Police: 2 killed in separate shootings in southwest Charlotte

CMPD had not announced an arrest in either shooting.
By Qcitymetro Staff | February 16, 2020

Putney: Force not a factor in suspect’s death

Update: In his first public statement about the case, Chief Kerr Putney declined to discuss the police encounter that preceded the death of Harold Easter.
By Glenn Burkins | January 31, 2020

Man dies after ‘medical emergency’ in police custody

Also, police report fatal shooting late Friday in southwest Charlotte.
By Qcitymetro Staff | January 25, 2020

Police: 15-year-old boy arrested, charged with robbing convenience store

Police said the suspect fired "numerous rounds" while robbing the store. An employee inside was injured.
By Glenn Burkins | January 13, 2020

What grade would you give Mecklenburg County’s criminal justice system?

Starting this year, the three main crime-fighting branches -- cops, courts and local prosecutors -- will issue themselves a quarterly report card.
By Glenn Burkins | January 13, 2020

Opinion | CMPD showed DaBaby who has the juice, but was it worth the squeeze?

The recent incident between CMPD and rapper DaBaby was a missed opportunity for community-building.
By Kallan Louis | December 30, 2019

CMPD: No more electronic monitors for homicide suspects

This article was first published in our Morning Brew newsletter. Sign up today. Suspects charged with homicide no longer will […]
By Glenn Burkins | December 9, 2019

Killing but no homicide

Not every Charlotte killing is counted as a homicide. As the city's official homicide count inches toward 100 for 2019, learn how CMPD decides.
By Glenn Burkins | November 20, 2019

City announces Kerr Putney’s retirement plan, and it’s complicated

Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones said a permanent replacement will be named after the Republican National Convention.
By Glenn Burkins | October 7, 2019

Father and son, both employed by local government, charged with stealing patio furniture

A father and son – both employees of local government – were arrested last week and charged with stealing patio […]
By Glenn Burkins | September 25, 2019