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North Carolina town is disbanding its police department. Some question the motives.

By Wolfenstein, 05/06/2021


By Hayley FowlerUpdated May 05, 2021 04:56 PM


A small North Carolina town voted Tuesday to get rid of its police department in favor of what officials say will be a cost-saving contract with the local sheriff’s office.


The Mocksville Town Board voted unanimously during a public meeting Tuesday night to disband the police and contract with the Davie County Sheriff’s Office for future law enforcement services — a move officials said will save the town $1.3 million over the next three years. The contact is set to begin July 1.


But long-standing tension between the police department and town officials have some questioning the motive.




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