1997 FILE PHOTO: Officer Kerr Putney inspects new recruits at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Academy, checking their uniforms and grooming to make sure they meet standards.
1997 FILE PHOTO: Officer Kerr Putney inspects new recruits at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Academy, checking their uniforms and grooming to make sure they meet standards. T. ORTEGA GAINES ogaines@charlotteobserver.com
1997 FILE PHOTO: Officer Kerr Putney inspects new recruits at the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Academy, checking their uniforms and grooming to make sure they meet standards. T. ORTEGA GAINES ogaines@charlotteobserver.com