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Two children were shot early Thursday morning inside a west Charlotte apartment. CMPD says the shooting occurred around 2 a.m. at the Little Rock Apartments off West Boulevard. Two boys, ages 9 and 11, were hit and taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Police believe the shots were fired into the apartment from the outside. Police say there were six people inside the apartment, but that no one else was hurt. No arrests have been made.
 

One person is dead after a driver sped away from a traffic stop on I-85 in Charlotte and then caused a fatal wreck on Little Rock Road. 

Police are investigating a fatal shooting off I-85 northwest of uptown Thursday, the 85th homicide of 2017 in the Charlotte area.

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

A grand jury has indicted a Charlotte police officer whose vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian while responding to a call near uptown in July. 

Mecklenburg District Attorney Spencer Merriweather spoke at Wednesday's press conference.
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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say they get more than 40,000 domestic violence calls a year - or 25 a day. The area has plenty of legal and social services for victims, but they can be hard to navigate - especially after the trauma of abuse. On Wednesday, local officials called for bringing all those services under one roof.

The City of Charlotte has agreed to pay $9.5 million to a man who wrongly served nearly 25 years in prison for 1989 rape and assault.  It's the city's largest legal settlement ever.

Activist Gemini Boyd speaks to Police Foundation consultants Monday night at Little Rock AME Zion Church in uptown Charlotte.
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Consultants reviewing CMPD's response to last year's protests in uptown Charlotte heard from speakers calling for changes in their draft report, and also how CMPD holds officers responsible. 

Protesters gather outside of CMPD headquarters, chanting, "release the tapes."
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A police consultant group that studied CMPD’s response to the protests that followed the fatal police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott last year will hold its final town hall meeting in Charlotte on Monday evening.

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The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is attempting to combat a staffing shortage by ramping up recruitment efforts, especially for experienced officers outside Charlotte.

sexual assault test kit
U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kate Thornton-Maurer

The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department this week was awarded an $837,342 federal Justice Department grant to help end a backlog of sexual assault cold cases.

About 600 kits that were processed more than 10 years ago will be re-tested at an accredited lab using new DNA-testing technology. Many date back to the 1990s.

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