Rueben Galindo

The CMPD officer who shot Reuben Galindo will not face criminal charges, says Mecklenburg County District Attorney Andrew Murray.

Galindo, a 29-year-old Hispanic man, called police on the night of September 6th, saying he had a gun with no bullets and wanted officers to come to his home. After a brief encounter with officers, Galindo was shot twice and died steps away from his home. The gun in Galindo's possession did not have ammunition.

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The autopsy and toxicology reports for Rueben Galindo were released Tuesday. Galindo, a 29-year-old Hispanic man, was shot and killed by police on the night of September 6. Galindo had called 911 saying he had been drinking and that he had a gun with no bullets. He had requested officers come to his home.

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It’s been nearly two months since Rueben Galindo, a 29-year-old Hispanic man, was shot and killed by police. On the night of September 6, Galindo called 911. He said he had a gun with no bullets and wanted officers to come to his home.

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Police Chief Kerr Putney faced a combative audience at a community meeting with Latino residents Thursday night.

The event came a week after the department released body-cam footage that showed officers shooting a 29-year-old Hispanic man named Rueben Galindo on Sept. 6. 

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Every Wednesday the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department holds a regular briefing with the media at its uptown headquarters. But this Wednesday, the media was invited to the CMPD’s Police Training academy to witness and be a part of an exercise involving police use of force.

Chief Kerr Putney says it’s the first of many trainings the media will be invited to. Reporters were ushered into a room that looked similar to a high school wrestling room, blue mats hung on the wall and in bold lettering "Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Training Academy."

Sarah Delia

Attorneys representing the family of Rueben Galindo say they’ll conduct their own investigation into his shooting. Police video released last week shows the 29-year old Hispanic man had his arms raised above his head as CMPD officers shot and killed him September 6.  The lawyers spoke to reporters before last night’s city council meeting. 

CMPD has released five body camera videos related to the Sept. 6 shooting of Rueben Galindo. The footage shows he had his arms raised when officer shot him.

Last week a Superior Court Judge ordered the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department to release footage of an officer-involved shooting that resulted in the death of a man. Rueben Galindo called 911 the evening of September 6th, and alerted police he had a gun with no bullets. Footage from that night is expected to be made public Friday.

A Superior Court judge has ordered CMPD to release video of a fatal police shooting earlier this month.   CMPD said officers shot and killed Rueben Galindo on September 6 after Galindo refused orders to drop a handgun. In previously-released police radio recordings of the incident, a dispatcher tells officers that Galindo said the gun contained no bullets. 

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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.

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