The incident happened around 12:45 p.m. on Independence Boulevard at North Sharon Amity Road. Police say the officer was traveling inbound when the driver of an SUV tried to make an illegal left turn. The officer was not injured.
Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney says he stands by the decision to charge Officer Randall Kerrick with voluntary manslaughter, but following the decision, he is focused on the department moving forward.
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The North Carolina legislature has given its final OK to putting state regulations upon mobile phone-based ride-sharing services such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar. The House voted overwhelmingly Thursday in favor of rules hammered out in committees and negotiations over the past several months.
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