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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?

 

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The Knock

The Knock is a podcast by Mandy Locke about curiosities and questions surrounding deputy misconduct in Harnett County. 

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In Harnett, leaders shrugged at complaints

At least six people who said they were abused or harassed by deputies called or wrote to the sheriff’s office, district attorney’s office or other officials about incidents in their home. They said they were ignored or told they would never know what action was taken as a result.

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A forceful stop

See Jeff Huber, now a high-ranking supervisor in the Harnett County Sheriff's Office, repeatedly kick a suspect at the end of a high-speed chase in Lillington in 2005. His actions were supported by Sheriff Larry Rollins. VIDEO courtesy of WTVD.

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Death by Taser, in a padded cell, caught on camera

Two prongs pierced Brandon Bethea’s chest, unleashing sharp electrical currents. Bethea clutched his chest, fell and rolled onto his stomach. While five officers stood over Bethea, Clark pulled the trigger on his Taser twice more. Then the officers left Bethea on the floor of the cell.

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In Harnett, death by Taser 05:51

In Harnett, death by Taser

Brandon Bethea's death by Taser: The full video 74:15

Brandon Bethea's death by Taser: The full video

Tyrone Bethune 03:18

Tyrone Bethune

Former Harnett Sheriff says he stands behind deputy involved in shooting 00:43

Former Harnett Sheriff says he stands behind deputy involved in shooting

A knock, a struggle, a death 10:18

A knock, a struggle, a death

Derrick McClain 02:10

Derrick McClain

Christine Broom tells of her experience with Harnett deputies 03:49

Christine Broom tells of her experience with Harnett deputies

N&O investigation: Deadly Force 02:27

N&O investigation: Deadly Force

Wesley “Katdaddy” Adrian Wright 04:42

Wesley “Katdaddy” Adrian Wright

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A forceful stop

See Jeff Huber, now a high-ranking supervisor in the Harnett County Sheriff's Office, repeatedly kick a suspect at the end of a high-speed chase in Lillington in 2005. His actions were supported by Sheriff Larry Rollins. VIDEO courtesy of WTVD.
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A forceful stop 00:51

A forceful stop

In Harnett, death by Taser 05:51

In Harnett, death by Taser

Brandon Bethea's death by Taser: The full video 74:15

Brandon Bethea's death by Taser: The full video

Michael Cardwell suffered injuries 03:20

Michael Cardwell suffered injuries