CMPD's homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man found with a gunshot wound early Wednesday on Atmore Street, off the Plaza in east Charlotte.  

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has released body-camera footage from an officer-involved shooting last month that shows a heated exchange with a man wielding a knife before he was fatally shot by police.

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CMPD is investigating threats to two CMS schools that police believe were made by students. A 14-year-old female student at Southwest Middle School in Steele Creek was arrested in connection with a threat found on the social media site Snapchat. This comes two weeks after a 19-year-old shot and killed 17 students and teachers at a Florida high school. Assistant Chief Vicki Foster said that’s part of the reason officers are hyper-aware.

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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.
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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.
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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.