We learned something about new CMPD chief Kerr Putney on Thursday. In an appearance on Charlotte Talks, host Mike Collins asked Putney what attracted him to becoming a police officer.
"Well Mike, nothing. That’s the truth of it. I did not want to be a cop," Putney said.
In fact, Putney says he didn't care for police officers growing up in Roanoke Rapids, NC.
Obviously, that changed. After 23 years on the job, Putney took over as police chief July 1st.