CMPD crime scene techs say their work can be very physically demanding and officers often don't realize what is involved. "I don't know how many times I have shown up on a scene and the officers have said to me, 'It's just going to be pictures,'" says Crime Scene Supervisor Roy Patterson. "But it doesn't work like that."
A suspect is in custody after two Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) police officers were shot and injured on Sunday, according to officials. The officers responded to a domestic violence call when the shooting took place. The officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries. Read More Here.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police shot and killed a suspect wanted in an officer-involved shooting earlier this week. Read Full Story Here.
Law enforcement agencies have been using in-car video cameras for a little more than two decades. The devices have defended officers against nuisance claims of abusive or even brutal behavior. But now some agencies are beginning to ask if in-car video systems have been made obsolete by officer-worn systems.
Reporters rarely get all the facts right because the facts are hazy by the time their first stories are posted on the Web, broadcast, or inked onto paper. That haziness doesn't clear until the official investigation is complete. By then the reporters have created a "truth" that persists in the public consciousness.