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NC Highway Patrol commander resigns amid tumult

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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Gov. Beverly Perdue says the state's top Highway Patrol official has resigned.

Perdue said in a statement that Col. Randy Glover resigned after a brief conversation Friday morning. She did not elaborate on why he stepped down. A spokeswoman says he will officially retire on Sept. 1 and help with the transition.

The resignation comes after a series of scandals in the department tarnished the Highway Patrol's reputation. The patrol has seen a number of troopers resign or be fired for problems ranging from drunken driving arrests to sending inappropriate text
messages.

Perdue met with the patrol's top officials earlier this month and demanded an end to the string of ethical lapses. She said on Friday she will announce a Highway Patrol transition leadership team next week.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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Investigation into highway patrol

First I would like to say the GOOD OLE BOYS in Raleigh really take care of their own. Why doesn't WWAY TV 3 do some investigative reporting on the DMV ENFORCEMENT in Wilmington, they have a female officer that thinks she is above the law and can harass innocent business owners with a vengence. She make horrific comments and threatens them. But once again the GOOD OLE BOYS in Raleigh DO ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. She is paid by the taxpayers and she should have to answer for thinking and acting like she is the judge and jury. As usual NOTHING is done. We the taxpayers should make sure in November we get the trash out of office so we can get the people who hold the badges and think they can do or act any way they want out of office also. I am a concerned citizen & taxpayer.

He Resigned??

that position causes a question. If he resigned, why did he not have a letter of resignation to turn in?

He was caught unprepared. He had not anticipated the "normal" meeting would turn into "resign or be fired".

The Governor should complete the process by replacing his superior.

That allows a clean slate.

This should send a message to that minority of Troppers who were giving the Highway Patrol a bad name.