Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police has six community officers who focus on relationships instead of arrests in the Eastway Division. Officer Paul Benloss, right, and Lt. Steven Durant, left, meet with Keshawn Cherry, middle, on Thursday in the Belmont neighborhood. Benloss and other CMPD officers have been mentoring Cherry, who is now in high school and has a part-time job.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police has six community officers who focus on relationships instead of arrests in the Eastway Division. Officer Paul Benloss, right, and Lt. Steven Durant, left, meet with Keshawn Cherry, middle, on Thursday in the Belmont neighborhood. Benloss and other CMPD officers have been mentoring Cherry, who is now in high school and has a part-time job. adouglas@charlotteobserver.com Anna Douglas
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police has six community officers who focus on relationships instead of arrests in the Eastway Division. Officer Paul Benloss, right, and Lt. Steven Durant, left, meet with Keshawn Cherry, middle, on Thursday in the Belmont neighborhood. Benloss and other CMPD officers have been mentoring Cherry, who is now in high school and has a part-time job. adouglas@charlotteobserver.com Anna Douglas

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