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Complaint: Durham (NC) police chief said public defender should be shot

City officials are investigating Durham Police Chief Jose Lopez, who is accused of saying a public defender should be shot.

The allegation was one of many made by Assistant Police Chief Winslow Forbes in a three-page complaint filed Aug. 15. Durham officials said an outside consultant hired by the city was unable to substantiate other allegations in the complaint, such as Lopez discriminating against black police officers.

Attorney David Hall was struck by a stray bullet during a June 22 shooting on Gray Avenue, and Forbes claims that Lopez said a few days later that Hall deserved to get shot because he is a public defender.

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