Police chief to retire, come back for GOP convention
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The police chief in North Carolina's largest city says he will retire at the end of the year, but will return next year and work through the Republican National...
North Carolina police officer cleared in fatal shooting
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina district attorney on Wednesday cleared a white police officer who shot and killed an armed black man at a fast food restaurant in March.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police department says one of its officers shot and killed a man during a domestic disturbance call.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina citizens review board is calling on a police department to make changes in its use of force policy.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina restaurant worker was fatally shot and the suspect was wounded Tuesday during an attempted robbery, a police chief said.
Athletic outdoorsman, tech enthusiast killed in NC classroom
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Riley Howell had an athlete's physique and loved working outdoors on his family's farm. Ellis Parlier studied computer technology and liked video games.
Student tackled campus gunman, slain while saving lives
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina college student tackled a gunman who opened fire in his classroom, saving others' lives but losing his own in the process, police said...
Students protest fatal shooting by North Carolina police
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A group of students walked out of a North Carolina school to protest the shooting death of a man who police say was armed and ignored requests by officers to drop his...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina district attorney says no charges will be filed in the January shooting of a robbery suspect who was killed by a police officer.
Police: Officer fatally shot armed man in parking lot
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police fatally shot an armed man in the parking lot of a North Carolina fast-food restaurant after he ignored repeated requests to drop his weapon, the police chief said...
The Latest: Police identify officer, victim in shooting
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a fatal shooting involving a North Carolina police officer (all times local):
Authorities have released the identities of a North...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina city has paid $950,000 to the family of a man who was hit and killed by a speeding police car in July 2017.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The police chief in North Carolina's largest city says his department is shifting its officers in an attempt to stem a rising rate of murders.
City leaders want to lure CIAA tournament back to Charlotte
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Officials in Charlotte, North Carolina, want to lure the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association conference tournament back after it moves to Baltimore for three years,...
Suspect in 2 armed robberies shot, killed by police officer
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina say a suspect in a pair of armed robberies has been shot and killed by an officer.
Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters that police on Wednesday afternoon spotted a car believed to have been involved in two armed robberies. The car was reported stolen from the first robbery victim.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A police officer fired shots at a man who he says was trying to run him over in a parking deck at a North Carolina airport.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney tells news outlets that an officer responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport tried to approach the car Tuesday night. He said he fired his weapon when the suspect drove toward him.
Off-duty officer charged with DWI in North Carolina
BANNER ELK, N.C. (AP) — A police officer in North Carolina has been placed on unpaid leave after troopers say he was driving while impaired in his personal vehicle.
The state Highway Patrol said 44-year-old Tyler Kishpaugh drove his Mazda SUV over the center line on NC Highway 184 in Avery County around 12:50 a.m. Saturday.
Kishpaugh has been an officer for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department since 2001.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A police officer in North Carolina charged with shoplifting from a grocery store faces more charges.
WBTV reported Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Samuel Yaravitz faces 25 more larceny charges.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A controversial North Carolina councilwoman is coming under more criticism for a Twitter post that compares law enforcement officers to terrorists.
Local news outlets report Charlotte city councilwoman LaWana Mayfield tweeted on March 26 that being black in the U.S. under President Donald Trump "has created homegrown terrorist (cq) wearing blue uniforms."
Mayfield answered critics calling for her resignation Thursday.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Detectives in North Carolina say a police officer is accused of shoplifting from a grocery store.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told a news conference Thursday that officer Samuel Yaravitz was identified as a suspect in seven shoplifting cases from a Harris Teeter between Feb. 13 and May 9.
North Carolina police chief says it’s tough to fill jobs
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The police chief in North Carolina's largest city says he is having a tough time filling the 174 openings on the force and needs leaders to boost pay to attract applicants.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Prosecutors say officers who shot and killed a homicide suspect at a police headquarters in North Carolina will not face charges.
Mecklenburg County District Attorney Spencer Merriweather said in a news release that no charges will be filed against two police officers and two probation officers who returned fire when 23-year-old Jonathan Bennett fired at officers Jan. 11.
Crime rate declines in North Carolina’s largest city
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina's largest city showed the crime rate for 2017 went down overall.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police told a news conference today that violent crime went down 3.6 percent and property crime decreased by 5.3 percent. The report showed about 3,000 fewer people became crime victims during the year compared to 2016.
However, statistics showed Charlotte had 25 percent more homicides and 12 percent more rapes reported compared to the previous year.
Police: Suspected killer ambushed officers near headquarters
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man suspected of killing his baby's mother ambushed North Carolina police officers as they gathered for a briefing near headquarters, wounding one of them before the suspect was killed in a shootout, authorities said Friday.
Jonathan Bennett, 23, fired several shots at officers who had gathered at a parking garage Thursday night and they returned fire, killing him, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said.
North Carolina police officer indicted in pedestrian death
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted a North Carolina police officer whose vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian while responding to a call.
The Charlotte Observer reports Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer Philip Barker was indicted for involuntary manslaughter in the death of 28-year-old James Michael Short.
Video: North Carolina man raised arms before police shot him
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Body-camera footage released on Friday by a North Carolina police department shows a man had his arms raised to his side just before officers fatally shot him last month.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police released five videos from the incident, including two which show Rueben Galindo getting shot.
