Friday, April 6, 2007

SPEAKING OF WHEELECTOMIES, NC STATE ASSISTANT ARRESTED

A North Carolina State assistant basketball coach filed a complaint against a city police officer Thursday, a day after being arrested on a misdemeanor charge of resisting an officer.

Lee Turner, an attorney representing NC State assistant Larry Harris, said the complaint accused Officer R.W. King of assault, excessive force and conduct unbecoming an officer. Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue declined to say whether a complaint had been filed, adding state law prohibits him from discussing personnel matters.

Harris was pulled over near downtown Raleigh late Wednesday. Police said he was driving 41 mph in a 25 mph zone. "Harris declined to comply with several requests and instructions from the officer, and the officer eventually arrested Harris," Raleigh police spokesman Jim Sughrue said in a written statement earlier Thursday. Harris also was cited for speeding, Sughrue said.

Team spokeswoman Annabelle Myers said, “I wish Johnny Cochran was still alive. Did I say that out loud?”

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