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State Capitol Police deputy chief drives into pedestrian

Oops. The deputy chief of the State Capitol Police drove her squad car into a pedestrian in downtown Raleigh crosswalk on Veteran’s Day last month.

Deputy Chief Lenora Mitchell was making a left turn from Edenton Street onto Blount Street when the Chrysler sedan struck the man, Neil Rozier of Raleigh, who had the “walk” sign, according to a Raleigh Police Department report.  Rozier, 66, was taken to WakeMed, treated and released.

Mitchell, 50, was cited for failing to yield and given a January court date.

Chief Scott Hunter said today that even though it was a state holiday, Mitchell was assigned to work and was authorized to drive the police car at the time. Hunter said he couldn’t discuss personnel details, but indicated Mitchell had not been suspended. He said he “took the appropriate action” and the matter was closed.


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Maybe if the ones who enforces the policies adhere to their own policies things would be so much better.  Change things around and ask  yourself, what if that would have been a patrol officer that struck a citizen in the cross walk? Yea, the top cover the top! What in the world was she looking at, or talking too?

Guv, we have found another one!

Was this car one that was missing from the count of state vehicles?   We will get them counted sooner or later.   Be careful, even if they ain't on the list doesn't mean you need to be in front of them while they are motoring toward you.  Always look both ways before crossing any street.  Stealth cars can be hard to see with the human eye............and even harder to count. 

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