CMPD

Gwendolyn Glenn/ WFAE

The attorney for the family of Keith Lamont Scott says he plans to file a lawsuit against the city in an effort to secure a settlement for Scott’s family.

Local Fraternal Order of Police President Mark Michalec asked city council Monday night for a 15 percent pay raise for CMPD officers.
City of Charlotte

Monday night’s Charlotte City Council meeting was packed with CMPD officers asking for a pay raise, along with several other benefits. Mark Michalec, President of the local Fraternal Order of Police told city council members CMPD is losing officers to better pay elsewhere. 

CMPD Officer Matthew Porter
Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has arrested and charged one of its own officers with eight counts of felony sexual offense and 20 counts of felony indecent liberties with a minor dating back to 2010.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officers packed last night’s Charlotte city council meeting to demand a pay raise of 15 percent.

Mecklenburg County

Charlotte City Council members Monday night could approve a revised plan for providing police protection in some unincorporated areas of Mecklenburg County.

Panelists at the Charlotte Talks Public Conversation: Building An Inclusive City. From left: Charlotte Mayor Vi Lyles, District Attorney Spencer Merriweather, City Manager Marcus Jones and Police Chieff Kerr Putney.
Daniel Coston / WFAE

Charlotte is in a historic moment. Most of the city's top leaders are African American. The question is how they'll shape the city as it responds to economic inequality, crime and growth. WFAE tackled that question Wednesday night in a public conversation titled "Building an Inclusive City."

Corine Mack of the Charlotte NAACP spoke at Tuesday's press conference at the Government Center.
David Boraks / WFAE

Community activists say this week's final report of The Police Foundation is a good start but falls short in its assessment of CMPD's response to protests after the police killing of Keith Scott in 2016.  Leaders of several groups spoke to reporters outside the Government Center uptown Tuesday. 

Gwendolyn Glenn

There are numerous agencies and non-profits in Charlotte that help residents with their rent, utility bills, housing and other emergency needs. Last year a new crisis assistance program joined those ranks, and it's run by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

David Boraks/WFAE

Updated 12:11 p.m.
The final report is out from an independent review of CMPD's handling of the September 2016 protests following the police killing of Keith Scott. The main finding by the Police Foundation of Washington, D.C., doesn’t vary much from its draft report released last fall – that CMPD "acted appropriately" and according to its policies as it responded to a week of demonstrations uptown.

David Boraks / WFAE

Updated Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018

Forty-five people have been arrested in the Charlotte area over the past two days in what officials are calling a "coordinated takedown" of violent offenders.

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