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Letter to News & Observer regarding Lorrin Freeman endorsement

 
 
 
 
 
October 24, 2018
 
 
 
The News & Observer
421 Fayetteville Street, Suite 104
Raleigh, NC 27602
 
Dear Editor:
 
We are responding to your interesting endorsement of Lorrin Freeman for Wake County District Attorney wherein you cite her indictment of a Wake County deputy for subduing a suspect reported to have a gun.  It is only fair to mention that the North Carolina Police Benevolent Association is supporting the member deputy in his defense to reclaim his law enforcement career.  It is fair to include that PBA has endorsed Ms. Freeman’s opponent, John Bryant.  But, it is also fair to note Ms. Freeman’s denial of our request to have our member present himself before the grand jury in light of more than sixty years of decisional case law from our highest courts in addressing the unique and required duties of law enforcement officers when deploying force; case law that was either unknown or ignored by the D.A., who is now intent on sending a decorated law enforcement officer to prison.
 
We agree with your assessment that John Bryant is a worthy candidate for Wake County D.A.
 
However, we respectfully submit that he is the only candidate worthy of the trust of our law enforcement officers and the citizens they serve.
 
 
 
My best,
John Midgette
Executive Director
NC Police Benevolent Association
919 625-4866

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