Virginia Beach cop arrested

Norman Teague (Southside Daily/Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Police Department)
Norman Teague (Southside Daily/Courtesy of the Virginia Beach Police Department)

VIRGINIA BEACH — Very few details are being released surrounding the arrest of a police officer here.

Police officials, in a news release Wednesday, said “Virginia Beach Police Officer Norman Teague is charged with two counts of forging a public record.”

Authorities said the allegations involve “administrative procedures pertaining to the service of non-arrestable misdemeanor warrants,” last month.

Teague has been with the Virginia Beach Police Department since 2015 and was assigned to the Operations Division, Uniform Patrol.

Officials said he has been reassigned to administrative duties pending the outcome of the criminal and administrative investigations.

The case is being reviewed by the department’s Investigative Division, Office of Internal Affairs and the Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, officials said.

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John Mangalonzo (john@localvoicemedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.