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Son of Raleigh police chief charged

Posted July 12, 2015
Updated July 13, 2015

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— The son of Raleigh's police chief is facing a misdemeanor charge in connection with a disputed bar tab.

Raleigh police said David Brown, 23, turned himself in Saturday afternoon. He's charged with one count of defrauding an innkeeper after he allegedly walked out on a bar tab Wednesday at the Ugly Monkey in Raleigh.

Police Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown released the following statement:

"I am concerned and disappointed that my adult child made choices that caused him to be charged. While this is embarrassing for him and for me, it does not alter the love we have for one another. At the same time, I will maintain the confidence I have in the justice system and will let the legal process run its course."

Brown is scheduled to appear in court July 31.

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  • Gen Lee Jul 15, 2015
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    that is no reason to walk out on a tab. if you don't like the place then pay what you owe and never return. there are plenty of other bars around.

  • Will Brackett Jul 14, 2015
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    This might not have happened that evening, however I could totally understand walking out on a tab if the trailer trash acting owner decided to act in her alleged typical fashion and accost people/throw out slurs in a drunken rage. http://youtu.be/SJQGQM9E4Ck

  • Dan May Jul 13, 2015
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    And in other top breaking news, man charged with spitting on sidewalk arraigned. SMH. After the story title I expected something more than running out on a bar tab. Sheesh... Make him pay it if owed. Case closed. Good grief!

  • Djofraleigh Anderson Jul 13, 2015
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    Had it not been the chief's son this would not have been a story covered. The Chief's response was concise, polite, and classy.

    Being the child of a preacher, Justice or elected official comes with complications.

  • Gen Lee Jul 13, 2015
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    it is only because she is in a prominent position that this is a story.

  • Mike Jarman Jul 13, 2015
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    Chief Brown seems to be handling this with class. We should not hold the actions of an adult child against her.

  • Gen Lee Jul 13, 2015
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    well when you deal with crimes like this yes it is simple.
    but if you do the crime you do the time.

  • Gen Lee Jul 13, 2015
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    you know how hard it can be to catch armed robbery suspects?

  • Jae'lin Crowder Jul 13, 2015
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    I agree, total wast of tax payer money. Raleigh had 4 armed robberies last week. Catch those dude's.

  • Paul Parker Jul 12, 2015
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    Yeah, because we all know that every one who is arrested is guilty, right? Let's go ahead and get rid of trials also.

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