HANNOVER, Virginia (WRIC) – The Hanover Attorney General has said he has no intention of investigating cases involving deserted deputies after 8News found that he allegedly “reported inaccuracies.”
Hanover County Attorney R. C. Chackley said, “I do not currently intend to file criminal charges” after the NAACP Hanover publicly urged him to investigate the case of Deputy Sheriff Christopher Ryan Payne, who has now resigned.
Cholkley said he had already heard the cases, and of all the defendants after Payne processed the trial, the charges were dropped, though he did not say how many people dropped the charges.
The two men told 8News that their charges at DUI were dropped after learning that Payne had reported the judge’s information, contrary to what he had originally reported what had happened.
A spokesman for the sheriff’s office said they launched an internal investigation into Payne in late November after consulting with the Commonwealth Prosecutor’s Office.
“I met with the sheriff, I reviewed the information and see no reason to file criminal charges against anyone at the moment,” Chackley doubled, but declined to share details of the investigation.
The revelation of the charges against Payne followed 8 Investigation News Virginia police officers deprived of certification as a result of a new state law that extends crime to deprivation of certification; including excessive force and lies.
NAACP President in Hanover Patricia Hunter-Jordan responded to Chackley’s response to their call by saying, “We have to move on,” but did not say who the NAACP could look for to investigate Payne’s case until they learned directly from Chackley.
Hunter-Jordan said on Monday, Feb. 21, she sent a letter to Chackley asking them to investigate, but she received no response.
Chackley said he had not received a letter from Hanover’s NAACP, but Hunter-Jordan hinted that he may not have received it yet, given that the letter was sent on President’s Day holiday.