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Cops Respond to Charlotte Pride Barring of Law Enforcement from Annual Event

Local Officer Said ‘It Broke Me Down’

Last week, Charlotte Pride announced that it would no longer allow the participation of law enforcement agencies as vendors or marching contingents in the parade. Along with the announcement, Charlotte Pride issued a resolution stating that the fight for black and brown lives is bound together with the fight for LGBTQ liberation.

Sheriff to join Pride parade

Carolinas News Notes

Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden will be a participant in the upcoming Bank of America Charlotte Pride Parade on Aug. 18 in Uptown Charlotte.

Cold Case: the unsolved murder of Franklin Freeman aka Aretha Scott

Police misconduct, tragedy and lack of closure

In light of today’s social climate surrounding allegations of police brutality, one cold case from 2002 may merit a second look. The unsolved murder of Franklin Freeman, who performed drag as Aretha Scott, was suspected to involve the police. Freeman died just five days before he was scheduled to testify against a member of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD).

Police shooting video of Keith Lamont Scott released

A new law requiring a court order for police video release goes into effect Oct. 1

UPDATE (9/24 6:45 P.M.) – CMPD has released body and dash cam footage of the shooting death of Keith Lamont Scott.     UPDATE (9/24 4:45 P.M.) – CMPD has announced the footage will be released today. Chief Putney began addressing media at just after 4:30 p.m.   Charlotte, N.C. – Charlotte officials are considering releasing footage today …