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More cases to be dismissed after Virginia Beach officer suddenly resigns

Posted at 8:49 PM, Aug 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-08-21 21:00:45-04

Virginia Beach, Va. - The tally of Officer Christopher Skinner's dropped DUI cases is growing this week.

Since Monday, nine more DUI cases were dropped. Three drug charges were let go, and nine traffic tickets went away.

Since Christopher Skinner's resignation, roughly 30 DUI defendants had their cases dismissed. Another 30 or so will probably get the same break. And the fallout extends beyond drunk drivers.

A man at the Oceanfront faced trial this week for resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, drunk in public, and malicious wounding, and all those charges were dropped.

Several law-enforcement sources have told NewsChannel 3 Internal Affairs officers had opened an investigation into the officer, one of the city's top DUI enforcers. They found Christopher Skinner sent texts and social-media messages to some of the women he arrested, and pursued sexual relationships with them. Sources confirmed to NewsChannel 3 that when supervisors confronted Christopher Skinner, he immediately resigned.

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