CMPD

Explainer: CMPD releases body-worn camera footage from three 2019 incidents

On Thursday morning, CMPD released more than 100 body-worn camera videos from three different 2019 police incidents, two of which were fatal police shootings....

City names Johnny Jennings new CMPD chief

Deputy Chief Johnny Jennings will become the new chief of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department, city officials announced Wednesday morning. His...

Charlotte’s outgoing police chief, unfiltered: ‘When that clock stops, you need to move on.’

Leading a short-staffed police department in one of the fastest-growing cities in the country is not a job Kerr Putney originally wanted. Putney grew up in...

Charlotteans leave dogs in hot cars every day. Here’s what to do if you see one

Summer: It’s one of the busiest times of the year for CMPD Animal Care & Control. Their volume of calls reporting animal cruelty spikes along with...

As homicides rise, CMPD has a new initiative planned to stop crime this summer

The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department is taking new measures this summer to prevent crime. The department will use money from a Justice Assistance...

CMPD to launch foot patrols in Plaza Midwood and NoDa entertainment districts

Starting Wednesday evening, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department will be deploying three officers on foot patrol in the entertainment districts of Plaza...

Drunk driving in Charlotte is on the decline, but CMPD says it’s still a problem

When Sergeant Jesse Wood, head of CMPD’s DWI Task Force, first deployed his six officers to Montford Drive in 2013, each had an arrest within the first hour....