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Grand Jury Indicts Charlotte Officer on Manslaughter Charge

January 27, 2014
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer was indicted Monday on voluntary manslaughter charges linked to the shooting death of an unarmed man.

Charlotte Officer's Attorneys Object to Second Grand Jury

January 25, 2014
The attorneys for accused Charlotte-Mecklenburg police Officer Randall Kerrick have asked a judge to block prosecutors from taking Kerrick’s voluntary manslaughter case before a second grand jury on Monday.

Grand Jury Does Not Indict Charlotte Officer Over Shooting

January 21, 2014
Officer Randall “Wes” Kerrick is charged with voluntary manslaughter in the Sept. 14 shooting death of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell, who was unarmed.

Charlotte Officer Shot While Serving Warrant in S.C.

January 7, 2014
Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD Officer Shane Page sustained injuries in a shooting while serving a warrant on a fugitive in nearby York County, S.C., on Tuesday morning.

Judge Blocks Release of Dashcam Video from Charlotte Police Shooting

November 4, 2013
A Mecklenburg County judge on Thursday effectively blocked release of the video from a controversial police shooting by giving control of the footage to the state prosecutor handling the case, the Charlotte Observer reports.

Will On-Body Kill In-Car Video?

October 16, 2013

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.

Off-Duty N.C. Officer Shot During Home Invasion

October 14, 2013
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer was wounded when two teenagers broke in to his southwest Charlotte apartment and opened fire early Sunday.

Drawing First Blood

October 9, 2013

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.

Patrol Car Video at Center of N.C. Police Shooting

September 19, 2013
Attorneys have given varying interpretations of patrol car video footage that captured the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by a Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer.

Attorney: N.C. Officer's Shooting Was Justified

September 17, 2013
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer charged with manslaughter was justified when he shot and killed an unarmed man early Saturday, his attorney said Tuesday.

N.C. Officer Charged With Manslaughter

September 16, 2013
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Police officer has been charged with manslaughter just 19 hours after he shot and killed an unarmed man after a car wreck.

50 Agencies Secure DNC In Charlotte

September 4, 2012
More than 1,000 police officers will be patrolling on foot, horseback, and motorcycles to provide security and monitor the protesters who have descended on uptown Charlotte during the Democratic National Convention.

Feds Stall Charlotte Emergency Comm Network for DNC

June 22, 2012
Federal funding has been suspended for a special communications network Charlotte officials had hoped to use for emergency and police communications during the upcoming Democratic National Convention.

N.C. Police Chaplains Told To Stop Invoking Jesus

June 21, 2012
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has asked its chaplains to stop mentioning Jesus in their invocations at department events. The change, which took place about a month ago, applies to police graduations, promotions and memorials.

Charlotte Police Learn Lessons From NATO Summit Security

May 21, 2012
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police got a first-hand look at the security plan for the NATO Summit in Chicago, and said they took away several lessons for the Democratic National Convention in September.

N.C. Cop Given Paid Leave for Alleged Beer-Bottle Attack

November 30, 2011
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police recruiting officer has been charged with assault with a dangerous weapon after he allegedly smashed a beer bottle against the head of another player during a Thanksgiving Day poker game in Massachusetts

Charlotte Selects Alcatel-Lucent for Public Safety Broadband Network

October 13, 2011
Charlotte, N.C., has contracted Alcatel-Lucent to develop and build a Long Term Evolution (LTE) public safety network in the 700 MHz frequency spectrum that has been dedicated for public-safety use. Alcatel-Lucent will provide an end-to-end LTE solution.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD Provides TASER X2 To Entire Force

October 5, 2011
Charlotte's City Council unanimously approved the largest order of X2s to date, including 1,600 of the new TASER X2 ECDs equipped with the new Auto Shut-Down Performance Power Magazine (APPM), extended warranties, 7,400 TASER cartridges and related accessories.

Robbery Victim Shot By Charlotte Cop

September 12, 2011
A Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officer shot a robbery victim early Sunday during a scuffle involving an officer and suspect at a strip mall.

N.C. Agency Shelves TASERs After Suspect's Death

July 22, 2011
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg (N.C.) Police Department has shelved its TASERs for as long as 45 days, after a suspect died after he was hit with an X26 at a light-rail station.
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