Charlotte Mecklenburg Police http://wfae.org en Council Approves Purchase Of Body Cameras For CMPD Officers http://wfae.org/post/council-approves-purchase-body-cameras-cmpd-officers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>Charlotte police officers will be adding another piece of equipment to their uniforms: body cameras.</p><p></p><p>Charlotte city council members voted to allow CMPD to purchase new body cameras for some of its officers.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 16:52:17 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 49060 at http://wfae.org Council Approves Purchase Of Body Cameras For CMPD Officers CMPD Officer Arrested For Secretly Taking Photos Of Teen Girls http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-officer-arrested-secretly-taking-photos-teen-girls <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte-Mecklenburg police&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">officer was arrested Wednesday afternoon for allegedly taking inappropriate photos of four teenage girls who were in </span>CMPD's<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> High School Academy. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 20:34:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 45380 at http://wfae.org CMPD Officer Arrested For Secretly Taking Photos Of Teen Girls N.C. Cut From Boeing's List For 777x Plant http://wfae.org/post/nc-cut-boeings-list-777x-plant <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte and two other sites in North Carolina have lost out in their bids to win a new Boeing plant. The giant aircraft builder told state officials Friday that sites in Charlotte, Greensboro and </span>Kinston<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> were out of the running as sites for a plant to build the new </span>777X<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> airliner.&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:51:24 +0000 David Boraks 41626 at http://wfae.org 17-year-old Charged In Shooting Of Three Teens http://wfae.org/post/17-year-old-charged-shooting-three-teens <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>A 17-year-old turned himself in Friday morning in the shooting of three teenagers. Anthony Williams is charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon.&nbsp;</p><p></p><p> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 06:29:12 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 41098 at http://wfae.org 'Ski Mask Rapist' Confesses To Six More Crimes http://wfae.org/post/ski-mask-rapist-confesses-six-more-crimes <p>A 34-year-old sexual assault case ended Tuesday. In 1979, Jerry Brooks raped at least eight women in Charlotte. He was scheduled to go to trial today but as part of a plea agreement, he pleaded guilty and received a life sentence.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:16:03 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 39121 at http://wfae.org 'Ski Mask Rapist' Confesses To Six More Crimes Toxicology, Autopsy Report For Shooting Victim Ferrell Released http://wfae.org/post/toxicology-autopsy-report-shooting-victim-ferrell-released <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The state's medical examiner's office released a </span><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201311/ToxicologyReport_Ferrell.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">toxicology</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201311/AutopsyReportFerrell.pdf" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">autopsy report</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;for Jonathan Ferrell on Friday afternoon.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The report shows that the 24-year-old had nicotine, a small amount of alcohol and caffeine in his system on the night of his death in mid-September. The report shows that Ferrell's blood alcohol level was .06 percent. State law puts the legal blood alcohol level limit at .08 percent while driving.</span></p><p> Sat, 02 Nov 2013 06:32:50 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 38449 at http://wfae.org Toxicology, Autopsy Report For Shooting Victim Ferrell Released Judge Grants Prosecutor Control Of Police Shooting Video; Effectively Blocks Release http://wfae.org/post/judge-grants-prosecutor-control-police-shooting-video-effectively-blocks-release <p>A judge on Thursday effectively <a href="http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/news/documents/2013/10/31/State_v._Kerrick_-_Order_103113.pdf" target="_blank">prohibited CMPD from releasing dash-cam video </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><a href="http://media.cmgdigital.com/shared/news/documents/2013/10/31/State_v._Kerrick_-_Order_103113.pdf" target="_blank">footage</a> from the death of an unarmed man who was fatally shot 10 times by a police officer.</span></p><p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 03:51:58 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 38385 at http://wfae.org Judge Grants Prosecutor Control Of Police Shooting Video; Effectively Blocks Release Police Arrest 15 As Part Of 'Operation Heartbreak Hotels' http://wfae.org/post/police-arrest-15-part-operation-heartbreak-hotels <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Federal and local law enforcement officers have been working to cut down on the number of drug transactions taking place at hotels along the I-85 and Sugar Creek corridor. After a four-month investigation, police arrested fifteen people this morning and charged them with possession of drugs and firearms.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 13:29:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 37842 at http://wfae.org Police Arrest 15 As Part Of 'Operation Heartbreak Hotels' Fiancee Of Shooting Victim Ferrell Wants CMPD To Release Dash-Cam Video http://wfae.org/post/fiancee-shooting-victim-ferrell-wants-cmpd-release-dash-cam-video <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>fiancée<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Jonathan Ferrell, the unarmed&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">24-year-old</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">man killed by a police officer last month, wants the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to release a dash-cam video of the incident in which he was shot 10 times.</span></p><p>But CMPD says the decision to release the video is no longer theirs.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 04:45:32 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 37778 at http://wfae.org Fiancee Of Shooting Victim Ferrell Wants CMPD To Release Dash-Cam Video Court Rules Hidden Valley Kings Gang Members Can't Mingle http://wfae.org/post/court-rules-hidden-valley-kings-gang-members-cant-mingle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Mecklenburg County is the first in North Carolina to invoke a new law that allows police departments to prevent gang members from associating with each other in public or being near someone who is carrying drugs or guns.</span></p><p>A judge Thursday morning granted&nbsp;CMPD's&nbsp;request for a civil injunction against a north Charlotte gang called the Hidden Valley Kings.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:59:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 33849 at http://wfae.org Court Rules Hidden Valley Kings Gang Members Can't Mingle