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Recent Shootings And Trust In Law Enforcement

Ana Lucia Murillo

The recent shootings of two more African-American men by police combined with the shootings of police by an African-American man in Dallas have put the spotlight back on the state of relations between law enforcement and the black community.  The events hit home here due to a similar incident in 2013.  The trial of the police officer involved ended in a hung jury and since then, CMPD has been trying to rebuild trust.  Where all of this stands and reaction from Charlotte’s Police Chief Kerr Putney on the next Charlotte Talks.

The Charlotte NAACP will host a forum “Stop Police Violence” with CMPD and Chief Kerr Putney Wednesday night, July 13 (tonight) at 6:00pm at Little Rock AME Zion Church

Darrel Stephens - executive director, Major Cities Chiefs Association; former chief of police for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (1999-2008)

Corine Mack - president of Charlotte’s NAACP

Shaun Corbett - founder, Cops and Barbers

Kerr Putney - chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department