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Message from the Chief
One of the primary cornerstones of our mission at CMPD is the exceptional partnership we share with members of our community. This partnership is based upon decades of trust and is best demonstrated by continuing to foster open lines of communication and transparency.
It is within that rich history and tradition that I am proud to announce the creation of our open source data page. This information source is a step forward in how we share information with the public pertaining to Officer Involved Shooting incidents (OIS) and Traffic Stop data. We will only release information permitted by law.*
We are an organization composed of human beings from and within our community. We have a shared interest and a common goal of being able to find new ways in which to communicate. This platform, which originated from President Obama’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, provides us an opportunity to do just that. I hope you find it informative and user friendly as we seek to enhance our accountability and transparency to the citizens in which we serve.
Chief of Police
* All information released on this Open Data portal is pursuant to North Carolina’s Release of Public Information laws, N.C.G.S. 132-1.4 & N.C.G.S. 160A-168.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Officer-Involved Shootings
Police officers are trained to seek voluntary compliance through lawful direction. However, they are sometimes met with circumstances in which a subject’s actions compel them to use force in order to gain compliance. CMPD policy requires officers to report use of force incidents under a broad range of circumstances. Supervisors investigate and document each incident.
This video explains CMPD's process of investigating an officer-involved shooting.
View the full breakdown of the OIS data