In his first interview since the Freddie Gray riots, Baltimore’s police commissioner made a remark that is making some headlines. Anthony Batts says he knows there’s mistrust for law enforcement and police nationwide must accept that they are part of the problem. He said, “we are part of the problem,. The community needs to hear that. The community needs to hear from us that we haven’t been part of the solution, and now we have to evolve. Now we have to change.”
-A team from Harvard found poor children raised in Mecklenburg County are among the least likely in the country to escape poverty as adults. Mecklenburg was second only to Baltimore County, Maryland.
-The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office arrested Jeremy Dula, for $63,000 worth of cocaine in Lenoir.
-On Thursday afternoon, CMPD were investigating after reports of shots fired in the parking lot of a convenience store on North Davidson Street.
-Police are investigating after a person was found dead on I-85 early Friday morning in north Charlotte under the Sugar Creek Road bridge.
-The first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season is drifting toward the U.S. this morning. Subtropical storm Ana is 160 miles south-southeast of Myrtle Beach.