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  • boneymaroney13 Aug 15, 2012

    Perhaps the Council should have open hearings before they hire the next one. What's that called . . . . . transparent?

  • Keyboard cat Aug 15, 2012

    Mickey Biggs is a great name for a cop. Just saying.

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  • Geez Louise Aug 15, 2012

    "liberals would just assume live in a country without police."

    --Get a life. Stop obsessing with politics. And check your grammar while you're at it.

  • RomneyRyan2012 Aug 15, 2012

    Interesting timing...

  • imtiredofit Aug 15, 2012

    Great news for the Raleigh Police Department. Now they can hire someone that knows how to run a police department without using quotas as a employee performance tool.

  • TheBigLC Aug 15, 2012

    liberals would just assume live in a country without police.

  • The Guy Aug 15, 2012

    The 2nd time in his career as a Chief that he has retired with multiple lawsuits filed against him. This going to cost Raleigh a lot of $$ Also, Rick Armstrong will probably be back at work (with back pay and damages) very soon.

  • julie9 Aug 15, 2012

    Rick Armstrong was not fired for having sex with prostitutes while on duty. He was accused of having a sexual relationship with a private citizen (single mother of 6 or 7) that he tried to help. It was a disgusting (NOT TRUE) accusation and Dolan knew it. It is obvious he is RESIGNING due to the pressure of the lawsuit against the city brought by Armstrong and the union. Dolan fled Michigan for the same reason when he came to NC. He goes from dept to dept ruining cops lives for his own entertainment and keeps racking up the pensions. All I can say to him is KARMA, dude. KARMA.

  • boneymaroney13 Aug 15, 2012

    Wow, if Dolan is so bad, why did Raleigh hire him? I'm sure there were equal candidates out there.

  • carlostheass Aug 15, 2012

    Well, drat. I was beginning to see an increased police presence and more people pulled over for their sloppy, aggressive, and inattentive driving and I attribute it to Dolan's new tracking model. Now it will go back to the old way and Raleigh will once again be an unbridled speedway of texting drivers.

  • Pac-Man Aug 15, 2012


    There was never any evidence that Rick Armstrong was with a prostitute. The fact is that the dept found no evidence throughout the entire 18 month investigation that he was with a prostitute.

  • boneymaroney13 Aug 15, 2012

    I know I can't. I'm just wondering what they are costing the residents of Wake County. Plus, I'm cautious of any union organization. All they ever want is more, more, more. By the way penny clown, your scarcasim indicates you can explain what the benifits cost?

  • muggs Aug 15, 2012

    When all else fails, Retire.

  • Emperor Aug 15, 2012

    I predict that Dolan gets his 2nd retirement form Raleigh. The RPD scraps the “new” evaluation system. And that Raleigh settles the lawsuit Rick Armstrong filed against the city for wrongful termination. (Armstrong will probably get his job back with back pay and Raleigh will have to pay the police union for what Dolan tried to do.) So the Raleigh tax payers will have paid out money for Dolan's failed experiment.

  • JaniceJoplin Aug 15, 2012

    Its right after he turns 55. Its to no advantage for him to remain. He is vested and will get a pension.

    Good riddance, Chief.

  • Emperor Aug 15, 2012

    I suspect that Dolan used Raleigh PD as a 'testing ground' for this “new” evaluation system so that he could retire and sell it to other police departments around the country and make big bucks. However, he knew that the Raleigh Police Union would oppose this system so he went after the union membership and the leadership of the union [former President Rick Armstrong, former VP Eric DeSimone and the number 3 guy (I can't find his name right now) of the union]. In this process, Dolan has destroyed the moral of the Raleigh PD.

    Dolan's prior stint as the Police Chief of the Grand Rapids Police Department cost the city of Grand Rapids millions of dollars in a settlement of a law suit with the police union there where he tried to do the same thing to their union.

  • Emperor Aug 15, 2012

    Re: immaannoid “I hope Retire doesn't mean get a load of money for life from Raleigh. Five years work should not qualify him for squat.”

    As a matter of fact Dolan's time with Raleigh PD (barring any unknown reason) does qualify him for another retirement payment from Raleigh. Dolan will be receiving 2 retirement payments. One form Michigan and the second from NC. Most people do not know that Cops in this state must work 30 years to get their full retirement benefits. However, those that retire from another system (in Dolan's case, Michigan) come down here and work 5 years and qualify for another retirement payment from NC.

  • BailChick Aug 15, 2012

    Now if Mickey Biggs, NC DOI Investigator/ex colleage of Harry Dolan's from back in his Lumberton days would do the same....many people would be better off! Many layers of the onion are being peeled away concerning Mickey Biggs and his abuse of power and corruption. Just ask Walter McNeil, ex Lumberton cop about corrupt behaviors of Dolan and Biggs. WRAL covered that story as well.

  • working for deadbeats Aug 15, 2012

    No, Boney, we don't know what the packages are. Please explain them. I bet you can't.

  • The Fox Aug 15, 2012

    [I don't know our chief personally, and I am sure he did not please everybody, but I hate to see people taking potshots at anyone in his position.]Unfortunately that's the way it will always be in Raleigh with senior level positions. All Raleigh will be able to attract are individuals that have a few years left before they can retire.

  • boneymaroney13 Aug 15, 2012

    Score another one for the unions! Wonder what they will bilk the city for next? Anyone know what the total package for a 5 - 10 - 15 - or 20 Raleigh officer is? Bet you'd be blown away.

  • jgilchr Aug 15, 2012

    Good perhaps there will be no quota system now.

  • PAINFREE Aug 15, 2012

    I don't know our chief personally, and I am sure he did not please everybody, but I hate to see people taking potshots at anyone in his position. Thank him for his service, and wish him well in his retirement. That is the classy thing to do. Then, move on.

  • hoopster Aug 15, 2012

    JoCo: you never answered my question about Mitt and his plan toget the nation back on its feet. you are here talking about the union. Talk about your man Mitt!

  • driverkid3 Aug 15, 2012

    I don't know the man, but I ahven't heard too much that is good about him.

  • WHEEL Aug 15, 2012

    Can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

  • BigOski Aug 15, 2012

    Grass isn't always greener.
    Some may not have liked him (including me on some of his stances) but his demeanor/personality/no bs is EXACTLY what a police chief in a mid sized city needs.

  • cwood3 Aug 15, 2012

    Chief tried to do a good job with much adversity. Retire in peace chief!!

  • Keyboard cat Aug 15, 2012

    Who was this guy?

  • lweaton Aug 15, 2012

    The union ran him off.

  • cm1 Aug 15, 2012

    He didn't even have a your homework! This certainly will make the "union" happy.

  • BernsteinIII Aug 15, 2012

    I hope Retire doesn't mean get a load of money for life from Raleigh. Five years work should not qualify him for squat.

  • Pleasepostmycomments Aug 15, 2012

    That's one way to run from controversy!

  • piene2 Aug 15, 2012

    Good riddance to bad rubbish! I am delighted that he is being forced out.

  • TarHeel4Real Aug 15, 2012

    His contract was up anyway and probably wasn't going to be renewed because most Raleigh cops don't like him and he wasted a lot of money.

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