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North Carolina City Votes to Slash Police Budget by $770,000

The Ashville (NC) City Council on Tuesday night voted 5-2 to slash the police department budget by more than three quarters of a million dollars.

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NC Deputy Killed Responding to Vehicle Burglary

Deputy Ryan Hendrix and other deputies arrived on scene and confronted the suspect, who was wanted on a warrant for parole violation. Sheriff Lowell Griffin said the suspect initially complied with commands but then grabbed the handgun and opened fire, striking Deputy Hendrix in the face.

North Carolina Deputy Critically Wounded in Gunfight

A deputy with the Henderson County (NC) Sheriff's Office is listed in critical condition in a local hospital following a gunfight in which the assailant was fatally shot on Wednesday night.

North Carolina Officer Struck By Vehicle Reportedly Uninjured

An officer with the Hickory (NC) Police Department who was struck by a car during a vehicle pursuit of an armed robbery suspect was reportedly uninjured during the incident.

Social Workers Will Soon be Accompanying Raleigh Police on Some 911 Calls

The eight-person team will have a supervising sergeant, a detective, three social workers and three police officers, said Chief Cassandra Deck-Brown.

North Carolina Department to Begin "Active Bystander Training" for Officers

Officers with the Wilmington (NC) Police Department will soon be undergoing new training that is aimed at empowering them to speak up and intervene when they see a fellow-LEO doing something they deem to be incorrect or illegal.

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.

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.

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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.