Tag: CMPD

Streak of crimes hit UNC Charlotte campus

| February 8, 2018
Streak of crimes hit UNC Charlotte campus

Over the past five days, the Charlotte community has experienced multiple on-campus crimes. On Saturday, campus police reported an assault in the Greek Village area of campus, involving a student and an unidentified man. The suspect, described as a black male, in his 30s and approximately 5’8,” gained access to a Greek Village resident hall […]

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Professor facing charges of sexual exploitation of a minor

| October 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Professor facing charges of sexual exploitation of a minor

University professor Robert Herman-Smith, 55, was arrested Thursday on three counts of second degree sexual exploitation of a minor and two counts of third degree sexual exploitation of a minor, according to reports by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD). The report from CMPD states that a search warrant for Herman-Smith’s Matthews home was issued on Thursday […]

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Police officer responsible for shooting Keith Lamont Scott not charged, peaceful protests ensue

| December 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Police officer responsible for shooting Keith Lamont Scott not charged, peaceful protests ensue

Demonstrators took to the streets of Uptown Charlotte once again Wednesday night after the news that Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police (CMPD) Officer Brentley Vinson would not be charged for the shooting of 43-year-old Keith Lamont Scott. Scott was shot and killed Sept. 20. According to the officers involved in the shooting, when they arrived on scene, Scott […]

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Unidentified body found near entrance of campus

| October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Unidentified body found near entrance of campus

An unidentified body was found by police near the front of campus near the entrance, across from Robinson Hall in the pump house. Details are slim and the Niner Times will update the story as it develops. Students were issued a statement by the University via email about the incident, reading: “The University was notified […]

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Scared of The Clown Craze? Meet The CMPD.

| October 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Scared of The Clown Craze? Meet The CMPD.

There’s been a weird and hard to explain uptick in clown sightings the past few weeks. Late at night, on street corners or in the woods, and calling in threats to schools, a remarkable amount of attention is starting to be given to what the media is calling America’s “clown craze.” Just in time for […]

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No longer journalists

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
No longer journalists

Safe: not able or likely to be hurt or harmed in any way. On the night of Sept. 21 we were not safe. Initially a group of four Niner Times staff members ventured to Uptown to cover the protests in Marshall Park. When protesters split with some staying in the park and some walking up […]

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Student Union Peaceful Protest slideshow

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Student Union Peaceful Protest slideshow

Photos by Kathleen Cook. Organized by the UNCC Black Student Union, students took to the “Die In” protesting the shooting of Keith Lamont Scott and subsequent protests in the UNC Charlotte area.

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Protests erupt after police officers fatally shoots black man

| September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Protests erupt after police officers fatally shoots black man

Update 6:06 p.m.: Businesses in Uptown, Charlotte are being encouraged to close early and residents are being advised to lock their doors, city officials warn. Protests are rumored to start in Uptown tonight. Update 3:45 p.m.: Scott was an alumni of North Carolina A&T State University. Protests erupt around campus as the aftermath of fatal shooting […]

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CMPD investigating after university student found dead in parking garage

| October 21, 2014 | 1 Comment
CMPD investigating after university student found dead in parking garage

A dead body was found in a car on level two of the South Village Parking Deck at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 21. According to housing and residence life, the student was a resident of Hunt Hall. The Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) has taken over the investigation and will release further information as […]

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OP-ED: Victim blaming creates a cold, fearful society that shuns those who need help the most

| September 9, 2014 | 0 Comments
OP-ED: Victim blaming creates a cold, fearful society that shuns those who need help the most

Written with guest contributor Joneka Percentie Just over a week ago, the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) began an investigation of an alleged rape in Uptown. The suspect in the incident was quoted as telling the victim, “This is what you get for walking alone.” While the claim was later recanted, it wasn’t before the CMPD […]

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Police investigate incident near Moore Hall

| March 23, 2014 | 0 Comments
Police investigate incident near Moore Hall

UPDATE: March 23, 4:55 p.m. Director of Public Relations John Bland released a statement regarding the investigation. It appears as though no foul play was involved in the accident, as a male UNC Charlotte student fell from the seventh floor of Moore Hall. The student has been identified, and his name will not be released […]

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Campus police investigate Monday morning robbery incident

| October 28, 2013 | 0 Comments
Campus police investigate Monday morning robbery incident

Students awoke Monday morning to an email from the university’s emergency alert system, detailing a supposed armed burglary around 1:30 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 28. The two victims were walking together on Van Landingham Road in front of East Deck 3. They say that the suspects, who were believed to have had handguns at the scene […]

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Move-in process slowed by suspicious bomb-like package near Holshouser Hall

| August 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Move-in process slowed by suspicious bomb-like package near Holshouser Hall

Residents of Scott, Holshouser and Hunt Halls awoke to blaring fire alarms and an immediate evacuation at 11 a.m. this morning. Students, faculty and staff waited under South Village Parking Deck for nearly two hours while campus police, Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department (CMPD) and CMPD special units were deployed to the scene to assess the […]

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Union Deck scene of police investigation Monday morning

| May 20, 2013 | 12 Comments
Union Deck scene of police investigation Monday morning

UPDATE: Published Wednesday, May 22, at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday evening, UNC Charlotte added a comment to the thread on their official Facebook page regarding a university statement on the incident. The comment reads, “Due to the nature of the campus incident, the university will not be making a statement at this time.” No other comments […]

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