Charlotte Mecklenburg Police http://wfae.org en Police to visit neighborhood where woman disappeared http://wfae.org/post/police-visit-neighborhood-where-woman-disappeared <p>Mecklenburg Police are continuing their investigation into the disappearance last week of Bianca Richardson Tanner of Charlotte. On Sunday, members of the department’s Homicide and Missing Persons Unit planned to knock on doors in the 1000 block of Druid Circle, off Stateville Avenue, where she was last seen a week ago. Detectives had planned a 2 p.m. meeting at the intersection of Double Oaks Road and Newland Road, across from the Double Oaks Pool.&nbsp; A $5,000 reward is being offered in the case. Sun, 15 Jun 2014 14:35:31 +0000 David Boraks 52970 at http://wfae.org CMPD Sees Drop In Crime In First Quarter of 2014 http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-sees-drop-crime-first-quarter-2014 <p>CMPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> saw crime <a href="http://www.charmeck.org/city/charlotte/CMPD/safety/CrimeStat/Documents/CS14Qtr1-QtrSummary.pdf" target="_blank">drop in almost all of the major categories </a>for the first quarter of this year including violent crime and robberies compared to the same period last year.</span></p><p>At a press conference in East Charlotte, CMPD also credited a new team of officers for a decrease in deaths related to drunk driving.</p><p> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 19:50:51 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 49737 at http://wfae.org CMPD Sees Drop In Crime In First Quarter of 2014 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'