Former Officer Testifies, Names Others

A former Charleston Police officer accused of double-dipping says he wasn't the only officer who did it. Wednesday he took the stand and started naming others who he said did the same thing, but just didn't get caught.

James Nowling was fired from his job back in 2003. Nowling says that officers Robert Shannon and Mark Edens would check in at the Police Department at the beginning of their shifts, go to their second jobs, and then check back in to the Police Department at the end of their shifts.

The city officials confirm those two officers are now retired from the force. Nowling says that this is a common practice at the department.

"The older officers did know that. A lot of officers that are supervisors start off like they did in patrol and as they work their way up they work a lot of overtime jobs...off duty jobs. They knew it because they've done it before too. They knew these things were going on because they were out there themselves."

Nowling is accused of getting paid for his police job, while working security for the Charleston Town Center and Wesbanco.


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