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William Bratton is taking over the helm of the NYPD, what should be his top priority?
Get tougher on crime.
Fix relationships with community.
Address "stop and frisk" issues.
Better training for officers.
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Charlotte Officer Seriously Hurt in Head-On Collision
July 6, 2011
Officer Jim Guard was driving southbound on Steele Creek Road, police said, when his patrol car collided with a Jeep Liberty SUV traveling northbound around 2:12 p.m.
Contempt Charge Against Officer May Affect 100 Charlotte Traffic Cases
May 5, 2011
Mecklenburg County, N.C., prosecutors may have to dismiss more than 100 traffic cases, some drunken-driving charges, after a police officer was convicted of criminal contempt.
Suspect Found Dead In Charlotte Home, Following Standoff
April 14, 2011
Charlotte-Mecklenburg SWAT officers surrounded a home in the northern section of the city after receiving a call of shots fired at the location and, after attempting to contact the subject, entered the home to find him dead.
Tales of Three SWAT Tragedies
April 12, 2011
While the official investigations are still ongoing, enough has already been reported to provide glimpses into what and how these tragedies might have occurred.
Robbery Suspect Left Photographic Evidence of Self
April 8, 2011
The black T-shirt had a picture of Jonathan Huntley, 25, that resembled a mug shot with the saying, "Making Money Is My Thang," according to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
Inmate Rolled Joint with Bible Page
March 17, 2011
David Allen Henson, 24, admitted to the act, after jailers found the marijuana roach made from the Bible page in his cell.
N.C. SWAT Officer Killed While Re-Inserting Flash-Bang Pin
March 17, 2011
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police SWAT veteran Fred Thornton died after incorrectly attempting to re-insert the pin into a flash-bang device when it exploded, according to preliminary results of the investigation.
N.C. SWAT Officer's Funeral Relocated to Larger Church
February 28, 2011
The service was moved to uptown's First Baptist Church of Charlotte from Calvary Church, due to the expected attendance of hundreds of officers from around the state and well wishers.
The Hazards of Flash-Bangs
February 28, 2011
The death of a veteran North Carolina SWAT officer from a flash-bag device is surprising. However, it should be pointed out that the devices pack a punch — heat exceeding 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit, a blast reaching 175 decibels and a flash of 1 million Candle-power.
N.C. SWAT Vet Dies From Flash-Bang Blast While Securing Gear
February 26, 2011
Officer Fred Thornton, a 23-year veteran and father of four, was transported to Carolinas Medical Center and underwent surgery, yet succumbed to his injuries.
Charlotte Detective Suspended Over Handling of Investigative Notes
December 9, 2010
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have suspended Arvin Fant, the detective who testified he had discarded notes in the trial of a man convicted of killing two police officers, according to a news report.
Judge Orders Public Release of Charlotte Officer's Personnel File
November 23, 2010
With the release of the records, the public gained access to the personnel files of a North Carolina police officer for the first time since the signing of an Oct. 1 law giving the public more information about government employees.
N.C. Cops Find TATP In Home of Student With Exploding Pen
October 21, 2010
TATP is the same explosive used by Richard Reid (Shoe Bomber) as well as the London subway bombings in July 2005. Ingredients include common chemicals, including hydrogen peroxide and acetone. The final product is a white powder with a strong acrid smell.
Jury Returns Guilty Verdict in Charlotte Cop Killing Trial
September 30, 2010
A jury today found Demeatrius Montgomery guilty of first-degree murder in the 2007 killings of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officers Sean Clark and Jeff Shelton.
Witness to Charlotte Cop Murders Saw Flashes from Killer’s Gun
September 9, 2010
"(The short man) reached down, he fell back, and I seen flames come out the gun," the witness said. "And then I saw more flames. Pop. Pop
Widows Recount Day CMPD Officers Were Shot
September 7, 2010
Sherry Clark and Jennifer Shelton recalled the day the learned their husbands Sean Clark and Jeff Shelton were fatally shot. Jennifer Shelton recounted visiting Jeff at the hospital to "tell him goodbye."
Investigative Sloppiness is Criminal
September 2, 2010
Your notes are legal record. Make them complete as possible and keep them safe and secure. Failure to do so can compromise a prosecution.
Charlotte Detective's Cases to be Reviewed by Independent Auditors
August 30, 2010
Arvin Fant, a 12-year veteran, admitted in court last week that he threw away notes in Demeatrius Montgomery’s case, on trial for the killing of two officers in 2007. The defense said those notes contained evidence of a possible second suspect in the slayings.
Prosecution Thrown Curveball in Charlotte Cop Killing Trial
August 26, 2010
On the third straight day of surprises in the Demeatrius Montgomery trial, attorneys argued over the importance of another possible suspect in the 2007 killings of two Charlotte police officers - a man who bears a striking resemblance to Montgomery.
Prosecutors Won't Appeal Death Penalty Decision in Charlotte Cop Killing Case
August 25, 2010
Mecklenburg County Judge Forrest Bridges ruled Tuesday that Montgomery should not face the death penalty because a detective’s misconduct has tainted the trial in the killings of two Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers.
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