Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police

UPDATE: City of Charlotte says civilian who suffered gunshot wound during protests is on life support, not deceased.

Police have deployed flash bangs, tear gas, and people can be seen running down the streets.

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sources tell our sister station in Charlotte, WCCB-TV, a person was shot in the head during protests in Uptown Charlotte. CORRECTION UPDATE FROM THE CITY OF CHARLOTTE: Civilian who suffered gunshot wound during protests is on life support, critical condition. Not deceased. WCCB reports it was civilian-on-civilian. City of Charlotte confirms that report. WCCB crews were live…

Cop Calms an Autistic, Potentially Suicidal Teen in Viral Photo

Officer Tim Purdy of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department soothes a potentially suicidal and autistic teenager in a photo that has gone viral. (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department) A photo of a police officer in North Carolina, sitting on the ground and soothing an autistic and potentially suicidal teenager has sparked wide appreciation on the internet. The photo, posted by the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police…

Charlotte Doctor Charged with Sexual Assault During Exams

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WSOC) — Detectives with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department’s Sexual Assault Unit have charged a Charlotte doctor after three women reported he sexually assaulted them during medical exams at an office on Arrowood Road. Officials said Dr. Mario Hernandez was arrested and charged with three separate counts of second-degree sexual offense for his involvement in the alleged incidents. According…