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A man charged in the killing of the owner of Brooks Sandwich House has now been charged in the January deaths of a man and a woman in north Charlotte, CMPD said Friday.

Man Shot To Death In North Charlotte; Suspect Arrested

Feb 29, 2020
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Police say Nathaniel Raul Newberry, 31, was killed Friday afternoon in front of a home on Azalea Hills Drive. 

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A missing 6-month old Matthews boy was found dead in Sharon Memorial Park cemetery, CMPD said Saturday, and the Homicide Unit is investigating.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney told City Council Monday night that he doesn’t plan on asking for a new crowd-control ordinance for the Republican National Convention in August.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney says officers now will be required to constantly watch people in their custody.

CMPD's new de-escalation training scenario building that will be located next to the new facility.
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CMPD and other law enforcement agencies broke ground Tuesday morning on a new de-escalation training facility in southwest Charlotte.

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Authorities have charged a North Carolina man with several counts of human trafficking.

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North Carolina's State Bureau of Investigation will review the case of a Charlotte man who died after suffering a medical emergency and losing conciousness while in police custody, bringing added scrutiny to a case that has already prompted a internal investigation by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say an investigation is underway after a man died over the weekend following a medical emergency while in their custody. 

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A pizza deliveryman shot three suspects who tried to rob him during a late-night delivery in Charlotte, police said Tuesday.

Federal prosecutors have charged a man with kidnapping his ex-girlfriend in North Carolina while out on bond on an assault charge.

Luis Analberto Pineda-Anchecta, 37, is expected in court Friday, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina.

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After Charlotte had 108 homicides in 2019, City Council discussed Monday what it said is a new data-driven way of studying violent crime.

Young Cyclist Hit, Killed In Northwest Charlotte

Dec 28, 2019
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A bicyclist was hit and killed by a driver Friday night in northwest Charlotte in what the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department describes as a hit and run. Police have charged a 19-year-old who they say was driving a stolen car.

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An off-duty police officer in Charlotte shot and wounded a teenager who attempted to rob her and her husband, CMPD said.

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A man arrested Monday for a sexual assault in South End over the weekend has been charged in a second sexual assault case in the same area one day earlier, CMPD said Wednesday.

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say they’ve charged an 11-year-old boy and a 12-year-old girl with involuntary manslaughter after they got into a physical altercation with another child who was struck by a vehicle and killed.

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Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney said today he won’t retire on Jan. 1 and will continue as chief at least through the Republican National Convention in August.

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For the last two months, the city of Charlotte has tried to get State Treasurer Dale Folwell to say CMPD chief Kerr Putney's retirement plan is OK.

But city attorney Patrick Baker said Thursday that the city has given up trying to convince him. 

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Police say a 46-year-old man was shot and killed Friday night in a townhome community off Independence Boulevard, bringing the number of homicides in Charlotte this year to 102 - one of the highest totals the city has seen since 1993.

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Charlotte City Council on Monday night approved spending $1 million to buy a building for a new police training facility. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department wants to put the building at the current police academy property on Shopton Road in southwest Charlotte.

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