One year after the Scott shooting, The Observer examines Charlotte City Council's three promises to address the underlying cause of the unrest. The first was to review and implement recommendations on police practices to improve trust and accountability with CMPD. The second was to create 5,000 new workforce and affordable housing units over the next three years. The third was to invest one million dollars in a new Workforce Development Program to help people with barriers to employment find good-paying jobs.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief Kerr Putney talks about officer-involved shootings in the wake of the Scott shooting. He discusses changes made, including new Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department training for de-escalation of crowds, dealing with cases of mental stress and mental illness, and delivering more open, rapid and complete updates on officer-involved incidents.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief Kerr Putney talks about the importance of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department's use of body cameras in improving community relations during an interview on Friday, September 15.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police chief Kerr Putney said during an interview on Friday, September 15 that the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has kept its promises and is being more transparent to the public in its work.
The fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a CMPD officer in 2016 began, or changed, the path of some Charlotteans, including Greg Jackson, Ash Williams, Alvin C. Jacobs Jr. and Tina Marshall. In their own voices, they tell their stories.
The fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by a CMPD officer in 2016 began, or changed, the path of some Charlotteans, including the Rev. Amantha Barbee, Patrice Funderburg and Jesse Cureton. In their own voices, they tell their stories.
Animals from across the globe are glowingly represented with at least 800 Chinese lanterns providing a visual and audible treat to garden visitors from Wednesday through Sunday each week through October 29th.