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Durham police chief says officers not trained to lie to search homes

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DURHAM, N.C. -

Durham's police chief called a claim by some officers that they lied in order to search a home an "isolated incident."

Chief Jose Lopez said he recently learned some officers told people at a home that there had been a 911 hang up for the real purpose of getting permission to enter in the home and search for people wanted on outstanding warrants.

Lopez said there is no policy or training that would have led officers to believe that was allowed. He added that it spears that the claim was an isolated incident, although it is under investigation.

"We have never and don't have any policies or training that would allow an officer to believe that that practice is allowed," Lopez said.

"We're going to look into it thoroughly and take the proper action, depending on the outcome of the investigation."

Lopez said the allegation came out when an officer testified during a court hearing. In response to the claim, Lopez notified the police force that the practice is not acceptable.

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Justin Quesinberry

Justin is a reporter for WNCN and a North Carolina native. He has spent the better part of the last decade covering the news in central North Carolina.  More>>

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