The Latest: Man shot by cops used husband’s name in break in
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on a police shooting in Charlotte, North Carolina (all times local):
Authorities say a man shot by police in North Carolina after holding a pregnant woman at gunpoint was demanding money while saying the name of the women's husband.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say 28-year-old Johnathan Autry is in critical condition after the shooting about 10 p.m. Monday outside a north Charlotte home.
Chief: Officers shoot man holding pregnant woman at gunpoint
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A man holding a pregnant woman at gunpoint in North Carolina was shot by police officers after the woman slipped out of his grasp, authorities said.
The officers were responding to a home invasion call at a north Charlotte home about 10 p.m. Monday when they shot Johnathan Autry several times, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police said in a statement.
Police in North Carolina shoot and kill armed man at complex
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina have shot and killed a man who they say refused to drop a handgun.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told local media the man had called police Wednesday night and said he had a gun.
Police spokeswoman Cindy Wallace said in a news release that officers went to an apartment complex and found the man outside the complex who refused repeated orders to drop the weapon.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A North Carolina police officer is charged with misdemeanor death by vehicle after he struck and killed a pedestrian while responding to a call at speeds that reached around 100 mph (161 kph), the department's chief said Wednesday.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told reporters that 24-year-old Officer Phillip Barker was placed on administrative leave without pay in light of the charge.
Review board wants another look at police shooting decision
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A review board Tuesday found "substantial evidence of error" in a North Carolina police department's decision that the fatal shooting of a black man by an officer last year was justified and scheduled another hearing on the matter in August.
Charlotte police seek to stem violence after 22nd homicide
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Taking illegal guns off the streets, targeting repeat offenders and focusing on the city's hot spots are among the tactics officers hope to employ to stem a tide of violence which has led to 22 homicides in 2017, the chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department said Wednesday.
Fatal shooting is Charlotte’s 21st homicide this year
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Charlotte police say a 28-year-old man was shot to death at an apartment.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department says Michael Xavier Morris was pronounced dead early Friday at the apartment in northeastern Charlotte, near Interstate 85.
WSOC-TV reports (http://on.wsoctv.com/2nnooPb ) that Morris' death marks the city's 21st homicide this year — three times more than at the same time last year.
North Carolina police enlist foundation to review policies
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in North Carolina's largest city have invited the Police Foundation, an independent, non-partisan organization based in Washington, D.C., to review its policies and procedures following the shooting death of a black man by a police officer.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg police statement on Wednesday said The Police Foundation also will examine the department's relationship with the community, seeking input and making recommendations.
Charlotte police to release full video in black man’s death
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police in Charlotte say they will release all of the dashcam and body camera video from the fatal shooting of a black man that sparked in riots in the city.
The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department issued a news release Friday evening saying the department has made arrangements with the family of Keith Lamont Scott to review all the video.
Berger pushes Charlotte to release video of police shooting
State Senate leader Phil Berger pushed Friday for Charlotte officials to release police video of the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott before a state law takes effect Saturday that would take that decision out of their hands.
Scott, 43, was killed by a police officer on Sept. 20, leading to days of protests in Charlotte. Police said he had a gun and refused officers' commands to drop it. His family said he never posed a threat to police.
The Latest: Charlotte mayor wants repeal of law on videos
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on protests following the shooting of a black man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):
Charlotte Mayor Jennifer Roberts is calling on North Carolina lawmakers to repeal a new law that spells out guidelines for release of police camera and video recordings.
Use of body cams questioned after Charlotte police killings
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The fatal shooting of a black man by a police officer in Charlotte is only the latest shooting to raise questions about how the department uses body cameras.
Six people were fatally shot since body cameras were given to all patrol officers about a year ago. But the officers who fired the fatal shots in five of those cases — including Keith Lamont Scott's — weren't using the cameras.
The Latest: Residents call for mayor, police chief to resign
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on protests following the shooting of a man by a Charlotte police officer last week (all times local):
An emotionally charged audience has called on Charlotte's mayor and police chief to resign during a forum to let people express opinions about the shooting death last week of a black man by a police officer.
More than 100 people jammed City Council chambers Monday to vent their frustrations with police after the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.
A look at the shooting videos released by Charlotte police
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There have been both peaceful demonstrations and violent protests every day since Tuesday's shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott: the black man fatally shot by a Charlotte police officer. The officer is also black.
A look at the dueling narratives in the police shooting
There is one undisputed fact in the death of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott: the black man was fatally shot by a Charlotte police officer Tuesday afternoon. The officer is also black.
Vastly different stories have emerged from police and Scott's family and neighbors about the confrontation. The incident fueled two days of protests that a smaller group of people turned destructive and violent.
Quotations in the News
"You shouldn't expect it to be released. I'm not going to jeopardize the investigation." — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney, as authorities in North Carolina's largest city said releasing the footage of Keith Lamont Scott's killing by a police officer could undermine the investigation.
Focus shifts to police video of Charlotte shooting
Charlotte's police chief said Thursday he plans to show video of an officer shooting a black man to the slain man's family, but the video won't be immediately released to the public.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney has said that 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott refused officers' repeated commands to drop a gun, but he said during a news conference that the video does not definitely show Scott pointing a gun at anyone.
McCrory declares State of Emergency after Charlotte protests
Gov. Pat McCrory has declared a State of Emergency late Wednesday night after two nights of protests of the fatal shooting of a man by a police officer Tuesday afternoon.
A vigil in Marshall Park for Keith Lamont Scott quickly turned to a violent protest Wednesday night less than 24 hours after violent protests overnight that blocked Interstate 85 and other roads, damaged property and injured more than a dozen police officers.