City of Charlotte releases the Police Foundation's draft of the critical incident review
City releases the Police Foundation’s draft of the critical incident review
Charlotte, N.C. – The City of Charlotte received from the Police Foundation and released to the public an independent assessment of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s (CMPD) response to the September 2016 demonstrations.
The Foundation is the oldest nationally known, nonprofit, nonpartisan, and non-membership-driven organization dedicated to improving policing. Its mission is to advance policing through innovation and science. The Foundation developed a comprehensive methodology to thoroughly review and assess the public safety response to the demonstrations that followed the officer-involved shooting on September 20, 2016.
The Police Foundation’s assessment team found that during the demonstrations, CMPD acted appropriately and in line with its policies and procedures. CMPD displayed professionalism and restraint as it endeavored to balance the First Amendment rights of the protestors against the safety of the community and its officers, according to the Foundation’s findings. The Foundation also identified areas in which CMPD could improve its policies, practices and operations to strengthen the department’s relationship with the community it serves through 35 recommendations.
In 2016, the City of Charlotte invited the Foundation to conduct the independent review. The assessment included:
- On-site data collection
- Resource material review
- Off-site data collection and research
CMPD continues to work diligently to improve safety, trust and accountability. CMPD has adopted recommendations from the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing and participates in the Open Data Initiative, which provides information on officer-involved shootings and traffic stops as part of the open data project. CMPD also offers positive experiences for local youth by connecting them with officers and other caring adults to help them with decision-making skills to overcome challenges.
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Charlotte, One Year Later
Charlotte, One Year Later is our opportunity to reflect on the collective events that led to where we are today, and renew the community’s shared commitment to bring about positive change for our city.
Issues of economic and social disparity are not unique to Charlotte—the difference comes in how we respond to them. We will review the underlying factors that led to our city being ranked last in upward mobility in a 2014 Harvard study and the September 2016 officer-involved shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and the events that followed.
The Charlotte, One Year Later effort is neither the beginning nor the end of the healing process for our city. This work is the recognition of the progress made to date, and an acknowledgement of the difficult road ahead to address the city’s challenges. Please
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City of Charlotte continues to monitor Tropical Storm Irma
The City of Charlotte continues to monitor Tropical Storm Irma and is prepared to respond to any impacts from the rain and wind expected to move into the region later today.
Approximately 1-3 inches of rain and strong winds are expected this afternoon through the early hours of Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. Saturated soils could mean downed trees and powerlines. The City of Charlotte is prepared to respond to these service calls as needed, with crews from multiple departments on standby.
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City of Charlotte to open shelter for out-of-state Hurricane Irma evacuees
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 9, 2017) – The City of Charlotte, together with the American Red Cross and other local partners, is working to open a
shelter for those traveling out of the path of Hurricane Irma.
The shelter, located at the OLD J.M. Alexander Middle School site (12201 Hambright Road), is set to open today at 5 p.m. The shelter is equipped to accommodate those with special needs, as well as those with pets.
City of Charlotte prepares for Hurricane Irma
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Sept. 7, 2017) -- The City of Charlotte is preparing for potential impacts to the Charlotte area and city services as a result of Hurricane Irma.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management is monitoring Irma, per regular updates received from North Carolina Emergency Management and the Greenville-Spartanburg office of the National Weather Service. Emergency Management is making internal preparations consistent with planning for any weather event or impending hazard.
Just as the city is preparing for Irma, Charlotte residents should, too. Members of the Charlotte community are encouraged to:
- Make a plan
- Build a ready kit (Stock up on items such as bottled water, nonperishable foods, batteries, flashlights, gas up your vehicle, etc.)
- Stay informed
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Stay informed! Visit
http://charlottenc.gov/emergency for all news and information related to Hurricane Irma and any impacts on the Charlotte area.
City of Charlotte makes progress on affordable housing goals
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Aug. 28, 2017) – Less than one year after Charlotte City Council reaffirmed in the Community Letter the council’s commitment to the expansion of affordable housing, the city announced Monday that it has achieved 44 percent of council’s goal to create 5,000 affordable housing units in three years.
For more information on the Monday night's Presentation, visit
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