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Raleigh police chief, wounded warrior to attend Obama speech

Posted February 12, 2013

— Two people with Triangle ties have been invited to attend President Barack Obama's State of the Union address on Capitol Hill Tuesday night.

Raleigh Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown was invited to sit with Democratic 4th District Congressman David Price. He said he wants to finds ways to combat juvenile crime with Deck-Brown, who assumed command of the Raleigh Police Department last month.

"As a father and a grandfather, I am very interested in exploring new and innovative partnerships between Congress and local law enforcement to keep our schools, neighborhoods and communities safe and supportive places for our young people," Price said in a statement.

Deck-Brown said she plans to use her time in Washington, D.C., to begin developing collaborations that could help her department.

First lady Michelle Obama invited Marine Sgt. Carlos Evans of Cameron to sit with her during the speech. They first met while he was recovering at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington after losing his legs and left hand in Afghanistan.

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  • more cowbell Feb 12, 6:32 p.m.

    Attend an obama speach? Is this really necessary other than help people

  • workingforthosethatwont Feb 12, 6:27 p.m.

    kissing up at it's finest

  • jbigbird3 Feb 12, 5:38 p.m.

    Love the fact that 50 people appied for Chief and one of the finalist just got fired. Seriously.
    The answers to Raleigh's problems are not in Washington!!

  • Relic Feb 12, 5:30 p.m.

    "begin developing collaborations that could help her department." Translation: Look for grants for the PD and schmooze. Wait...wasn't stuff like that and trips and such the reason people complained about Dolan??? Where are these folks at now?

    Kudos to the First Lady for her choice.

  • stanleystevens Feb 12, 4:39 p.m.

    Will you be attending any Republican speeches chief?

  • jblake1932 Feb 12, 4:01 p.m.

    Wake residents: Get your gun permits while you can!

  • DukeFan23 Feb 12, 2:09 p.m.

    So it begins.

  • venitapeyton Feb 12, 1:55 p.m.

    This sets a bad precedent.

  • itsnotatumah Feb 12, 12:55 p.m.

    A good place to start would be the bus stops and the main hub downtown! Maybe I should be a detective. My qualifications, I have eyes.