Charlotte, NC ― Mayor Anthony Foxx had released the following statement regarding the May 28 incident in Center City Charlotte. Additionally, Deputy Police Chief Harold Medlock will provide an update today at 4:30 p.m. at CMPD headquarters along with the Mayor addressing questions on this issue at his regularly scheduled press conference this Thursday, June 2, at 10 a.m. at the GOV Channel studio in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Government Center.
“The crime that took place Sunday morning is disturbing and unacceptable. Neither our Center City nor any of our neighborhoods are appropriate places for violence. Our police force is focused on getting to the bottom of this incident. I have full confidence that Chief Monroe will use all of the tools available to find and ensure the prosecution of those responsible and take pre-emptive actions to make sure this rare occurrence does not repeat itself. While Charlotte's crime rate is the lowest in 30 years, the events of Sunday morning are a harsh reminder that we still have more work to do.”
Foxx has been in communication with Police Chief Rodney Monroe and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department which is still investigating the matter. Upon completion of the investigation, the Mayor will offer a further response including precautions that have already been taken since the incident and those that should be taken in the future.