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Charlotte Demonstrations FAQs

Who is handling the officer-involved shooting investigation?
This case has officially been turned over to the State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) for an independent investigative process.

If you have a tip about the investigation, contact the SBI tip line at 888-624-7222 or email


How many people have been arrested in protests so far?
During the demonstrations from Tuesday, September 20th – Tuesday, September 27th, 2016, a total of 82 arrests were made.

Visit the Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office arrest inquiry page ( for additional information

Who do I contact to plan a protest or demonstration? 

Please refer to this document which has a list of contacts for demonstrations and protests: More information is also available here:


How many police officers were injured during the protests?
So far, 19 injuries have been reported.


What is the status of the investigation of the murder of Justin Carr?
Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's Homicide Unit have charged Rayquan Borum with the murder of Justin Carr.


What is the City of Charlotte doing to repair relationships with the community, and to encourage open dialogue?
The Community Relations Committee is currently working with the Community Building Initiative and faith-based organizations to create opportunities and safe spaces to have dialogue for convened or intact groups. Anyone interested in participating in a facilitated dialogue can contact Dianne English at 704-333-2595 or Willie Ratchford at 704-336-2195.


Which buildings sustained damage from the protests?
Glass panels were broken or damaged at the NASCAR Hall of Fame, Charlotte Convention Center, the Stonewall light rail station, a Charlotte Transit Center bus shelter and the Hornets' Store at the Spectrum Center.

Businesses that sustained property damage include The Hilton Garden Inn and several businesses in the EpiCentre in uptown, as well as the Wal-Mart on North Tryon Street.

The cost to repair damages is not known at this time.


Will the Panthers still play the Vikings on Sunday in Bank of America Stadium?
At this time, the game will proceed as scheduled.


What about other events and festivals in uptown? Have they been canceled?
Some events in uptown and the surrounding areas have been rescheduled or canceled.


  • University City Taste – rescheduled to Sept. 29
  • Jeanne Robertson at the Knight Theater – rescheduled to Nov. 18
  • Charlotte Knights Family Movie Night – Canceled
  • Plaza Midwood  Food Truck Friday – Canceled


  • Charlotte Heart Walk – Canceled
  • I Love the '90s at Spectrum Center – Rescheduled to Dec. 4
  • Ben Rector at the Fillmore – Rescheduled to Oct. 17


Has the City of Charlotte been breached in a cyberattack?
The City's information systems are intact and all services are available.  There is no evidence that someone breached our system.