New program implemented to keep Charlotte streets safer

CHARLOTTE — The city of Charlotte introduced Belton Platt as the site supervisor for the Alternatives to Violence Program.

The initiative was put into place so that Platt and four others can help make Beatties Ford Road a safer place.

[CMPD: 181 rounds fired during deadly Beatties Ford shooting]

“I was a major drug dealer in the city of Charlotte,” Platt told Channel 9. “Everybody wanted me off the street of Charlotte, because of the things I did in my past life.”

In the video at the top of this webpage, reporter Gina Esposito speaks with Platt about what he hopes to accomplish in his new role.

(Watch the video below: Police connect more violent crimes to deadly Beatties Ford shooting investigation)