Mecklenburg DA announces changes to deal with backlogged cases

As jury trials resume in North Carolina, Spencer B. Merriweather III said his office will focus on prosecuting violent crimes, not simple drug possession.
By Jonathan Limehouse | November 18, 2020

Police Reports: 1 dead in University City shooting; officers shot at in NoDa; 2 teens charged with murder

As of early Saturday, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police had reported 98 illegal killings in the city so far this year.
By Glenn Burkins | October 24, 2020

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police investigate fatal shooting in northwest Charlotte

The victim was found in the 3600 block of Rozzelles Ferry Road early Friday.
By Glenn Burkins | October 9, 2020

Fatal shooting in southwest Charlotte leaves 1 dead

The victim was reported dead in a parking lot.
By Glenn Burkins | October 3, 2020

No criminal charges for CMPD officers connected to Harold Easter’s death, Meck DA says

District Attorney's report says the state couldn't prove involuntary manslaughter charges beyond a reasonable doubt.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 21, 2020

Gun owner charged after child’s accidental shooting in west Charlotte

The child, age 2, was listed in stable condition.
By Glenn Burkins | August 13, 2020

CMPD officer on unpaid leave after he was arrested in Union County

The officer was charged with driving while impaired and carrying a concealed weapon.
By Glenn Burkins | July 27, 2020

Police: Charlotte homicides are up, but so are arrests

In recent weeks, CMPD has announced nine arrests in seven homicides that happened between June 29 and July 21.
By Glenn Burkins | July 22, 2020

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

City officials explore ways to curb violence and crime on Beatties Ford Road

Malcolm Graham, who represents District 2 on Charlotte City Council, challenged city officials to get serious about crime on the corridor. His district includes Beatties Ford Road and Historic West End.
By Glenn Burkins | July 12, 2020