Some North Carolina legislators say open dialogue is needed with groups that train law enforcement statewide to ensure police procedure standards minimize the potential for violence while officers are doing their jobs.
Dallas sniper suspect Micah Xavier Johnson apparently wrote some lettering in his own blood on a wall where he was holed up and later killed at the shooting scene in the city's downtown, Dallas Police Chief David Brown said on CNN on Sunday.
Gov. Pat McCrory says mental illness and the increased incidence of heroin addiction are among the top issues facing North Carolina, and he wants municipal leaders and local police to work with him on addressing them.
Some North Carolina lawmakers are trying to remove an exemption in an immigration law last year that allows law enforcement to use identification cards from local government or nonprofit organizations to determine a person's ID or residency.