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Woman Charged With Running Unlicensed Day Care

Jul 12, 2017

The owner of a day care where a baby died is charged with running an unlicensed day care out of a home in northwest Charlotte.  

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department

A Charlotte Mecklenburg police officer has been charged with misdemeanor death by motor vehicle after he killed a pedestrian while responding to a call on Morehead Street last weekend. 

Body camera footage was released Monday that shows a CMPD officer shoot and kill a man whom authorities say was pointing a rifle at police. The shooting of 25-year old Iaroslav Mosiiuk occurred on March 8th in north Charlotte.

Sarah Delia / WFAE

There have been 49 murders in Charlotte in 2017 – more than double the amount compared to this time last year.

In this story, WFAE’s Sarah Delia takes us to an area in North Charlotte where there have been 10 murders this year. She shadowed police officers as they patrolled by car and by foot, and spoke to residents they came across.

Mecklenburg County District Attorney's Office

A CMPD officer will not face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a man whom authorities say pointed a rifle at police. Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray concluded officer Brian Walsh was justified in shooting 25-year old Iaroslav Mosiiuk on March 8th.

"It is clear from the accounts of people close to Mosiiuk and from the behavior that led to his death that the decedent was suffering from a severe mental breakdown at the time of his death," Murray writes in a report to CMPD Chief Kerr Putney.

Exiting the police station on Wilkinson Blvd., Charlotte.
Nick de la Canal / WFAE-FM

CMPD is increasingly dedicating money and resources toward crime prevention efforts - that is, ways to stem violence before it happens, instead of merely reacting when it does. We take a look at one of the department's newest programs, called "Reach Out," which offers life skills and job training to young adults charged with first time felonies.

Only 1 Arrest At Uptown Fourth Of July Celebration

Jul 5, 2017
Crystal Hogue / WFAE

About 20,000 people attended last night’s Fourth of July celebration in Uptown Charlotte last night. CMPD only made one arrest. That even surprised Major Gerald Smith.

“I’m shocked, but I am very pleased. I am very pleased to stand up here and say that there was just one arrest. With that many people in the Uptown area at one time, that is amazing,” he said.

Nick de la Canal / WFAE

While the Charlotte Citizens' Review Board made a powerful statement by deciding to probe deeper into the Keith Scott shooting, the board’s power is pretty much limited to making recommendations.

Council member Julie Eiselt has been working to make some changes to the board as chair of Council’s Community Safety Committee. She took a break from vacation in Rome to speak to WFAE's Mark Rumsey.

The officer who fatally shot Keith Lamont Scott last September might now face consequences. CMPD initially cleared officer Brentley Vinson of any wrongdoing, but now the city’s Citizens’ Review Board says CMPD may have erred. An attorney for the Scott family, Charles Monnett,  says Scott’s widow is pleased with the announcement, and that together they look forward to presenting their full case at a follow up hearing in August.

A federal appeals court has rejected a challenge to a North Carolina law that allows magistrates to refuse to perform same-sex marriages.

The Richmond-based 4th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Wednesday that three couples who sued to overturn the law lack standing to challenge the law's use of taxpayer funds.

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