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NC Troopers Association endorses McCrory

N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory speaks to media and invited guests as he introduces Robert (Bob) Schurmeier (right), president of U.S. ISS Agency and a former deputy chief with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to be the next director of the State Bureau of Investigation. The General Assembly must confirm Schurmeier for the job.
N.C. Gov. Pat McCrory speaks to media and invited guests as he introduces Robert (Bob) Schurmeier (right), president of U.S. ISS Agency and a former deputy chief with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department to be the next director of the State Bureau of Investigation. The General Assembly must confirm Schurmeier for the job. cliddy@newsobserver.com

The NC Troopers Association has endorsed Gov. Pat McCrory in his reelection bid over Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper.

“As governor, Pat McCrory has consistently strived to fairly and impartially uphold the rule of law in our state and help the law enforcement community do its job. He passed needed pay increases for our highway patrol officers, supported the implementation of dash cams on patrol cars and established innovative programs to strengthen the Highway Patrol by adding more military veterans to our ranks, for instance,” says the endorsement letter released Tuesday.

“Governor McCrory has also pushed for additional resources and fixes to the state's crime lab, which has been a constant hindrance to law enforcement's ability to keep North Carolinians safe because of decades of mismanagement.”

The crime lab is under Cooper’s state Department of Justice.

The endorsement comes the day after McCrory signed a bill requiring court orders for the public to see law enforcement body camera and dashboard camera recordings and another establishing a Blue Alert system to help catch people suspected of killing or seriously injuring law enforcement officers.

Lynn Bonner: 919-829-4821, @Lynn_Bonner

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