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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 …

Man dead after police shooting in Charlotte, protesters gather at scene (Videos)

Protesters chanting, "Protect lives like you protect vehicles" as they prevent police from leaving scene

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Police shot a man in his car in the University area of Charlotte while looking for a different man with an outstanding warrant at The Village at College Downs complex on Old Concord Road. The man was brought to Carolinas Medical Center where he died. Police said they saw the man leave his …