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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.

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Four CMPD officers tackle suspect

After an extended foot chase four Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police officers are shown on a video punching, elbowing and holding a pistol to an unarmed suspect's head during a March arrest.

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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
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CMPD Chief Kerr Putney doesn't defend actions

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Four CMPD officers tackle suspect

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