Surveillance 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 Charlotte Sees Overall Drop In Crime In 2013 http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-sees-overall-drop-crime-2013 <p>CMPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chief Rodney Monroe delivered the <a href="http://charmeck.org/city/charlotte/CMPD/safety/CrimeStat/Documents/CS13Dec-MonthlySummary.pdf" target="_blank">end of year crime statistics</a>&nbsp;on Wednesday. Overall, the number of crimes dropped by 5.5 percent in 2013.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The number of burglaries and stolen vehicles reported decreased, but homicides and rapes increased.</span></p><p> Thu, 23 Jan 2014 14:15:29 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 43529 at http://wfae.org Charlotte Sees Overall Drop In Crime In 2013 CMPD Set To Expand Reach Of Surveillance Network http://wfae.org/post/cmpd-set-expand-reach-surveillance-network <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department has more than a hundred new security cameras Uptown. They were purchased through a federal grant for the Democratic National Convention. Nearly five months later, they’re still in place. But </span>CMPD<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> says they could be put to better use in high-crime areas.</span></p><p></p><p>CMPD’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Video Observation Room is a little bit </span>sci-fi<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 31 Jan 2013 14:41:25 +0000 Ben Bradford 20486 at http://wfae.org CMPD Set To Expand Reach Of Surveillance Network Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Want To Monitor Private Cameras http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-mecklenburg-police-want-monitor-private-cameras <p></p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 15:10:03 +0000 Cleve R. Wootson Jr. / Charlotte Observer 17448 at http://wfae.org Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Want To Monitor Private Cameras Expanding Police Camera Network Stirs Concern http://wfae.org/post/expanding-police-camera-network-stirs-concern <p>If you’ve attended a Carolina Panthers game or run in an uptown 5K recently, there’s a good chance images of you were captured by Charlotte-Mecklenburg police cameras and stored on department servers.</p><p>After beefing up their camera network in advance of September’s Democratic National Convention, police now have access to more than 500 surveillance cameras perched on traffic lights, mounted on buildings and focused on sensitive areas across the city.</p> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 00:47:47 +0000 Cleve R. Wootson Jr./Charlotte Observer 14671 at http://wfae.org Expanding Police Camera Network Stirs Concern