The Raleigh Police Protective Association proudly endorses Jeff Cruden for Wake County DA. This is the media release that has been sent out.
"As Wake County voters prepare to elect a new District Attorney, they need a strong, experienced, capable prosecutor with sound judgment. The Raleigh Police Protective Association, Wake County’s largest law enforcement group, strongly endorses career prosecutor Jeff Cruden.
Among all six candidates, Mr. Cruden has by far the most and best experience as a tough, highly effective criminal prosecutor. None of the other candidates come close.
Mr. Cruden, a Wake County native, U.S. Navy veteran, active church member, and married father of two children, is the only Republican candidate for District Attorney who has won a murder trial. During his 20 years in public service, Mr. Cruden has prosecuted hundreds of criminal jury trials and won the convictions of more than 50 murderers, including five capital cases.
For two decades, Mr. Cruden have worked alongside those of us in law enforcement to protect the public and vindicate victims while sending scores of killers, rapists, robbers, kidnappers, child abusers, drug dealers, and drunk drivers to prison.
Wake County’s 1 million people need and deserve veteran prosecutor Jeff Cruden as their next District Attorney. Our association, with 550 sworn officers, urges everyone to support Mr. Cruden for this critical public-safety post."