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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police

Veteran Charlotte police office charged with sex offenses

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police say a 26-year veteran of the department is facing multiple sex charges following an investigation. Police said Wednesday that Officer Reginald K. Harris is charged with multiple counts of first-degree sex offense, indecent liberties with a minor and crimes against nature. Officials say the charges stem from an investigation that began last month. Full story...
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NC minister facing indecent liberties charge

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have charged a 64-year-old Methodist minister with two counts of taking indecent liberties with a child in connection with an incident involving two young girls. A statement from police on Tuesday said 64-year-old Orlando Agusto Caldera was arrested after officers were called to Memorial United Methodist Church on Monday evening. Full story...
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NC man captured on video riding on back of car

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Police in North Carolina say a man clung to the back of a moving car as it drove down an interstate highway. Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police spokesman Keith Trietley said Monday that the man was trying to stop a woman who drove off after the man assaulted her inside a store. A police report said the man grabbed the woman's arm and pulled her down during an argument. Full story...
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Police find explosives, body in Charlotte home

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police have found explosive devices in a home where a man's body was found. A statement from police said the body of 65-year-old Alva Richard Brewer was found in the house on the city's south side after a call to police on Monday. Full story...
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Family says Charlotte police used excessive force

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A family is suing Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, saying the department used excessive force in the fatal shooting of a former Florida A&M football player. Full story...
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Charlotte police beef up security for NFL game

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police will be increasing security for the Carolina Panthers' playoff game with the San Francisco 49ers this weekend. Full story...
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Charlotte police officer wounded in SC shooting

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A Charlotte-Mecklenburg police officer is in serious condition after being shot while serving a warrant to a fugitive in a South Carolina home. Full story...
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2 teens arrested in shooting of Charlotte officer

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Two teens have been arrested in the shooting and wounding of an off-duty Charlotte police officer. Full story...
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Body found in Charlotte car was dismembered

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Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say a woman's body found in an abandoned car earlier this week had been dismembered. Officers were called to an apartment complex about 6 p.m. Sunday to investigate an abandoned SUV with a strong odor coming from it. Full story...
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Hearing delayed for NC cop charged with shooting

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A hearing has been delayed for the North Carolina police officer charged with shooting an unarmed man seeking help after a car wreck. Full story...
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2 naked women, children tie up Charlotte traffic

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Police say traffic came to a stop on a busy Charlotte street over the weekend when two naked women and two naked children walked down the road. Full story...
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Man held at NC airport after claiming to have bomb

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Police have arrested a man who claimed to have a bomb in his carry-on luggage at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. Full story...
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Officials release details about DNC security

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With less than a month before the Democratic National Convention, the city has released details about what streets will be closed for security during the event. But Mayor Anthony Foxx promised the city will be open for business during the three-day convention that is expected to draw thousands of visitors. Full story...
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Charlotte police chaplains told to leave Jesus out of prayer

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The volunteer chaplains for the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department have been told to leave the name of Jesus out of their prayers at official ceremonies. Full story...
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Charlotte receives funds for unsolved sexual assault cases

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A unit within the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has received a federal grant of almost $500,000 to give higher priority to unsolved sex crimes and homicides. Full story...
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