I was him. Several citizens have recognized him, but no one ever hears about the good. The city council members need to understand that these officers need support if they want the city to develop in a positive way. We also need a city council that works with the PD, not against it. It doesn't help when our council members are some of the ones resisting arrest and filing complaints. Stop making excuses for the crime and address it! These officers are putting their lives on the line and all they hear is bickering and complaining. If the council would spend the amount of time on a solution as they do on complaining, Greenville would flourish again!
  • by To Who Location: Eastern NC on Jan 14, 2011 at 09:27 AM
    Exactly.....I wrote a more in-depth comment about it, but WITN decided not to post. Guess they don't want the truth published from a former officer.
  • by Who Location: Where on Jan 14, 2011 at 09:04 AM
    Over 5,000 people arrested last year...only 31 people tased. Some council members who hate the police department. Enough said.
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