Local

Local

CMPD Chief Kerr Putney doesn't defend actions

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Thursday he “can’t defend” the actions of an officer captured on video putting a pistol to an unarmed man’s head during an arrest. The incident took place in March 2016 when police chased James Yarborough, who was a passenger in a car wanted in connection with multiple larcenies.

News from your Community

Videos

CMPD Chief Kerr Putney doesn't defend actions

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said Thursday he “can’t defend” the actions of an officer captured on video putting a pistol to an unarmed man’s head during an arrest. The incident took place in March 2016 when police chased James Yarborough, who was a passenger in a car wanted in connection with multiple larcenies.
Molly Mathis The Charlotte Observer
CMPD Chief Kerr Putney doesn't defend actions 0:50

CMPD Chief Kerr Putney doesn't defend actions

Queens graduate Cheryl Gregory 1:55

Queens graduate Cheryl Gregory

Four CMPD officers tackle suspect 2:12

Four CMPD officers tackle suspect

0:38

"Effervesce" interactive sculpture honors shooting victims