Triangle Briefs

Fired cop's hearing to continue Oct. 9

From Staff ReportsSeptember 28, 2006 

— The city's civil service commission plans on continuing its hearing on Michelle Peele's termination from the Raleigh Police Department on Oct. 9.

The public hearing will be held at 9:30 a.m. in a large conference room at 301 Hillsborough St. City attorneys will outline the reasons why Peele was fired from the police department after the Aug. 28, 2005, shooting death of Nyles Arrington. Peele testified last Thursday when her attorneys appealed her firing.

Peele, working off-duty, shot Arrington, 42, who was unarmed, as he tried to steal her personal vehicle. Peele said the shooting was in self-defense.

Peele was not charged criminally but was fired because of a police department policy that prohibits shooting into moving vehicles in most situations.

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