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Police Violence

Public Safety Chair Spreads CMPD’s Lies, Helps Block External Audit of Police

Charlotte Councilman Larken Egleston is pushing CMPD’s lies about its brutality — while working to block any independent review of the police department’s spending or operations. Much of the work to thwart real reform of the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department occurs in the city’s Safe Communities Committee, which is chaired by Egleston and is charged […]

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Cop Admits to Kettling Protesters, Confirming CMPD and SBI Cover-Up

The sergeant was giddy about the brutality to be unleashed. It was the night of June 2. Citizens were winding their way through uptown Charlotte to protest the recent murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers. Around 9:30 p.m., demonstrators began walking up 4th Street, traveling from College Street toward Tryon Street. As […]