An early morning standoff was short-lived when just after 8 a.m., officers responded to reports of an individual armed with a rifle at the Epicentre.  Police say the woman fired at least one shot at a security officer.  They closed off Trade Street and thankfully within the hour had her in custody.  No one was […]

Lots of people are wondering how is the Stay At Home Order invoked by Mecklenburg County being enforced.  Can I get a ticket? Arrested?  Do I need written permission from my job?  CMPD addresses this directly.

The new Levine Museum of the New South exhibit K(No)w Justice, K(No)w Peace examines the impact of police-involved killings in Charlotte and other U.S. cities. The exhibit humanizes the victims of the shootings, who are often vilified, as well as the protestors, who too are often vilified. Twitter :: The Latest Music, Celebrities and Interviews: […]

A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer shot and killed Josue Javier Diaz, 28, after Diaz collided with an unmarked CMPD car on Albemarle Road in the fatal incident that occurred just after 1 p.m. The officers called for a marked car and chased the vehicle to the 6200 block of Albemarle Road near the Pizza Hut and U-Haul, according […]

The Charlotte City Council voted  unanimously on Monday to ask state legislators to grant subpoena power to the police Citizen’s Review Board. The changes are in response to cries of more police reform following the September riots. The riots highlighted distrust between citizens and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department. It’s unclear whether the state legislature will […]

Charlotte Mecklenburg Police say an 18-year-old wanted for armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon fatally shot himself this morning, the Charlotte Observer reported. Police tried to serve an arrest warrant on Timothy Davis for an incident that occurred last week, but Davis barricaded himself in a home off Mt. Holly-Huntersville Road. Police tried […]

In response to calls for more trust between the community and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, there will be a “Can We Talk about Police Community Relations and the Citizens Review Board” on Jan. 5 at the Palmer Building. The town hall was announced during the City Council’s briefing on the Council Action Plan that was approved […]

During Wednesday’s protest in front of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department, protestors taunted CMPD Officer Mike Campagna. The Latest Music, Celebrities and Interviews: It started with one woman with a megaphone yelling at Campagna and other officers who were standing across the street. She questioned them about Justin Carr’s death. For the next 10 minutes, […]

District Attorney Andrew Murray’s decision not to charge Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer Brentley Vinson in the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott didn’t come as a surprise to anyone, but that didn’t stop people from expressing their frustration with a criminal justice system that seems to routinely sanction killing black men.   Twitter :: The Latest […]

In an affidavit from Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Major Michael Campagna, police say accusations that a police officer killed protestor Justin Carr increased the agitation during the second night of rioting following Keith Lamont Scott’s death. “The crowd is convinced that the police killed the victim with a rubber bullet. While untrue, this belief dramatically elevates the […]

In an interview with “CBS This Morning,” Rakeyia Scott told co-host Gayle King that she doesn’t believe officer Brentley Vinson fatally shot her husband last month. In the interview, Scott doesn’t say who she believes killed Scott. “Officer Vinson, I don’t believe shot my husband,” Rakeyia Scott said. “Because of the positioning when the shooting […]

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney is going to be more transparent regarding police video and ask for independent review of department. Putney has been under intense pressure following the officer-involved fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott a couple of weeks ago. After finally succumbing to pressure, Putney released more footage from the Sept. 20 shooting […]