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N&O investigation: Deadly Force

A warrantless entry, an innocent man shot dead. A squad of Harnett County deputies who spread fear south and west of the Cape Fear River. A homicide in jail, caught on tape, yet somehow kept under wraps. Who polices the sheriff's office?
Travis Long tlong@newsobserver.com
N&O investigation: Deadly Force 02:27

N&O investigation: Deadly Force

A knock, a struggle, a death 10:18

A knock, a struggle, a death

UNC's Joel Berry II and Theo Pinson dance for #runningmanchallenge 00:14

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