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Raleigh police chief's daughter cited after fight

Posted April 24, 2012

— Raleigh Chief of Police Harry Dolan released a statement Tuesday afternoon, a day after his adult daughter was cited for a fight.

Lauren K. Dolan, 25, faces three charges of simple assault and another woman, Emily S. Brune, 23, faces one count of assault in the same incident, police said.

Officers were called to the 4000 block of Bella Park Trail just after 9 p.m. Monday. 

“Yesterday afternoon, my adult daughter became intoxicated and was involved in an altercation," Chief Dolan said. "She must now confront the resulting charges. We are working as a family to get my daughter the help she needs.”


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  • May 2, 2012

    I do not understand that your television station did not report more throughly on this incident. I understand from insiders that there were racial slurs, assault of children, public intociation, swept under the rug if you please, and I will no longer read or listen to your news as it is not fair to all people. She may be the Chief of Police daughter but fairness is fairness and you gave more air time and news about John Tedesco not having children in the school system. WHAT A SHAME! If City Council renews his contract they all should be fired! If she doesn't get charged then all the policemen and supervisiors and Chief should be fired! If it had me me or my children we would have been locked up. Give me a break! She was falling down drunk and I heard they were told to take her to hospital to sober up so she would not go to jail. Shame on Harry Dolan, I hear this is stuff hes done in other states. Whats good for us should be good for his children. HE HAS BROUGHT SHAME ON RALEIGH!

  • bosshog Apr 30, 2012

    The only person trying to cover up anything here is the CORRUPT CHIEF OF POLICE. In true Dolan style, Harry ordered his officers to not talk about the situation as well as to cite and release this violent criminal rather than bring her before a Magistrate and put in jail until bail is paid, as would have happened with ANYONE else. Anyone except for the Dolan's who live by their own set of rules. WRAL, you need to look further into this cover up and report the real story...one that would be very enlightening to the citizens of Raleigh. Perhaps then they would see Harry for the power hungry, corrupt leader that he is and then the citizens would understand why his troops have grown restless and are now calling for his resignation. It's time for the reign of terror to END...Harry needs to cut his losses and GO!

  • RPD07 Apr 26, 2012

    anthit682.... Please don't say that us lowly officers are trying to cover this up. WE wish the whole story would come out. It's the CHIEF and his minions that are doing their best to hide this. Unfortunately, if we say things then WE get punished. We'll protect your 1st amendment rights... but lose ours.

  • anthit682 Apr 26, 2012

    @down2earth, you are right on some points, BUT when is it ever right to cover up a hate crime & more important she kicking & calling a minor the N-word!!! Then Raleigh finest trying to cover it up. This woman and her Dad need to be held accountable!! Hopefully this will not go unnotice and if there was ever a case the NAACP should be present it's now!!!! Yes this Lady needs help for her issues (because this seems to have happen to this Lady before!!), but so does the Raleigh Police Dept.

  • down2earth Apr 26, 2012

    Why was this news? She is a human being who makes mistakes just like everyone else! If she really has a problem with drinking/anger issues, I hope she gets help. We raise our kids the best we can, but after a certain age, they are their own persons. Hopefully, they remember their upbringing, but sometimes...

  • Proud Airman Apr 25, 2012

    Muscat, don't let this fall by the wayside! Harry Dolan is corrupt and must be stopped!

  • mscat72 Apr 25, 2012

    I am 1 of the people that she tried to attack!!! She was using racial slurs and she told me "NOTHING IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO ME! GO AHAEAD AND CALL THE POLICE.. MY DAD IS THE POLICE CHIEF".. I guess she was right!! They also failed to mention taht 2 of the "simple assault" citations were against MINORS.. My 14 year old daughter and son...But because OUR skin is darker... It doesn't matter...

  • Apr 25, 2012

    "Why haven't we heard anything about this being a hate crime? Why haven't we heard about the coverup attempt? There is more to this story! - Proud Airman", are you assuming this as other people are picking up on this, because of apartment cpomplex inside information or friends, just wondering?

  • Apr 25, 2012

    its not going to be fair because its the Chief of Polices dughter if it was me or you we would be under the jail Proud Airman...Tedesco (school board member) not having children in the school system made front page news...go figure...yeah we wont hear any more about this because of who she is, drunk Police Chief daughter calling people racist names and assulting them. give me a break wral...

  • hisgoddess2354 Apr 25, 2012

    She wont even see a courtroom im sure