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Charlotte City and Police Settle with Civil Rights Groups Over Protest Tactics

The terms of the settlement force extensive revisions to CMPD directives, including a ban on the use of CS tear gas during protests and a ban on the use of chemical weapons to “kettle” or trap protesters.

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Charlotte Deputy Chief to Lead Raleigh Police

“I am excited to announce that Estella Patterson will be the 30th Police Chief of the Raleigh Police Department,” said Raleigh City Manager Marchell Adams-David. “She understands the important issues that police departments across our country are facing today and she is more than capable of leading RPD in this new era of policing."

NC Officer's Son Dies in Accidental Shooting

Around 7:35 a.m., Guilford County deputies, EMS and fire officials responded to a home in Whitsett when they were told a child was shot.

Charlotte SWAT Resolves 4 Standoffs with Help of Mental Health Pros

CMPD had mental health resources on hand during all the armed barricade situations this month, Maj. Dave Johnson said.

NC City Cuts Police Services as Officers Leave Department

Asheville Police Chief David Zack said delayed response times — for crimes, such as fraud and many thefts under $1,000 — and even more service cuts are likely as APD struggles to fill vacancies that now amount to 30% of the 238 sworn officer positions.

NC Deputy Shot Serving Eviction Notice

Sgt. Ronald Waller, a 20-year-veteran of the sheriff's office, was serving an eviction notice at an apartment complex when he was shot twice in the hip.

DA Rules Fatal OIS of Andrew Brown Justified But "Tragic"

The district attorney said that Brown used his car as a "deadly weapon," causing Pasquotank County deputies to believe it was necessary to use deadly force.

NC Sheriff Says Family Warned Law Enforcement About Son who Killed 2 Deputies

Watauga County Sheriff Len Hagaman said his office had received calls about Barnes on Sunday from family members concerned he “might try and do something.”

2 NC Deputies Ambushed and Killed During Welfare Check

When arriving on the scene, deputies found all vehicles of those they were trying to contact parked at the residence. Once deputies went into the home, an unknown person fired shots toward the deputies, striking two of them.

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2 NC Deputies Shot During Welfare Check, Standoff in Progress

Deputies proceeded to enter the home after discovering all vehicles belonging to the residents were on the property. Upon entering the home, deputies received gunfire from an unknown individual within the residence. Two deputies were hit.

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