A city-county program to reduce violent crime now has a name

Officials hope the Alternatives to Violence program can reduce crime in Charlotte communities suffering from a host of social and economic disparities.
By Sarafina Wright | May 26, 2021

CMPD seizes 7 guns within 36 hours

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police charged seven people, including five juveniles, in two separate crimes happening 36 hours apart in northwest Charlotte.
By Jonathan Limehouse | March 16, 2021

Fatal shooting in northeast Charlotte marks city’s 100th homicide

The milestone is just shy of last year’s 107 homicides. Charlotte City Council recently adopted the SAFE Plan to address, in part, public safety and policing.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 28, 2020

Public safety, reimagining policing at the center of new City of Charlotte report

City Council will vote Monday to adopt Safety and Accountability for Everyone (SAFE) Plan. Housing, jobs and transportation also addressed.
By Jonathan Limehouse | October 25, 2020

CMPD will no longer use tear gas to disperse large crowds, won’t pursue no-knock warrants

CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings made the announcement during Tuesday's safe communities committee meeting.
By Jonathan Limehouse | September 29, 2020

Gunfire claims life of teen in northeast Charlotte

Teen pronounced dead at the scene Sunday night from apparent gunshot wound.
By QCity Metro Staff | September 28, 2020