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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.

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.

Evidence Tossed in Charlotte Cop Killer Trial, Judge Rules Out Death Penalty

August 24, 2010
Judge Forrest Bridges ruled this afternoon that Demeatrius Montgomery should not face the death penalty because of an investigator's misconduct during the investigation into the 2007 killings of two Charlotte police officers.

90 Shots Fired in Charlotte Standoff

August 6, 2010
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged Cody Richmond with attempted murder, 10 counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, and 10 counts of assault with a deadly weapon on a law enforcement officer.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg PD Graduates Largest Recruit Class Ever

July 4, 2010
The new class also has a range of backgrounds, including a semi-professional athlete, two retired police officers who decided to come back to duty and a married couple who used to work in government.

N.C. Jury Imposes Death Penalty on MS-13 Leader

April 29, 2010
The 25-year-old Alejandro Enrique Ramirez Umana (a.k.a. "Wizard") shot and killed two brothers in December 2007 in Guilford County, N.C.

Charlotte Sergeants Sue Department for Overtime Pay

March 30, 2010
More than 30 current and former police sergeants have sued the city of Charlotte, claiming their employer violated federal labor law by not paying them overtime.

Charlotte Officer was Traveling 90-Plus Before Accident, Police Say

October 16, 2009
A police officer was traveling 93 miles per hour before crashing while responding to a call in SouthPark earlier this week, a report just released from the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says.

Charlotte Officer Critically Injured in Patrol Car Accident

October 14, 2009
Officer Joe Willinsky, who has been on the police force for about 13 months and works in the Providence Division, is in critical condition at Carolinas Medical Center, according to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Officer Robert Fey, a spokesman for the department.
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