Perdue Says Patrol Report Is Confidential

North Carolina Gov. Beverly Perdue says copies of the Highway Patrol's internal affairs investigation of missing flight records of former Gov. Mike Easley's travels are confidential and can't be released.

Perdue said Tuesday she's been told the probe is privileged information in the eye of state law. Her comment was in response to a reporter's question about the report.

The report and an earlier patrol inquiry examined how records on Easley's travels in 2005 went missing. Both found that a patrol supervisor had not intentionally removed or destroyed the records.

Crime Control Secretary Reuben Young declined to release the second report late last week.

The records are part of broader state and federal investigation into activities involving Easley and former first lady Mary Easley.


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  • by ace Location: plymouth on Aug 28, 2009 at 03:47 AM
    Another way to spell COVER UP. Where did he travel that is a secret. Maybe he went to South America. He certinally was looking out for his wife when he got here a HIGH paying job.
  • by Bill Location: Greenville on Aug 26, 2009 at 05:41 AM
    Every tax payer in this state should be outraged. But this is exactly the way a cover up should be handled.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Aug 26, 2009 at 03:24 AM
    No activity of publicly elected officials paid for by tax money should be confidential. This is not a private matter but a public one. This is just a coverup for an ally. It's high time to expose ALL malfeasance.
  • by P on Aug 25, 2009 at 07:44 PM
    Isn't it our taxes paid for the investigation. Paid for the ex gov. Episode 55 of the $leazleys. Stay tuned for more! I can hear the late Paul Harvey saying all this on his show and ending with. Good-day!
  • by Mike Location: Hubert on Aug 25, 2009 at 06:24 PM
    Oh sure, but if those same NC State Police want to know where you've been you will go straight to jail if you don't tell them! Probably get tazed and beaten too! I'm sure it's a cover-up and we will never know. It sure makes you want to vote them all out of office. But as soon as they loose re-election it's like they just won the lottery! They get a free paycheck, of hundreds of thousands per year for the rest of their lives, and free medical care, the best, for the rest of their lives! Even if they only serve one term! So they really don't care. I know I wouldn't! I'll take a 2 or 4 year job then retire and live like a king!
  • by McArthur Park on Aug 25, 2009 at 05:50 PM
    Are the decent people of NC fed up YET??? Throw every single one of them out next election, even the repubs for not fighting for decent people of this state. It is enough to make a good person puke!!!
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Aug 25, 2009 at 04:55 PM
    Does anyone see "cover up, cover up, cover up", your democrats at work in Raleigh.
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