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 makes progress on affordable housing goals
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