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.