CMPD Reaches Out To Local African-American Community

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CHARLOTTE, NC — Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police are trying to build better communications with our local African-American community.  One way is through the Cops and Barbers program.  WCCB Charlotte first highlighted the program last month in our series, The Watch with Will Kennedy.

CMPD and the Local Barbers Association are hosting town hall meetings to talk about issues involving police and race relations.

“A lot of things been going on around the country, you know, we’ve been seeing people being shot without any reason.  We want you to come out and be a part of the solution of what’s going on here in Charlotte,” said Local Barbers Association President Gene Winchester.

The Cops and Barbers town hall meeting is this Sunday from 3 – 5pm.  It’s at Martin Luther King, Junior Middle School on Bismark Avenue.