Weekend violence: 4 killed in separate shootings, including 16-year-old boy
With the homicide rate in Charlotte climbing, City Manager Marcus Jones last week outlined a plan to address violent crime in four of the city’s “hot spots.”
By Glenn Burkins | July 13, 2020
A father’s pain: Two men speak out after losing their only sons in Beatties Ford Road shooting
Both men are asking witnesses to come forward and tell the police what they saw.
By Glenn Burkins | July 8, 2020
Police: Shooting leaves 1 dead in southeast Charlotte
Victim was identified as a 52-year-old man.
By Olivia Todd | July 6, 2020
Exit interview: Some parting thoughts from Kerr Putney
The former CMPD chief said true police reform would require greater investments in the lives of Black and Latino youths.
By Glenn Burkins | July 2, 2020
CMPD: 2 dead, 1 injured in shootings late Monday
On Tuckaseegee Road, two people were found shot inside a business, one fatally.
By Glenn Burkins | June 30, 2020
CMPD’s incoming chief says changes in policing are ‘inevitable’
Johnny Jennings, who takes over leadership from Chief Kerr Putney on Wednesday, said he wants to collaborate with Charlotte communities.
By Glenn Burkins | June 29, 2020
CMPD Chief Kerr Putney to retire July 1
Putney will step down early, citing scaled-back version of GOP convention.
By Kallan Louis | June 23, 2020
Police: Woman stabbed to death in southeast Charlotte
A man who was at the scene when officers arrived has been charged with murder.
By Glenn Burkins | June 17, 2020
Analysis | Defunding CMPD and reactions from city council
Voices from the June 8 city council vote to withhold funding for tear gas purchases.
By Glenn Burkins | June 9, 2020
Mecklenburg Sheriff Garry McFadden says he’s drafting a ‘duty to intervene’ policy
The policy, he said, would require Mecklenburg’s deputy sheriffs to act if they see another deputy committing an unlawful act.
By Glenn Burkins | June 4, 2020