State NAACP leader criticizes 'street justice' of law enforcement
WILMINGTON — The president of the North Carolina NAACP is criticizing what he calls a pattern of "street justice" in Wilmington and New Hanover County.
Rev. William Barber II held a news conference Tuesday calling for more state and citizen involvement following several shootings involving law enforcement.
Since Oct. 13, there have been four shootings involving law enforcement. Officers have shot and killed three people, wounded two others and a man was injured by a police dog. The State Bureau of Investigation has concluded its probe into one death, the others are ongoing.
New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon said he has always requested that the SBI investigate shootings involving officers and he and Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous are working together for a safer community.