Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on scene where a man was shot in the leg during what police said was a drug deal gone bad in Charlotte’s University City area in Novembe . Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police will likely get 75 fewer new officers than Chief Kerry Putney originally requested, but the City Council will be able to more easily balance its budget.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on scene where a man was shot in the leg during what police said was a drug deal gone bad in Charlotte’s University City area in Novembe . Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police will likely get 75 fewer new officers than Chief Kerry Putney originally requested, but the City Council will be able to more easily balance its budget. Davie Hinshaw dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com
Charlotte-Mecklenburg police on scene where a man was shot in the leg during what police said was a drug deal gone bad in Charlotte’s University City area in Novembe . Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police will likely get 75 fewer new officers than Chief Kerry Putney originally requested, but the City Council will be able to more easily balance its budget. Davie Hinshaw dhinshaw@charlotteobserver.com

Tight budget means CMPD request for 125 officers likely to fall short by 75

April 18, 2016 04:32 PM