Meck County sheriff, CMPD chief address police reform during virtual town hall

Meck County sheriff, CMPD chief address questions on police reform during virtual town hall

CHARLOTTE — Channel 9 has reported for months that communities in our area have seen protests for justice and better policing.

Channel 9 government reporter Joe Bruno and Charlotte Councilwoman Dimple Ajmera hosted a virtual town hall meeting Thursday with CMPD Chief Johnny Jennings and Mecklenburg County Sheriff Garry McFadden.

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During “Straight Talk on Police and Justice System Reform,” leaders answered community members' questions on police funding, mental health training and community relations.

“If we had a magic button to change everything, we would,” McFadden said. “But we’re simply always asking for help and helping us change this -- and knowing who we are. Come in and have a conversation with us and come and talk to us.”

McFadden and Jennings laid out ways they’ve worked to improve their departments since they took office.

>> Watch the video at the top of this page to learn more about what was discussed during the town hall.

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