Estella Patterson, an FBI National Academy graduate, former Army reservist, and current deputy chief of Charlotte’s police, is chosen to replace Cassandra Deck-Brown as Raleigh’s new police chief!
She summarized her vision of her tenure like this (or you could watch the full candidate’s forum):
Patterson will be diving into some rough waters when she starts this August. Lack of trust in the police (and downstream effects of that like out-of-hand protests) took a toll on downtown businesses, after all. Plus, there’s problems with holding the police accountable: the police are refusing to cooperate with the civilian board that’s supposed to oversee them, a situation that got so bad that two of its members quit in protest.