CMPD http://wfae.org en Charlotte's Under The Radar, $80M 911 Center http://wfae.org/post/charlottes-under-radar-80m-911-center <p>The City of Charlotte has undertaken several large capital projects in recent years, including the streetcar, the Blue Line Extension, and the transformation of Bojangles Arena into an amateur sports complex. One of the largest has received comparatively little attention: a new, $80 million emergency communications center, which also fits into a larger effort to upgrade an aging 911 system.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 12:20:07 +0000 Ben Bradford 54505 at http://wfae.org Charlotte's Under The Radar, $80M 911 Center Man Shot By Stray Bullet On July 4 Is In Fair Condition http://wfae.org/post/man-shot-stray-bullet-july-4-fair-condition <p>The family of Brandon Yam, the man who was shot in the head by a stray bullet on the Fourth of July, says he may be released from the hospital this week.</p><p>Family members are asking for any information that will help them identify the kind of bullet that struck him.</p><p></p><p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 21:29:35 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 54495 at http://wfae.org Man Shot By Stray Bullet On July 4 Is In Fair Condition CMPD Police Major Discusses Reasons For Officer Body Cameras http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-police-major-discusses-reasons-officer-body-cameras <p>Back in April, the Charlotte City Council voted to allow the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to purchase new body cameras for some of their police officers. While CMPD is still deciding exactly what types of body cams they want to buy, they are confident that the new equipment will help better serve both the public and police officers. This morning we were joined by CMPD Major Steve Willis to talk about the departments’ decision to start using these body cameras and how he sees them helping.</p><p> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 16:42:57 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 53168 at http://wfae.org Eastway Division Model For Future Police Stations http://wfae.org/post/eastway-division-model-future-police-stations <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city of Charlotte wants its police stations to be more of a one-stop shop. In east Charlotte, city officials celebrated the grand opening of a new police station Wednesday morning. It houses more than 100 police officers and 15 members of the city's code enforcement team. Neighborhood &amp; Business Services director Patrick Mumford says he and </span>CMPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Chief Rodney Monroe first discussed the idea of moving some of his staff into police stations about three years ago.</span></p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:57:55 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 52285 at http://wfae.org Eastway Division Model For Future Police Stations Hard-hitting, Public Safety Football In Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/hard-hitting-public-safety-football-charlotte <p>While the Carolina Panthers and the UNCC 49ers take a break for the off-season, another team is playing football in Charlotte—the Cobras, a team of policeman, firemen, medics, and other area emergency responders.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 14:21:27 +0000 Ben Bradford 51221 at http://wfae.org Hard-hitting, Public Safety Football In Charlotte McMurray Drives To Upset In All-Star Race http://wfae.org/post/mcmurray-drives-upset-all-star-race <p>Jamie McMurray was a 40-to-1 long shot but a late surge helped him to an upset victory in the million-dollar NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday night.&nbsp; It was the first big event in 2014 Race Week.&nbsp;</p><p>McMurray was in second place as the race restarted for the 10-lap sprint to the checkered flag. Lined up outside of pole-sitter Carl Edwards, McMurray waged a door-to-door battle with the leader for a lap before he finally cleared Edwards for the lead two laps into the fifth segment.&nbsp; &nbsp;</p> Sun, 18 May 2014 14:32:44 +0000 David Boraks 51176 at http://wfae.org Judge Orders Hold On Civil Lawsuit Against CMPD Officer Randall Kerrick http://wfae.org/post/judge-orders-hold-civil-lawsuit-against-cmpd-officer-randall-kerrick <p>A civil lawsuit against CMPD officer Randall Kerrick is on hold for sixty days while his criminal trial proceeds.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. District Court Judge Graham Mullen</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;made that decision Tuesday in response to a request by the city of Charlotte. The <a href="http://wfae.org/post/jonathon-ferrells-family-files-suit-shooting-death" target="_blank">civil suit</a> was filed by the family of 24-year-old Jonathan Ferrell who was <a href="http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-officer-fired-12-times-killing-unarmed-man" target="_blank">fatally shot ten times</a> by </span>Kerrick<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in September. Ferrell was unarmed.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Tue, 13 May 2014 21:06:02 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 50866 at http://wfae.org Judge Orders Hold On Civil Lawsuit Against CMPD Officer Randall Kerrick 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 Mayor Cannon Resigns After Arrest On Federal Bribery Charges http://wfae.org/post/mayor-cannon-resigns-after-arrest-federal-bribery-charges <p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;"><em>UPDATE: 7:30 a.m. Thursday</em></strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon </span><a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201403/CannonResignationLetter.pdf?__utma=100058712.665783570.1395344721.1395856381.1395875887.13&amp;__utmb=100058712.74.7.1395876992326&amp;__utmc=100058712&amp;__utmx=-&amp;__utmz=100058712.1395674403.9.2.utmcsr=charlotteobserver.com|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/2014/03/23/4789086/uncc-updating-engineering-courses.html&amp;__utmv=-&amp;__utmk=150381238" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">has resigned</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> after the FBI <a href="http://wfae.org/post/how-fbis-case-against-cannon-went-down" target="_blank">arrested him Wednesday on federal corruption charges</a>.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The <a href="http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wfae/files/201403/Cannon_As_Filed_Complaint_0.pdf" target="_blank">federal criminal complaint</a> says the FBI received a tip in August 2010 </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">from local law enforcement that Cannon was potentially involved in illegal activities and public corruption</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The FBI began an undercover investigation </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">posing as commercial real estate developers and investors looking to do business in Charlotte.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:12:22 +0000 WFAE News 47739 at http://wfae.org Mayor Cannon Resigns After Arrest On Federal Bribery Charges