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NC Man Accused of Shooting Child Falls into Quarry After Fleeing Scene

The girl was found in a home off Noles Circle north of Lincolnton, where she had been shot in the back, and her 33-year-old mother was found on the kitchen floor with multiple gunshot wounds, authorities said.

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Man Steals Police SUV, Drags Officer, Crashes Car in Wild Incident

On Wednesday night, a man stole a patrol SUV, dragged an officer with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg (NC) Police Department for a distance, and then led officers on a vehicle pursuit that lasted nearly a half hour before crashing.

Asheville Officials Support Defunding NC City's Police Department

Councilman Keith Young, said full funding should wait until a planned Sept. 22 strategy for Asheville PD divestment.

Nearly 2 Dozen Arrested in Protest at North Carolina Police Department

Officers with the Durham (NC) Police Department arrested 23 people in connection with vandalism and violent protest outside the former department headquarters building on Saturday evening.

Three North Carolina Officers Fired Over Hate Speech

Piner reportedly said he is “ready” for the civil war and martial law he believes is coming, saying, “we are just gonna go out and start slaughtering them..."

North Carolina Protesters Decry New Police Budget, Call for "Defunding"

Dozens of protesters gathered and camped out overnight at the headquarters of the Durham (NC) Police Department after the approval by the city council of a new city budget, which includes funding for the agency.

North Carolina Agency Welcomes Former Shelter Dog as Narcotics K-9

The Gaston (NC) Police Department has a new member of its narcotics enforcement team—K-9 Jax—that was once a rescue dog and was taken in and trained by a local establishment focused on animal care, shelter, and training.

Charlotte Leaders Ban Police Purchase of Chemical Agents

“Without their use, this city would be on fire, and injuries would be much greater,” the FOP said of chemical agents. “As rocks and explosives are hurled at them, what measures do the police in Charlotte now have to defend themselves and the preservation of life and property?”

North Carolina Officer Shot in Gunfight, Flown to Hospital

According to the Wadesboro Town Manager, Wadesboro Police responded to an initial call of gunshots on the north side of town. While on the way, officers saw a vehicle matching the description from the initial call and followed behind.

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Charlotte Names New Police Chief

Jennings is currently a CMPD Deputy Chief overseeing the Support Services group, including the Community Services Bureau. He will take over the role once Chief Kerr Putney retires after the Republican National Convention scheduled for August 24-27.