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Raleigh Police Have Change Of Heart Over Woman's Citation

Posted July 29, 2005 6:23 a.m. EDT

— The Raleigh Police Department decided to void the citation given to a woman who got in trouble after double-checking an officer's identity.

A police officer knocked on Marie Venezia's door at 9 p.m. last Tuesday night to ask her about damage to a neighbor's fence.

In the middle of the conversation, Venezia told the officer she wanted to call 911 and verify who he was. When she came back, the officer gave her a ticket for obstructing justice.

The Raleigh Police Department told WRAL that the department will learn from the experience and use it in training sessions.