CMPD ups walking patrols weeks after doctor killed by stray bullet in uptown

CMPD ups walking patrols weeks after doctor killed by stray bullet in uptown

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — If you're heading out this weekend, you may notice more officers walking the uptown area. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has added those patrols in some key areas of center city.

The change comes just weeks after a prominent doctor was killed by a stray bullet.

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There was already a high concentration of officers in the area, but since the shooting, the department has brought in more using a grant to allow off-duty officers from across the city to take a walking beat focusing on the Epicentre and the Transit Center.

Watch the video above as Channel 9's veteran crime reporter walked around uptown with officers and got a better sense of what these patrols are doing.