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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a woman was arrested this morning in southwest Charlotte after she fired at officers.

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said an officer fired his gun while attempting to take a suicidal man into custody early Tuesday morning. No one was injured in the incident.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

A CMPD officer has been arrested and charged with seven counts of shoplifting at a south Charlotte Harris Teeter. 

A 31-year-old Charlotte man has been charged with shooting his girlfriend to death at an apartment in southwest Charlotte early Thursday.

City Manager Marcus Jones presented his budget to the City Council Monday.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Government Channel

Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones has proposed a $2.6 billion budget for the new fiscal year that starts July 1. It calls for pay increases of 6.5 percent for police and 3 percent for other city staff. He also wants to boost the size of a planned affordable housing bond referendum this fall to $50 million.

Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

CMPD said officers arrested a woman who refused to roll down her windows and exit her vehicle during a traffic stop in east Charlotte Friday night. Charlotte NAACP said in a statement to Spectrum News that it was a case of CMPD officers “escalating harassment” and “disrespect.”

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

Three protesters were arrested yesterday in Charlotte after, police say, they poured lighter fuel on an American flag and set it on fire.

According to CMPD, they were part of a small group gathered for May Day protests in Uptown. Charlotte Fire and CMPD’s arson detectives responded to the scene.

Officer Frank Cantrell asks City Council members for better pay and benefits while surrounded by fellow officers at Monday's meeting.
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Charlotte Mecklenburg police officers made another pitch for raises at the city council meeting Monday night.  They packed the council chamber and addressed council members during the meeting's public comment session.

One of the class's 30 recruits accepts his law enforcement certificate.
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CMPD added 30 new officers to its ranks Friday. They’re a highly sought after bunch since applications to CMPD and police departments across the country have dropped significantly.

The recruits took their oaths, following six months of training.

“You shall support this community in ways they can’t even understand right now,” Chief Kerr Putney told them. 

Police say a 911 dispatcher was killed in a multi-car crash last night on Interstate 77 near the South Carolina border.

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