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The Charlotte Citizens Review Board found that CMPD Chief Kerr Putney was wrong not to discipline an officer who used excessive force when pursuing a suspect last year.  The board has reviewed 92 cases in its 20-year history. This is the first time it has ruled against the police. 

Police in riot gear march down Trade Street toward the Omni Hotel during protests Sept. 21, 2016, after the killing of Keith Lamont Scott.
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CMPD and the City of Charlotte say they're studying a consultant's recommendations for changes in police training, transparency and other policies. Those came in a report from The Police Foundation of Washington, D.C., hired by the city after demonstrations following the fatal police shooting of a black man last year. 

All the panelists joined a Q&A in the second hour of the forum "Unrest in the Queen City: One Year Later" at Spirit Square.
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A year after the killing of Keith Scott, Charlotte is still debating both police shootings and the social and economic inequality that led to a week of protests. Just how well CMPD and the city are doing was the question Wednesday night during a two-hour Charlotte Talks Public Conversation at Spirit Square in uptown Charlotte.

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Story updated 6:30 p.m.

Last month the Charlotte Citizens Review Board issued a split decision on whether CMPT Officer Brentley Vinson should have been disciplined for the fatal shooting of Keith Scott. But the board unanimously approved policy recommendations for the department. CMPD Chief Kerr Putney revealed some of the board’s suggestions and responded to them today. WFAE’s Gwendolyn Glenn was at the press conference and joins Nick de la Canal in the studio.

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Updated: 1:16 p.m. 9/15/2017

CMPD has released nearly an hour of audio recorded Wednesday, September 6.

This includes police radio traffic and a call to 911 made by a man police would shoot and kill that night at an apartment building in northeast Charlotte.

CMPD has released audio of a 911 call placed by a man minutes before police arrived and fatally shot him last week. The shooting happened last Wednesday at a home on Prospect Drive in  northeast Charlotte. The man, a Hispanic 29-year-old named Reuben Galindo, spoke to 911 dispatchers through an interpreter. He told the dispatcher that he wanted police to come pick him up.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

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CMPD unveiled an initiative in the Hidden Valley community Wednesday that they predict will lead to a reduction in crime in that area. The gangs of the past are gone from the neighborhood but it still has significant crime problems. A major component of the new pilot program involves providing assistance to needy families.

Video footage captured the night Justin Carr was shot and killed in uptown Charlotte has been released. Doug Miller of the Charlotte Observer petitioned that footage from Sept. 21, 2016,  - the night Carr was shot in front of the Omni Hotel - be made public. 

Superior Court Judge Robert Ervin signed off on the order Tuesday.

There’s been another homicide in Charlotte.  CMPD says it happened in the 1400 block of Rosetta Street, which is off Beatties Ford Road, around 3 a.m.  Officers were responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon and found a male with an apparent gunshot wound inside a vehicle.  CMPD says officers are looking for possible witnesses.  It marks the 64th homicide in Charlotte this year.  There were 67 in all of last year.

CMPD says it's investigating a homicide that happened last night.   The department says officers responding to a call of assault with a deadly weapon around 7:30 found a male with an apparent gunshot wound in the front yard of a residence on Uppergate Lane in east Charlotte.   He was pronounced dead at the scene.   It's the 61st homicide in Charlotte this year.  This time last year there were 37.

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