WILMINGTON, N.C. — A North Carolina police officer has been demoted after he was caught on digital camera telling an Uber driver he couldn’t document a visitors cease.
Local information retailers report police data present that Wilmington police Sgt. Kenneth Becker was demoted to corporal Wednesday. The demotion prices Becker $1.38 an hour.
The incident between Becker and Uber driver Jesse Bright was recorded final month. Bright can also be an lawyer in Wilmington.
Shortly after the video was revealed, Wilmington Police Chief Ralph Evangelous and New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon issued statements saying filming regulation enforcement is authorized and inspired.
Police spokeswoman Linda Thompson stated an investigation of the incident was closed Thursday. She couldn’t say whether or not the demotion was immediately associated to the investigation.
Becker has been with the division 17 years.