Charlotte Talks Local News Roundup: NC Gerrymandering At SCOTUS; Deadly CMPD Shooting; CMS Budget

Mar 29, 2019

Friday, March 29, 2019

Clockwise from top left: Jonathan Lowe, Steve Harrison, Glenn Burkins, Mary C Curtis

On the local news roundup, the Supreme Court hears North Carolina’s gerrymandering case. Charlotte’s Catholic Diocese faces a sexual misconduct allegation. And another CMPD shooting where protesters question the justification. 

Charlotte grapples with another deadly police shooting. A CMPD officer shot and killed a man outside a Beatties Ford Road restaurant Monday morning. Police say the man had a gun and posed a threat, but protestors paint a different story.

The long-awaited Mueller report has been handed over. South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham says it removes a cloud over the president, and now he wants to investigate the FBI for possible anti-Trump bias.

The U.S. Supreme Court once again sounds reluctant to take a stance on partisan gerrymandering as the justices hear arguments over North Carolina’s congressional map.

An official in the Charlotte Catholic Diocese resigned following an allegation of sexual misconduct.

Charlotte Mecklenburg Schools superintendent Clayton Wilcox seeks a big increase in county funding for the school system, with a focus on teacher pay and the district’s racial disparities.

Also this week, wheels are in motion in the South Carolina legislature to lure the Carolina Panthers headquarters across the state line. Lawmakers gave an initial okay for millions in tax breaks.

Those stories and more on this week’s Local News Roundup.

Editor's note: the allegation against a top official in the Catholic Diocese of Charlotte was initially labeled as a sexual assault on-air. Monsignor Mauricio West was accused of a "credible allegation of sexual misconduct" against a single individual as indicated in a statement by Bishop Peter Jugis. West denies the allegation. 

Guests

Mary C Curtis, columnist for Rollcall.com and WCCB

Jonathan Lowe, reporter for Spectrum News

Steve Harrison, WFAE’s political reporter

Glenn Burkins, editor and publisher of Q City Metro